NBC Chief: Apple Destroying Video Biz

NBC Chief: Apple Destroying Video Biz Yep, Apple’s the bad guy here. They provided the first viable means of buying and downloading music and video off the net and now NBC claims they’re destroying the industry. That makes senses. Why not just admit that you didn’t care for Apple having the upper hand in discussions, and quit with the name-calling. BTW, I still haven’t bought anything from you since pulling your shows off of iTunes. Good luck with Hulu, ass.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider God-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, wrongly believing that he has the Gods on his side. –Aristotle, Politica bk v (ca. 340 BCE) (via)

Testing out the Flock 1.0 Beta RC3

Flock has come a long way since I first used it. When I heard that Flock was nearing 1.0, I figured I’d give the latest release a shot. So far, I’m impressed. Everything works a lot smoother. Integration with social networks is easy to setup. I’ve got Facebook, Flickr and Twitter pouring updates into a unified sidebar. The usual features are still present… blogging within the application, viewing flickr streams, viewing feeds, etc. All in all, it’s not bad. I’m not sure when the Flock 1.0 Final will be released, but it might be worth switching over to if you’re into the “social web”.

Nanideska Now Available

Screenshot of Nanideska themeAfter a bit of a delay, Nanideska is now available.

I’m calling this a 1.0 release, simply because it works as is… but future development and improvements are planned. Your feedback will help drive future plans for this theme!

I’ve purposefully tried to limit the color palette to shades of gray, cyan and lime green. (I know this isn’t going to work for everyone.) The top navigation area is where top-level pages are displayed. Support for sub-pages is not currently included. The main content area on the homepage features a lead-in article, followed by several of the most recent posts. (I borrowed the idea from Bryan Veloso‘s Chaotic Soul theme for Wordpress.) A sidebar is included to the right of the content area, and can be switched to a dynamic sidebar with Wordpress Widgets, but no work has been done (yet) to stylize any of the default Widgets.

This theme works best with Wordpress 2.3 or higher.

Nanideska is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States license. If you have any questions as to what rights are granted to you under this license, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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