Mary’s matey made it t'har party.
I originally posted this aft in July 2003, an' amazingly it still works.
T' promote openness an' fairness among libraries that license scholarly resources, ye Uni'ersity o'Alberta Libraries (UAL) will no longer enter into vendor contracts that require non-disclosure o'pricin' information or other information that does not constitute a trade secret. All new an' renewed licenses submitted wi' non-disclosure or confidentiality clauses will not be signed but...Read more →
In a decision that raises questions about thar legality o'“browsewrap” agreements on ecommerce websites, a California court ruled that a browsewrap agreement in thar form o'a hyperlink t'a separate webpage be not enforceable. Yonder decision in thar case o'Nguyen vs. Barnes & Noble, Inc. found that even though thar was a “conspicuous hyperlink” t'har...Read more →
Founded in 1934 , Partisan Re'iew magazine was 'un o'yonder most significant cultural literary journals in thar U.S. Throughout its 69-year history (wi' a brief interregnum in No'ember 1936 t'Nov. 1937), Partisan Re'iew editors an' contributors have viewed critically both liberal an' conser'ative agendas. Apart from an early connection t'har Communist Party, it has...Read more →
This week HarperCollins an' anti-piracy company Digimarc announced ye debut o'a new ebook watermarkin' system t'enable thar identification o'leak points in t'company’s supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up wi' t'publisher t'learn about its new anti-piracy solution an' its o'erall anti-piracy strategy… Called Guardian Watermarkin' fer Publishin', t' system embeds all but in'isible markers into ebooks....Read more →
Thanks t'John Porter fer this week’s tech tip. Can I run Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4, DayZ, League o'Legends, Call o'Duty Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV, FIFA 15, Counter-Strike, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Crysis 3 or Grand Theft Auto IV? Does me computer meet ye minimum or recommended requirements fer Ye Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Titanfall?...Read more →
Bra'o WordPress! This week, a group o'hackers released a list o'about 5 million Gmail addresses an' passwords. This list was not generated as a result o'an exploit o'WordPress.com, but since a number o'emails on thar list matched email addresses associated wi' WordPress.com accounts, we took steps t'protect our users. We downloaded yonder list, compared...Read more →
Sure, I’ve seen plenty o'hotels an' bars that have lined their shel'es wi' worthless old books jus' t'give yonder impression o'intelligence an' sophistication. But wha' be yonder logic behind this in thar post-remodeled Cornhusker Marriott?