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Canadian Copyright

I found a couple of interesting articles with respect to changes in Canadian Copyright law. It’s scary to see the Copyright battle start in Canada. As in the US it looks like the pro restriction groups are doing their best to make sure they dominate the process. The Star has two articles here and here. Both of these articles are written by Michael Geist.

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Friday

Had a nice easy going Friday night. No homework or other work related things. First went to the London International Airfest. It was a great show. This is the first time I have gone to the Friday evening show. Though there were still a lot of people, it was no where near as busy as Saturday or Sunday usually are. Pictures from the show are in the online photo album.

Afterwards, we went to see the new Harry Potter movie. I enjoyed it but not as much as the first two. The movie seemed very rushed to me. It could have easily used another 30 minutes of footage. Hopefully they can find a way to address this problem as the books in the series just keep getting longer.

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Dogma

Earlier tonight I stumbled upon Dogma on TV. One of my all time favorite movies. I’m sure traditionally religious people are appalled by this movie but the image of God presented at the end is the most powerful and positive I have ever seen.

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Fedora Core 2

I have had Fedora Core 2 installed on my three computers for a couple of weeks now. Traditionally I have used a stock install for my gateway and laptop but have customized the desktop components of my main work station. Typically this meant building the latest GNOME from source via Garnome. Fedora Core 2 is the first Linux installation I have had in a long while that I don’t have the urge to customize. Sure, I have installed some new stuff that is not part of the distribution but the core desktop components are stock. Kudos to Fedora for putting together such a good distribution. Someday I’ll take the time to get familiar with Debian but at the moment I don’t have much incentive to.

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ADTI

The continuing saga of the The Alexis de Tocqueville Institute FUD machine is quite amazing. It scares the crap out of me that the world is influenced by people like this. Check out the discussion in Tim Labert’s Blog. Groklaw is also getting in on this.

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Marathon

I just got back from the National Capital Race Weekend in Ottawa. Ran the half marathon (21.1 Km). Finished with a time of 2:16:08. This is the first time I have ran a marathon so I am pretty happy with that time. Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would. Pictures from the weekend are in the Photo album.

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New Cozumel pictures

I finally got Moe’s pictures from the Cozumel trip online. That’s another ~150 pictures added to the Cozumel album. Now I just need to get Allison’s ~380 uploaded and that will be all of the Cozumel photos. Hmm…. I should probably put up the pictures from the Dominican trip in 2001 too.

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Blog!

So I decided it was time I do something useful with my website and setup some blogging software. I must say that so far I am quite impressed with WordPress.