Sunday, January 21, 2007
Dianne Feinstein's "Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music (PERFORM) Act" would permanently hobble your ability to record off the radio and force webcasters to use DRM formats. PERFORM would also mess with streaming Internet radio stations. Right now, MP3 or open format Internet radio can take advantage of statutory copyright licensing to remunerate rights holders and artists. After PERFORM, all streaming music that uses statutory licensing will be required to be in a DRM-encumbered format that forbids interoperability or user-editing. Wave goodbye to MP3 streaming and to moving recorded webcasts to the portable player of your choice.
John Sellars.com 2.0: Mediacom Sucks!
When searching the net for "Mediacom Sucks" I came upon this site. My beef with Mediacom is with their internet service (or lack thereof) in my area. I have yet to receive the speeds I have been paying for. This has been going on now for several years. After speaking with network techs with Mediacom I have an understanding of the problem and know they are working to fix it. I would switch to another high speed provider, but they are the only game in town..... and they know this! One would think the customer should get a credit on their bill for the limited service being provided. So much for what the customer thinks!! As I was writing this I recieved a call from Mediacom asking if I would like to upgrade to their "internet-Max" package with download speeds "up-to 10,000kbps". The key phrase here is "up-to". When I asked if there was a "not-less than" there was no answer from the sales rep accept to continue to throw the pitch on how much more I would enjoy the higher internet speed. Bit my tounge and said "thank-you, not at this time" and hung up. I have over 1700 internet speed-test in a database on www.testmy.net from Feb 2005 until present day and not one are up to the advertised by Mediacom. I am paying for 5000Kbps down/256Kbps up. Here is the latest...
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Have been using Google page creator for my stream page and finding it quite easy to make quick changes on the fly. Noticed that I can modify and combine several gadgets in one frame here on the blog and if they work here I can insert them on my Google page without a problem. Notice the "Now Playing" list along with the media player seen here.