Ann Cavoukian: Rock Star

Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontarion Privacy CommissionerChad Hensler writes in his blog about Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, encouraging Google to challenge a ruling forcing them to turn private user logs over to Viacom.  In Dr. Cavoukian’s words:

…business should not, in my opinion, rely on the surveillance of consumers to protect their copyright interests. It is not acceptable to allow copyright enforcement to come at the expense of users’ privacy.

My new personal hero.

Read the whole letter here(Thanks, Richard, for the link.)

Pooh on the iPhone 3G

Earlier this year I dropped my Palm m505.  On a really hard surface.  At Orly.  It survived, but would no longer sync.  Clearly the Universe was sending me a message it was time to upgrade my PDA.  And, of course, that would mean re-evaluating my entire gadget strategy, including my PDA, cell phone, iPod, and camera.  And there, in front of me, was the answer, clear as day: it was time to get an iPhone.  I heard a choir of angels singing.  Oh, it was so right. Continue reading

Still Well Behind That Curve

I can’t claim to be on the bleeding edge of pop culture.  But, hey!  Even the 26 yr olds I work with hadn’t heard of this.  And I was twigged onto this by my buddy Ray, who’s about my age.

So, check out Frisky Dingo, by the creators of Sealab 2021, Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.  Sadly, AdultSwim won’t play their videos to international visitors (like Canadians).

On the upside, another buddy just told me about this cool tool which lets you choose which country you want to appear to be coming from, and it hooks you up!  More info in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, feel free to ream the boneheads at AdultSwim by viddying the Frisky Dingo goodies at