So I found this link on Scripting News pointing to a Nutty RSS/TiVo hack, and in following the link to the Nutty RSS/Tivo hack, there appears to be a screenshot, and when you view the screenshot… well, I’m on CNN!
So Steve “Vegan Warrior” Jobs is now selling sugar-water to the kids. The kids will thusly buy the sugar-water and then get “free” (as in beer) music from the iTunes Music Store. And the best part? It’s all legal. They’ve even got a nice background song in “I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)” to go with it. I personally would have choosen the version recorded by the Clash, but that would have caused the kids to say “Who are the Clash?” so they got a bunch of kids who played in Grant’s basement years ago to do it instead. Probably payed them in sugar-water. Or iPods. Of course I’m sure all those Pepsi-drinking kids will be more than happy to purchase an iPod of their very own.
So while people are all hyped about “Reality Television” we sit patiently for Steve to unveil “Reality Distortion Television” which is a land where you can pretend Steve Jobs is drinking a Sierra Mist while listening to the Clash…
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Sure, I finally get invited to join the Orkut (aren’t those the weird creatures from LOTR?) and it’s by some deviant lunatic bent on destroying the system… In other words, everything is working as planned… Mwuhahaha!
We’ve kept RasterWeb! ad-free for quite some time. Sure, other jumped on the ad bandwagon, but we tried to stay of of the ad game… Well, no more! We will begin running ads soon. We do promise this though, they will be unobtrusive, and they will not be for anything we consider completely icky. We came to this conclusion after being approached for ad placement. Honestly it’s not a ton of money each month, but it’s worth thinking about. Now, to deal with the whole money thing, we came up with this. Each month part of the money will be put aside to support authors we like, people like Zeldman, for instance… and part of it will be donated to an open-source project. This allows us to continue learning, and support things we believe in. If neccessary in the future, any advertising revenue will be put towards hosting costs as well.
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