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@abulsme Updates from 2011-12-16 (UTC)

  • Reading – Megaupload Video Reinstated, Universal Says “You Can’t Touch Us” (enigmas, TorrentFreak) http://t.co/k1enAZfe #
  • RT @VanityFair Christopher Hitchens, 1949 — 2011 #
  • Reading – Should Copyright Be Allowed to Override Speech Rights? (Marvin Ammori, The Atlantic) http://t.co/EJpuzIqN #
  • Reading – Louis CK's DRM-free direct-sales video experiment pays off (Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing) http://t.co/YyDVI9zN #
  • Reading – Piracy Is a Form of Theft, and Copyright Infringement Is Neither (Matthew Yglesias, Slate) http://t.co/OI4UxBsn #
  • Reading – Gingrich Momentum Slows, Polls Suggest (Nate Silver, NYT) http://t.co/X6BXeNMz #
  • Reading – Could the 2012 Election End with a Deadlocked Electoral College? (Josh Kraushaar, The Atlantic) http://t.co/1gZUUnID #
  • Reading – End of the line for the Ponds (Marcus, Doctor Who News) http://t.co/akL3u12U #
  • Reading – Can Paul Win? (Andrew Sullivan, Daily Beast) http://t.co/F71m2cYK #

New Office Setup

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No desk. No desk chair. Just a comfy Poang and some shelves. I think I still need a small table to hold a drink and a snack, and probably a footstool.

This will probably result in me spending more time in my actual assigned space. For the last nine months or so I spent most of my time as a nomad, working from comfy chairs in lounges or coffee shops across the work campus.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: A Man Alone

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam talks about:

  • Cars
  • Republicans
  • Holiday Shopping
  • Twitter

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Amy Has Her Car… Uh… Minivan!

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TARDIS Blue 2003 Ford Windstar

100% her choice. May she use it for good, not for evil. May she use it in wisdom. May she use it in peace. May she not run out of gas.