Day: May 31, 2006

Pirate Bay raided and shut down

An anonymous [Slashdot] reader writes “, a longtime fixture of the BitTorrent community, is currently under investigation. is reporting their servers have been seized by the Swedish police.” What’s really interesting about them is the strange political power that they held in their homeland. There was much discussion even of a political party. This will be interesting to watch unfold.

O’Reilly: Apologise, Raftery

I’m afraid I won’t be one of the commentors brown-nosing O’Reilly for his response to the Web 2.0 debacle. His point-by-point response is contradictory and disingenuous imho. Here’s how it should have read: (more…)

Structured Procrastination

I’m notorious for procrastination, so although I think this guy is only kidding himself, I reckon I’ll give it a go. Hopefully I can kid myself too. :)

“Take for example the item right at the top of my list right now. This is finishing an essay for a volume in the philosophy of language. It was supposed to be done eleven months ago. I have accomplished an enormous number of important things as a way of not working on it.”