1. Interview: Will Friedwald, Owner Of The World's Largest iTunes Collection <http://www.glennwolsey.com/2007/04/19/interview-will-friedwald- owner-of-the-worlds-largest-itunes-collection/> That's a very long url, so if your email program mangles it, try this tinied version: <http://tinyurl.com/2lsz43> The stats: 849 GB ~ 172,150 songs ~ 809.2 days ~ 2,935 artists ~ 11,561 albums 2. "Pensa" by Fabrizio Moro <http://www.italylogue.com/italian-news/pensa-by-fabrizio-moro- song-lyrics-translated-to-english.html> <http://tinyurl.com/2z89sy> This song won the Youth prizes (popular and critical) at the recent Sanremo Song Festival (think slightly more upmarket Eurovision for Italian songs only). I don't normally like the songs at the festival - I watch for other reasons. But this one struck me as a particularly good song with poignant lyrics. Definitely a song I hope to add to my iTunes collection. 3. DubyaSpeak.com: What's in a Name? <http://www.dubyaspeak.com/whatsinaname.phtml> "(An abundance of terms, abbreviations and names... all messed up)" Some quotes from the orator of the Free World, e.g. "Information is moving -- you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets" The site has lots of other funny stuff: <http://www.dubyaspeak.com/> 4. Bill Gates and DONKEY.BAS <http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000862.html> Proof that Microsoft always wanted to be a Games company? 5. "Email addicts get 12-step program" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200702/s1852683.htm> "Developed for cases such as a golfer who checked his BlackBerry after every shot, and lost a potential client who wanted nothing to do with his obsession, Marsha Egan's plan taps into deepening concern that email misuse can cost businesses millions of dollars in lost." 6. "Department of Justice report: FBI unable to properly track 51 lost laptops" <http://www.scmagazine.com/us/news/article/632384/doj-report-fbi-unable- properly-track-51-lost-laptops> <http://tinyurl.com/2xbehm> "Auditors from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported this week that during a 44-month period ending in September 2005, the FBI lost 61 laptops containing either sensitive information or information the FBI was unable to confirm as sensitive."
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Posted by Bruno at 8:37pm