Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TPB Raid - 5 Years On, Still Going Strong

It's now been 5 years since the Pirate Bay was raided by Swedish police, after extensive 'urging' by US trade groups and politicians. 5 years of wrangling to take down that bastion of piracy, that cocker-of-snoots to the influential and rich, and that distributor of torrent files and magnet links (and NOTHING ELSE!)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Andrew Orlowski: Drunk, Unethical, or Just Plain Crap?

In the old days, reporting was easy. You took the facts of the story, and arranged them into a nice pleasant format that makes for easier reading. Nowadays, however, “Journalism” means taking a set of facts, discarding those that don't fit with the story you aim to write, and then writing a piece of prose that fits the story you want to tell. It's editorialising, it's writing 'fact-based fiction', but it is NOT Journalism.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

With Love, to Tery

I've had several pieces I've worked on, and ready to go over the past few days, but I've been unable to finish them, or concentrate on them at all. On Friday, a dear friend, who was not only a shining example of goodness ,a good friend, and in many ways a surrogate mother, died.