Archive for October, 2007

Dog shoots man

Monday, October 29th, 2007

So, a variant on the old 'man bites dog' story, with the dog as the main actor. Courtesy of the BBC.

Community radio reaches Antarctica

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

A short item, but a heart-warming one. There's now a community radio broadcast station in Antarctica. They're looking for donations of content, preferably by CD or CD-R (as internet access is limited for them).

WRFU fundraising – upcoming events

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Some funferal readers will be aware that one of my sidelines is a radio show I co-present on WRFU, called A Critical Ear. WRFU is currently in the midst of a major fundraising drive to pay for a new permanent tower (it's current mast, on top of the Independent Media Center ...

Editors arrested for disclosing broad trawl for user records

Friday, October 19th, 2007

A story developing before our eyes. Early this afternoon (Pacific Time) I got a mail on Lauren Weinstein's Privacy mailing list, pointing to a subpoena directed at the editors of the Phoenix New times:In a breathtaking abuse of the United States Constitution, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, ...

Impressions from Vancouver

Friday, October 19th, 2007

I'm sitting in a room at Simon Fraser University, overlooking the Vancouver harbour. The rain, which had lifted over lunch, has returned, making the hills, of North Vancouver, on the far side appear ghostly, when they are visible at all. In a strange way, however, this rain seems so familiar, ...

Vancouver ahoy!

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I'm heading to Vancouver on Wednesday, to attend the annual conference of the AoIR. Hopefully I'll be able to take the time to catch up on my posting - as well, of course, as meeting with various colleagues and friends.