The RIAA Sucks everything worse than bad

My favorite online radio SomaFM.com has been shut down because of the all the legal noise that the RIAA has been kicking up. This bums me to know end. The logic (if it can be called that) goes like this, We’re (RIAA) going to financially choke you out of business because we feel that by playing and exposing our artists to a larger population that we are somehow missing out on a lot of potential income.

Well, I wrote to both of my Senators and my representative, Jay Inslee (whom I like). If you’ve bought any music as a result of listening to an online station and you think this is an important issue, please go here

That is all. If anyone knows of any really good Ambient internet radio stations email me please.

Boring techhead stuff now approaching

I’ve found an OS X solution to my ongoing battle with popups and popunders. I found a wonderful hosts file and merged it into NetInfo, told my system to check it’s local hosts first than the network and voila my popups/unders are mostly a thing of the past. I also set IE to ask on a site by site basis for cookies permission. It’s amazing to me how many sites want to deposit cookies on my machine, like so many dogs marking territory.

Yesterday Mike and I went downtown, it was just such a nice day for an outing. We went to go see the exhibition of John Waters photos down at the Greg Kucera gallery. There were a few photos that I definitely wanted, both of them had Edith Massey in them. We strolled along 3rd ave. towards Pine, and went through some of our favorite bookstores. Heading towards the Market we had a plan for lunch, we were going to go from one end to the other and pickup a few things a few things there. We ended up with peroshikis, chocolate eclairs, REAL german potato salad, landjagger’s (german sausage/salami’s), and Underberg (a very strong tasting appertif, like liccorise). Having gathered our lunch we headed down to the waterfront to sit and eat, what a beautiful day, it was like a picnic. Afterwards we headed home and just hung out, talked, drank coffee and played on the computers.