Myles Braithwaite

  • Five unopened boxes of golf balls.
  • Three unopened cans of tennis balls.
  • Seven mix tapes (the actually tape cassette kind). Two made by me the other five by other people (they had bitching album art).
  • Two mix CDs. Both made by other people (didn't have great cover art).
  • Three short stories and one screen play I wrote in High School.
  • Five unfinished original works of digital art.
  • A Lego stop motion film I made.
  • A short film a friend and I made inspired by Catchier in the Rye.
  • Three tape cassettes of the Ninja Turtles music.
  • A short film a friend and I made inspired by 24.
  • A computer animation/stop motion film a friend and I made inspired by Matrix.
  • My high school yearbook from grade nine (my picture).

Things I Learned About Myself

  1. When I was growing up the present one friend could give to another was a mix tape/CD.
  2. I made a lot of films from 9th grade to 12th most had terrible production value (one had me smoking a cigarette).
  3. When I was a teenager I had a lot of teenage angst.




Jess Brown interviews Byron Sonne, who was arrested a few weeks before the G20 Submit in Toronto for a number of charges.

Though I largely disagree with Byron idea of public disclosure in matters of security. From what I have read (in the paper, online, and the Free Bryron wiki) about the case I would have to say that he is innocent. But because of the publication ban on the case I can't really be 100% sure.

Update

Byron Sonne has been granted bail.


TOR (or Onion Routing) was developed so the U.S. Government could have a system that allowed for bi-directional communication over the Internet where the source and destination could not be determined by a mid-point.

The short answer to your question of "Why would the government do this?" is because it is in the best interests of some parts of the government to have this capability... Now enough of the conspiracy theories...

This is even on the about section of TOR web site on who uses the service.

(via @zedshaw)


Scoble has an intresting article on why MySpace lost the social networking market to Facebook was largly due to their choice of using Microsoft based technologies and the fact they were in a location that didn't have a large amount of programmers.

The problem was, as Myspace started losing to Facebook, they knew they needed to make major changes. But they didn’t have the programming talent to really make huge changes and the infrastructure they bet on made it both tougher to change, because it isn’t set up to do the scale of 100 million users it needed to, and tougher to hire really great entrepreneurial programmers who could rebuild the site to do interesting stuff.



moviebarcode

moviebarcode is an interesting project where they take a colour representation of a film frame and show it like a barcode (via kottke.org).

Speed Racer (2008)

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The New York Times pay wall has hit a new level of stupidity. According to this techdirt article, the pay wall is written in... Javascript(!) and is trivially bypassed with NoScript enabled.

I created a web based timecard application for a client a few months back and they wanted a feature that I felt was a little unfair to their employee's. So I implemented it entirely in JavaScript so for an employee to circumvent this feature all they would need is to block the timecard website with NoScript (which was installed by default on all their computers).

I wonder if a computer programmer at the New York Times had a similar moral issue.