Archive for December, 2006

Gears of War Pumpkins Style

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Most people have seen the ad for the latest X-Box 360 game on TV in a theatre lately. It features a game play with no game sounds just ”Mad World” by Gary Jules. The ad would have been so much better if they had only chosen to use the Smashing Pumpkins’ Bullets with Butterfly Wings.

Follow up with the Bb team

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

I went to a small group meeting with the BlackBoard team later this afternoon. I knew I wasn’t going to get them to rescind their patent or drop their suite, but I think it went well. Matthew, Peter & Jan from Bb talked with Sakai community members (I don’t yet include myself in that community… Continue Reading Follow up with the Bb team

Bb v. SFLC, Sakai, Moglen, rational thinkers, et all.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Today I attended an excellent panel on the current BlackBoard patent (and indirectly their legal action against Desire 2 Learn) that featured Eben Moglen, General Counsel for the Free Software Foundation, and the Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center and Matthew Small, BlackBoard’s senior legal council. Both parties took questions and talked about Bb’s patent.… Continue Reading Bb v. SFLC, Sakai, Moglen, rational thinkers, et all.

Initial impressions of Atlanta

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

The interesting observation I’ve made about Atlanta is that you really feel like you’re doing the wrong thing walking anywhere at any hour of the day.  The car is king in the south, and the four lane drive-through bank you can see on the train from the air port signifies this.  That said, I do… Continue Reading Initial impressions of Atlanta

The Piling System

Monday, December 4th, 2006

As I fly to Atlanta I’m starting another flurry of blog postings. The first one is my piling system. It’s like any old filing system only the key to it is large Zip-Lock Quick Zip bags. This allows you to collect items of all sizes, including 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper (which other… Continue Reading The Piling System