“More harm has been done by people panicked over societal decline than societal decline ever did.” –xkcd #603
“Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”— Joss Whedon
Ever wondered why fonts look different on Macs and PCs? This article provides a great explanation/discussion: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/06/12.html.
If you’ve ever used iTunes, tried to rip a DVD, or attempted to use the “digital copy” that came with a purchased video – this link is for you: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/05/landmark-study-drm-truly-does-make-pirates-out-of-us-all.ars. It’s one of the best DRM articles I’ve read. Even the comments are (surprisingly) enlightening…
Finally – a complete, intelligent, well-written guide for Windows power users who are curious about trying Linux. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ubuntu-linux-guide,2293.html is the link; hope it’s useful to you!
Some perspective on the current swine flu pandemic: every year, influenza kills some 500,000 people worldwide, including 36,000 Americans. As of April 29th, 2009, the swine flu has killed 8 people – including one American. Chill out, calm down, and learn the facts. Here’s a good place to start: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/.
Internet users, rejoice! As of 1 April 2009, Firefox 3 has become the most popular browser in Europe at 35%, beating out IE7 at 34.5%. (Source) Let’s hope FF’s upward trend continues…
More good news for video gamers. According to a new study from the Nature Neuroscience journal, fast-paced action games can increase elements of visual function in adults. To quote the study exactly: “Video game training, therefore, may become a useful complement to eye-correction techniques that are routinely used in the clinic to improve eyesight.”
Ever wanted to make your own font? If so, this article (targeting Ubuntu Linux users) may pique your interest!