L’encre de nos Plumes – Sako – AKA – Chiens de Paille

I read about this just a few moments ago on the NYTimes, and for the life of me, the ‘thing’ wouldn’t come up anywhere, putting in the words for search- ” “I’ll Kill Him,” by Soko ” . I had to drip down a whole lot deeper to find this video, posted on MySpace video.

One way or another, it is Excellent !

By the standards of the new “Jackass” landscape, traditional stardom, with its career building stations-of-the-cross, its rigid … Read the rest

Digital Mona Lisa ? No. but a New Viral Hit ! Mirrored

I found this on YouTube and i thought the piece was fascibating. I am always keeping my eyes open to the opportunity to find and discover a ‘Digital Mona Lisa’

This is not ‘Digital Mona Lisa’, but is a a very interesting collaboration that is worthy of checking out.

A Battles collaboration with celebrated light artists UVA (United Visual Artists), produced by Warp Films (This Is England, Rubber Johnny, Dead Mans Shoes etc.).… Read the rest

Verizon – Shame on You !

Seen on TechDirt: Verizon Wireless To Hand Over Your Info To Advertisers Unless You Opt Out?

“Jeff A. writes to let us know that Verizon Wireless is trying to change its policy on what it can do with your calling record info. Basically, it sounds like they want to start selling it to marketers, so they had to change their terms of service. What they did was send customers a letter telling them they had 30 days to call and … Read the rest

SocNetWrk – New Acronym

I just made this up, SocNetWrk. The time is 4:30pm on October 12 2007.

Yes it’s new, I just Googled it.

SocNetWrk is nowhere to be found. I just sent out a twitter to that effect alongside WikiSpam, which is from a twitter post that Tantek just twittered.

I have been writing out the words Social Network and Social Networking now in tags, and it is such a chore, I mean, really !… Read the rest

Attack of the SuperWorm ! ‘Storm’ Surge Growing !

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I quote Bruce Schneier from his wired blog Security Matters goes into greater detail about the gathering StormBot Threat. I posted a brief riff about this Sept, 9,07 about the DDoS attacks on the the anti-spam, anti-phishing sites that track the activities of the online scammers and spammers, 419Eater and the anti-scam site Scamwarners.

This Bot-Net-Worm coordinated DDoS attack was very sophisticated in both how it went after these sites and why. Bruce Schneier has some excellent research and reveals … Read the rest

Semiotics vs. Semantics

from: Toward a Semantic Web

“At this point, nearly every Web designer that learns about microformats starts using them,” Tantek Çelik, chief technologist at Technorati and co-founder of Microformats.org, told InternetNews.com. “Because microformats require only some HTML authoring ability, millions of Web authors and designers are able to use them immediately. This is a much lower barrier to entry than many previous Web technologies, such as XML and RSS, which require the skills of a programmer.” -Tantek Çelik

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Tantek, XFN, Matt Mullenweg, and Microformats

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XFN is an amazing concept, and after looking at the incredible Page Rank of these various URLs, and not a theoretical one.

I first heard about Tantek when someone posting a thing on Digg about putting the term ‘Tantek’ into Flickr’s search engine, and finding all these pictures of this Uber Geek looking guy with all these hot geek intelligentsia babes. It you looked at the photo stream from the search you are looking a some sort of geek-tech-babe-magnet.

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PWN3D !

“419Eater DDoS’d?

We’ve had a report that the popular scambaiting site 419Eater and the anti-scam site Scamwarners are the latest anti-spam sites to fall victim to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Both sites are down at this time. Details are hard to come by, but there’s apparently been speculation that the attack originated from a Russian spamgang. ”

An interesting piece commenting on an underground virtual war happening over the web right this very second. The Denial of … Read the rest