Here's random information on the life and times, work and play of Eric M. Larson. Some technology, some philosophy, some note-keeping, a little religion, and some "current events," all coming together with the goal to support learning.
Even more information on site blocking -- or site censorship, as the case may be...
Ironically, I’ve got two commercial-related things going on in my mind right now. On the Ericast, I’ve been discussing how commercials are going to get more and more imbedded into content; I think we’re going to drift away from “spot radio” or “spot television”, and even drift away from traditional “product placement”, and move toward a picture-in-picture or screen crawl or other “embedded advertising”. That way, you’ll be unable to avoid the advertisement… and you’ll want to see it, because skipping it would mean that you’d miss out on the content. (Imagine, for example, a HGTV demo on sponge-painting that takes up the top 2/3rds of the screen, with the bottom 1/3rd showing things like “BEHR Paint on sale at Home Depot! 20% off!”.) I might hate living in a world filled with television that looks like that… but it probably would be effective. But, speaking of, I’ve found a program that removes commercials from MPG files! And it really works! I’ll blog it next, from the site. Why n
Okay, I needed a catchy title. There you go. Here's the issue, quoted in the story Bush administration objects to .xxx domains | CNET News.com : "The Family Research Council, for instance, warned that 'pornographers will be given even more opportunities to flood our homes, libraries and society with pornography through the .xxx domain.' " How dumb can you get? If pornographers want to "flood libraries and society" with porn, they can do it plenty-fine now. Don't need any more "opportunities". What a .XXX domain does is allow portions of society (libraries, schools, parents, whatever) to LIMIT the flood, by restricting access to the domain. Duh! Porn is on the internet. It's not going to go away as long as we have a bare minimum of freedoms in this country. So why not attach a modicum of regulation to it, so that we have a better chance of avoiding it? Yes, the article explains that this is the Bush Administration objecting to
Okay, if you've read this for any length of time, you know that I've got lots of search results for my miscellaneous Kari Byron comments, which just encourages me to talk about her more because that's what people are coming for. Well, looking at my search results, folks occasionally search for "Kari Byron married", which is why I put up this post: educating eric: Kari Byron has a ring! Engaged? Married? The problem? Some poor person from Reno, who did one of those searches, landed on one of my other Kari Byron pages and never clicked on the Home link here, which would have brought him (or her... nah, "him") out to the home page, where he would have seen last night's post that talks about the apparent wedding ring that Kari's wearing. So, here's the challenge: How do you design a site so that people who land deep within it can find their way out to get to where they really want to be? I suppose I could go back and update all my old post