Adi from EFF writes, "Engine Advocacy worked with artist Kirby Ferguson (of Everything is a Remix fame) to create this great primer on patent trolls. It beautifully and succinctly lays out the patent problem, which is one of the hottest topics on the Hill right now. EFF, Public Knowledge, and Engine are pushing for people to call their senators to demand strong patent reform, and we have a handy tool at fixpatents.org for all you to do so!"
I really get a kick out of Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, a conceptual band out of San Diego with a robot lead singer. So when the band's human, Professor B. Miller, asked me to write the liner notes for their latest laser-etched LP, Balance a Checkbook, I couldn't say no! It's a "financial record," so I've… READ THE REST
Squirrels eating you out of house and home? Make them out house and gnome! Just another big head squirrel feeder from the wonderful weirdos at Archie McPhee ($18.95). THAT GNOME SURE GOES THROUGH A LOT OF NUTS Have you given up on trying to get rid of squirrels? Why not make them part of your… READ THE REST
Not long ago I posted a screenshot of a Teletext-style theme for Boing Boing. Though that was just a HTML mockup, Rhys Jones went right ahead and implemented it on Teefax, the online Teletext emulator. Perhaps we've found the future of the web! The weird compelling joy of simple technology that gets you where you… READ THE REST
Hackers and Internet thieves are everywhere these days, and the threat of your systems and devices being breached means that keeping your PC safe these days isn't really an option. Going offline is also a rarity, and being connected to the world wide web only subjects you more to the digital pirates looking to steal… READ THE REST
A few messes here and there is no big deal, but too much clutter at home or in your workspace can make you anxious, adding unnecessary stress to your already-buzzing mind. But with all the gadgets you have to charge every single day, it's not hard to cover every tabletop with multiple cables, chargers, and… READ THE REST
With the increase in wildfires, hurricanes, and a world-wide pandemic hitting us this past year, it's safe to say that having an accessible and smart survival kit has become necessary. The GetxGo® emergency kit is packed with over 40 smartly organized and modernized essentials. The GO kit has everything you need to support your on-the-go… READ THE REST