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Talking Photo Software

This is so cool. Thanks to the coders at PQDVD you can now make any photo talk or sing. Better than that if you blog about it before Xmas they'll give you a copy of the software free! Click on the applet below to get to their site.

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Music copyright in the spotlight

Internet law professor Michael Geist looks at a copyright clash that could re-write the laws of online life.
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Posted originally: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:56:35 GMT

Tarot Card

Find out what my Tarot card is......

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Why the future may not be Steam-powered

Well OK you've probably guessed I'm not talking about coal-fired robots, though Boilerplate is fun :)

No I'm talking about that dratted games software overlord that combines all the worst bits of DRM, download manager and favorites browser for your games. Playing a game used to be as easy as inserting the CD and double clicking an icon. Not any more. Now I have to launch steam - that in itself seems to take more resources than Bioshock - then double click a link in the window.

But today I've done something punishable by the gods of gaming because instead of launching the game Steam is going to verify all my game data. Why??? And why does it take sooooo long? Have they not heard of one way hashes?

I don't play many games, I simply don't have the time. I like stupid, pointless first person shooter madness, because it's quick and a little challenging and I don't have to think about it too much. I love my Wii and I love my PS2, but frankly if the future of gaming on the PC is Steam I just don't have the time.

I won another router!

For the second year running I won a router at the annual Cisco Academy Forum Day. Yippee! This year it's a 3640 with a voice card so if I figure out how it works and can get the other bits I need I can show my students VoIP.

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