Nina Paley (of "Sita Sings the Blues" fame) writes,"I just released her first animation since Sita Sings the Blues, and it's about copyright! Specifically, that Copying Is Not Theft. This is the first in a series of "Minute Memes" I am producing with nonprofit QuestionCopyright.org.
But 'Copying Is Not Theftl isn't finished yet, because the audio is just a scratch track of my unprofessional voice (I'm a professional animator, not a professional singer!). That's where you, Musicians of the Internet, come in. You are invited to arrange and re-record the song, add your name to the credits, and share the results however you like. The high-resolution video file is at archive.org. It's Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licensed, so you can do anything you want with it except restrict its use. Yes, you can even use it commercially. Go crazy!"
Most YouTube videos have at least a few views: the uploader making sure it works and applying basic edits. But zero views? That’s a special class of film: automated, forgotten, mistaken, baffling, beautiful. Astronaut will show them to you. [via MeFi] Today, you are an Astronaut. You are floating in inner space 100 miles above […]
As U.S. headlines bombard us with proof of how low humanity can go, here’s a look at a happy, peaceful, and prosperous country — The Netherlands — to remind us that it is actually possible for the human race to get it right. If people want to change present circumstances through liberal ideals, it’s helpful to look […]
You know as well as I that writing complex, long-long form text requires significant organization. You’re probably also well aware that Word just isn’t up to the task. That’s why I’m a huge fan of Scrivener, the software suite used by best-selling authors and technical writers alike.Scrivener is much more than another digital typewriter. With a […]
Looking to upgrade your weekend? Here are three randomly awesome products on my mind this week.#3 FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth EarbudsAs more and more phones and gadgets switch to Bluetooth-only compatibility, you’ll need to get Bluetooth headphones like the rest of us. I’ve been super impressed with these affordable magnetic headphones. Pull the magnetic earbuds apart to auto-connect […]
Traditional folding wallets are designed for paper bills—but these days, carrying cash is rarely a necessity. More often than not, I don’t carry cash at all. This Bogui Clik Wallet is the best answer I’ve found for avoiding the hassle of those tight-fitting credit card pockets.This attractive, minimalist wallet features a protective lip, so my cards don’t […]