Friday, June 22, 2007

Links for the Weekend

Finally, the weekend is here. I have lots of stuff to catch up on after a very busy work week. In the meantime, here are a few of the best posts I ran across over the past few days.

1- DVD Home Media Center, We Hardly Knew You - The EFF, put this piece out referring to the proposed amendment to the DVD standard licensing agreement. It's very bad news for fair use and the consumers of any media products.

2 - CableCard 2.0 is ready - It's ready, but where is it? Everyone is still kind of waiting to see if CableCard 1.0 will work out. This is the third in a series of articles by Ben Drawbaugh on the CableCard 2.0. There is a lot of good information on CableCard there if you are interested.

3 - Cox to add 50 HD Channels by year end - More HD, I just wish you didn't have to have cablecard or a junky cable box to view them...

4 - Skitch Image Editing/Sharing Tool: A Perfect Blend of Desktop and Online - Michael Arrington talks about this promising tool and offers betas to the first 1,000 takers. Mac only for now though.

5 - Screencast from your Computer for Free - Davis Freeburg talks about CamStudio (not to be confused with the more advanced but costs money Camtasia)

6 - Five things you probably didn't know you could do in Google Docs & Spreadsheets - From webware some useful stuff about google docs and spreadsheets

7 - AT&T Giving Consumers The Runaround Over Secret $10 DSL - Consumerist reports that AT&T is making it difficult for customers to get their unadvertised $10 DSL.