Unplugged for Earth Hour
Well, the lights are out and my laptop is on battery power. I just hope I don't see any creepy crawlies during Earth Hour...
I hope you're doing it as well. Vote for Earth!
What the heck?!?
In the CNet article, Sci-Fi channel wants a trademark for themselves. Hence Sci-Fi becoming SfFy. Gack.
(Interestingly enough, Food Network doesn't seem to be concerned about trademarking, at least for now I guess. The execs there might be trying to find something trademark-ey of their own).
And can someone please explain how ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) being on Sci-Fi make any sense?
Disclaimers: I don't have cable. I can't afford it, and with the way things are I might be better off.
I like WWE, but I take it only at face value. It's entertainment, but a line must be drawn somewhere.
Creative/Posting Surge Today
I'm working on getting some pieces posted today, because starting tomorrow I'm focusing on spring cleaning and expanding my job search.
I'm not going silent (I hope). I'll be around looking at other people's works here and at the other gallery sites.
A Suggestion for the Recording Industry
If an album is no longer manufactured and the songs contained within are not available on any current title, it should be released to the public domain.
Two cases in point:
* A Means to an End: The Music of Joy Division. A tribute CD which contains an excellent rendition of "Love Will Tear Us Apart."
* So Fa So Good by John Jarvis Some of the best piano work from what I consider WNUA 95.5 FM's "glory days" in the early 1990s.
It makes no sense for these obscure titles (and others) to just disappear into the ether. Perhaps like Disney the major recording companies keep them in their vaults. However, unlike Disney, you don't see these titles return every seven years.
Clearly they aren't making money from having them locked away if that's the case (and they aren't going to make money off those who are selling them second hand). So why keep them? Set them loose!
(And just to make things totally clear: I will NOT pirate them!)
General Update 2
Maybe it's the weather and all, but I haven't been feeling too well lately. It doesn't help when you're unemployed and have to deal with people wanting money you don't have.
Anyway, work on the Trek story The Sierra Leone Incident is on hold for the time being.
I'm going to just focus on catching up with other people's work and clean up this apartment this weekend. Maybe things will look up next week.