June 15, 2002

Rebecca Blood's Blogging Book Out Soon!

I ran into Bloggess Rebecca Blood at the Mozilla party Wednesday night.

I'm really looking forward to reading her new book:
The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog.

New Great Features In Mozilla 1.0

After going to last week's Mozilla party, I figured I'd download it and give it a try.

A friend pointed some cool features out to me (See linked graphics below for instructions on configuring these):

A Touching Moment At the Inappropriate Technologies Conference

Sounds like last week's MUTE/N2K Festival of Inappropriate Technology was a real blast!

Luckily, I was able to relive some of the magic first-hand, as Cory Doctorow sang along with a lovely MIDI rendition of "Warez Dood" (sung to the tune of "Hey Jude") and explained to me, with a tear in his eye, how the crowd had all stood up and sang together at the end.

June 14, 2002

Britney Steals Two For One

The funniest thing about this Billboard article is that the team accusing her of stealing a single song is claiming she created two different songs from it (on the same album even!)

Two musicians have filed a lawsuit against Britney Spears, claiming that a couple of songs on her multiplatinum second Jive album, "Oops! ... I Did It Again," were based on a tune they wrote. Philadelphia songwriters Michael Cottrill and Lawrence Wnukowski claim in the lawsuit that they authored, recorded, and copyrighted a song called "What You See Is What You Get" in late 1999 and submitted it to one of Spears' representatives for consideration on a future album.

June 11, 2002

Kung Fu Grippe Reviews Monsturd

Yeah so my little part and theme song for Monsturd went over pretty well over the weekend. Merlin Mann wrote up a nice review.

I think half the thrill on Friday night was having so many friends in the audience laughing at every little thing. But it was a different kind of thrill on Sunday afternoon hearing complete strangers laugh at all the same jokes -- in just the right places. Many of them stayed after just to laugh at the credits and the theme song.

My buddies Rick Popko and Dan West really pulled this one off!

I'll have my own little Monsturd web site up soon, with stills from my scenes and stuff. Stay tuned.