Why else would the White House and Justice Department step in to ask the courts to deny compensation to American POWs from the first Gulf War while saying that America ought to compensate Iraqis who were tortured by Americans in Abu Ghraib?
Day: February 16, 2005
Change at FSF
Slashdot: FSF Appoints A New Executive Director. Bradley Kuhn is going to work for something called the Software Freedom Law Center as its CTO. Hmm. I think Brad is going to be at the Genius Workshop tonight. Anyone have any questions they want me to pass along?
You haven’t lived…
…until you’ve heard Nina Gordon, late of Veruca Salt, singing Straight Outta Compton (warning to sensitive ears—as on the original version, the F-bomb gets dropped about once every five seconds in that MP3). A bit like the bluegrass cover of “Gin & Juice,” but (thanks partly to the mental image) just that much more delicious. Thanks to Ben Hammersley for the post, fortuitously entitled My AK47 is a tool, that led me to discover this jewel.
Welcome back, my friends
I’d officially like to congratulate the IE team for getting the IE 7 release decoupled from Longhorn, and welcome Microsoft back to the modern browser landscape. It’s a big deal that Microsoft has awakened to the threat to its browser dominance from Firefox and other alternative browsers. We can only hope that IE 7 doesn’t bring its own slate of nasty CSS bugs that have to be worked around with yet another bunch of skanky CSS hacks.