The Blog Is Dead, but It’s Not Forgotten

The 39 months that have elapsed since my last post should make it clear that this blog is rather dead. I think I’ll leave this site up for now (for posterity, I suppose), but I won’t be posting any new content here. However, I have started blogging again. Check out Jonathan Rascher’s new Web site for some more recent content.

Yes, I Am Still Alive

Strange Machinery #2

Strange Machinery #1


HD DVD Cracks and Digg Censorship

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

What do those numbers mean?

They mean that HD DVD encryption has recently been cracked. That’s right, a valid AACS processing key has finally been found. Using this key, all current HD DVD movies can be decrypted.

However, things aren’t all this good. The administrators of the popular social-networking/news site Digg has tried their best to prevent discussion about it. They’ve removed stories about the crack, prevented highly-dugg stories from reaching the front page, and even banned many users who’ve commented about it.

So, if you hate DRM and censorship, spread these numbers everywhere, especially on Digg!

Hidden Feature: The Flickr Sidebar Widget Supports Zooomr

I’ve known about’s Flickr widget for quite a while, but I’m a hardcore Zooomr user, so I wasn’t too impressed with it.

Well, I was thinking it would be cool if it supported Zooomr too, so went to my dashboard and sent a quick feedback message. Less than a half hour later (did I mention that I love the support here?) I got a response from Mark saying that it already worked with Zooomr. I copy-and-pasted my photo feed URL into the widget options, and, sure enough, it does work!

I did a little searching, and apparently Hogg discovered this way back in December. Maybe the developers should make it clearer that the widget supports sites other that Flickr.

PS: I know this is basically a photoblog, so I guess having my photostream in the sidebar is kind of redundant. I’ll probably remove the widget soon, but I still wanted to share this little tip with anyone who’s interested.

Sometimes There Just Aren’t Words

... Hosted on Zooomr

Rusty Windmill

Rusty WindmillRusty Windmill Hosted on Zooomr

Gnomic Buddies

My mom adopted this little guy a few days ago. He’s standing guard outside the front door right now. (Trust me, you really don’t want to get a gnome angry, or there will be bloodshed. :D)

Gnomic GardenerGnomic Gardener Hosted on Zooomr

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