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>European Libraries Online

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“PARIS – Six European leaders jointly proposed Thursday that works contained in European libraries be made accessible online, in what they called a “European digital library.”

For now I’ll enjoy Project Gutenberg.

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Posted by on April 30, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>YaDDS: Yet Another DVD Delivery Service

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Well alright. I’ve used Netflix on and off since its inception. Great selection, great service, OK prices, OK site. Now I’ve cancelled with them again and joined Blockbuster’s new online rental service. Benefits: 2 free in-store movie OR game rentals/month. It’s also cheaper at $14.95/month for the same amount (3) of movies out at a time. Unfortunately not only is their selection worse, but if you join right now be warned: you are essentially a beta tester for a service that is not in a finished form. All sorts of weird errors can occur on their site including annoying ‘certificate doesn’t match’ dialogs (no matter the browser) and movies mysteriously not making it into the queue. Additionally Blockbuster’s turn-around time is also somewhat slower than Netflix’s. Chexs. Chex. A Chex. Anyways, there is at least one benefit to the broken site/service from Blockbuster: I have four movies from them in front of me. I’m on the 3-at-a-time plan. Hmmm.

UPDATE: 2005.04.29 I received a fifth movie in the mail today from Blockbuster. I guess they’re just sending me my queue now.

Now to the point. Green Cine is the newest service that I know of. It looks excellent. Their site is better than both of the other two mentioned. They also specialize in Anime. I don’t watch a lot of that but I get in moods sometimes and it’s really nice to have that focused on. They also have a lot of cult and independant stuff. NOT the pseudo-mainstream ‘new’ independant cinema, but real indie stuff. I haven’t tested out their selection extensively, however, but will give a full report after I’ve switched to them in a few days. I just can’t get enough online DVD rentals. Sewiouswy folks. The other thing I like about Green Cine is its big selection for being someone who claims to specialize in indpt fare.

CafeDVD claims the same but has a very limited selection from what I can tell. Although they are the only service I know of that allows an a-la carte option.

What it all comes to, folks, is the ability to get access to documentaries that you have no access to unless you just buy them all. There are somethign like 100 documentaries released every year and Blockbuster carries 12. Netflix supposedly carries about 40. And for a docu-junky this is the only way to go without going broke.

Longest, post, ever.

Btw, for backing up DVDs I always recommend the excellent all-in-one solution DVD Shrink.

And a beer to whoever reads this whole thing. Honestly.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>W, the time machine

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Well, I was going to post a pic of our leader for this post but the first image i got from a Google image search was the Delorean above (term: ‘W’). What i was going to say was that i bet if we had our presidents for like 16 years at a time we’d like them better. Think about it, Bush, Clinton, Taft, whoever, i think that the things they do to drive us nuts would eventually become endearing. You know, in that “oh, mr. president you drive me crazy sometimes but you’re an ok guy” kind of way. Or, “you sure did screw American workers out of jobs, but i’m sure we can find a way to work this out.”

No? Well i’d like to think that’s what would happen.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>L’examen SEM

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…and oh yeah, I PASSED. I am now a certified online advertising professional.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>Cinema Display for Less

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Anandtech has a tête-à-tête between Dell’s 20″ Widescreen LCD and the 20″ Apple Cinema display. Apparently they contain the exact same actual LCD panel made by LG but the Dell’s costs half as much as Apple’s. Of course it does. I’m sure there are mac idiots out there who will argue that Apple’s bezel is worth $400.

Speaking of Anandtech, and I didn’t just discover them or anything but, they’re like the new Tomshardware since Tom left so many years ago. At least that makes sense in my head.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>SEM Pro

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I’m taking my AdWords certification test on Thursday, wish me luck. Gosh I love tablet pcs.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2005 in Uncategorized

 

>Operaman

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Peep Opera’s new mascot, umm…Operaman…? And, uh, check out the new Opera too. The new version (8) is fantastic and my main browser. It really is the fastest browser, having the quickest rendering engine. Not to mention there’s no need to download extensions to have it do stuff like mouse gestures and search from the address bar like you do for Firefox.

internet up!

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2005 in Uncategorized

 
 
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