MacDevCenter.com: Mac Modding Shortcuts – “Make repetitive tasks simpler and maximize ergonomic efficiency with this excerpted chapter from Erica Sadun’s Modding Mac OS X. This comprehensive chapter covers everything from the philosophy of keyboard shortcuts to step-by-step instructions to a look at speakable items, complete with shortcut management tips and screenshots.”
Archives for October 2004
Digital Web Magazine – Making News with Web standards – “The San Francisco Examiner recently became one of the first newspapers in the country to fully adopt Web standards and publish a site that utilizes valid XHTML and uses no tables for layout.”
Snopes, the ultimate site for proving or debunking urban legends has reviewed the legend, circulating the Net, which claims the “outcome of Washington Redskins football games has correctly predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election since 1936.”
Their findings? It’s true.
While, I personally don’t believe that there is some form of ethereal connection, providing a glimpse into future results of this important election, I must admit this light-hearted injection in such a contentious period is welcome. I just may tune into Fox on October 31st for the game.
Functional Specifications “are the blueprint for how you want a particular web project or application to look and work. It details what the finished product will do, how a user will interact with it, and what it will look like.”
As reported on Copyfight, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling that was in favor of Lexmark against Static Controls, a company that makes replacement ink/toner cartridges. As the EFF explains “When Static Controls reverse-engineered the authentication procedure in order to enable refilled and remanufactured cartridges to work with Lexmark printers, Lexmark sued in Lexington, KY, claiming both copyright infringement and circumvention in violation of the DMCA.”
A snippet from the opinion:
> Lexmark would have us read this statute in such a way that any time a manufacturer intentionally circumvents any technological measure and accesses a protected work it necessarily violates the statute regardless of its “purpose.” Such a reading would ignore the precise language – “for the purpose of” – as well as the main point of the DMCA – to prohibit the pirating of copyright-protected works such as movies, music, and computer programs. If we were to adopt Lexmark’s reading of the statute, manufacturers could potentially create monopolies for replacement parts simply by using similar, but more creative, lock-out codes. Automobile manufacturers, for example, could control the entire market of replacement parts for their vehicles by including lock-out chips. Congress did not intend to allow the DMCA to be used offensively in this manner, but rather only sought to reach those who circumvented protective measures “for the purpose” of pirating works protected by the copyright statute.