Day: April 9, 2009

  • The Associated Press Follies Continue With YouTube

    [The AP threatens an AP affiliate for embedding videos from the AP’s own YouTube account][link]. It’s like watching a drunk vomit on himself. [link]: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/08/ap-exec-doesnt-know-it-has-a-youtube-channel-threatens-affiliate-for-embedding-videos/ “A.P. Exec Doesn’t Know It Has A YouTube Channel: Threatens Affiliate For Embedding Videos”

  • Popular URL Shortener tr.im Is Down

    [Thousand of Twitter links][link] are now broken, and nobody knows for how long. This is exactly the kind of thing I talked about [earlier this week][prev], and I hope it will spur adoption of [short_url auto-discovery][short], even though I’m not crazy about the name. [link]: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=tr.im “(5) tr.im – Twitter Search” [short]: http://sites.google.com/a/snaplog.com/wiki/short_url “Short_url wiki”…

  • Fair Use for Fair People

    [Anil Dash on the AllThingsD kerfuffle][link]: >The Associated Press announcement addresses pricing, licensing, and legal threats. There is no statement made about the credibility of the information being published through these online channels, nor whether the act of aggregating and disseminating news this way has an impact on its accuracy or accountability. I agree, entirely.…

  • Did The Cubs Win Today?

    My [single-serving][single] site, [didthecubswintoday.com][link], is covering the Chicago Cubs 2009 season with all-new guts. Game results are not easily tweetable, and navigation has been much improved. [link]: http://didthecubswintoday.com/ “Did The Cubs Win Today?” [single]: http://kottke.org/08/02/single-serving-sites “Single Serving Sites”

  • Teaser Trailer for Mike Judge’s New Film: “Extract”

    [General release on September 4th][link]. Starring Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis and Ben Affleck. Let’s hope it doesn’t get stuck in Movie Hell like [Idiocracy][idio]. [link]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5E7zDL9nOc “YouTube – Extract-Teaser Trailer” [idio]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocracy “Idiocracy”

  • Roger Ebert on Bill O’Reilly and Squeaky the Chicago Mouse

    [“Raise the bridge! I have an erection!”][link] [link]: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090407/COMMENTARY/904079997/-1/RSS?ref=fp6 “Thoughts on Bill O’Reilly and Squeaky the Chicago Mouse :: rogerebert.com :: News & comment”

  • Doc Hammer fills in for Dana Snyder On Snyde-Cast

    [Ken Plume and Doc Hammer bullshitting for 80 minutes][link] is far more entertaining than you might think. [link]: http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/2009/04/02/snydecast-89/ “Ken P. D. Snyde-Cast 89: The Doc Is In » Quick Stop Entertainment”

  • Amazon.com Now Selling Xbox Live Arcade Games

    [This is a pretty big deal][link]. Amazon selling download codes for XBLA games is a good step for retailers getting in on the downloadable action, which will get more exposure to download-only games, which will get everybody paid more. I hope. [link]: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FXbox-Live%2Fb%3Fie%3DUTF8%26node%3D979417011%26ref%255F%3Damb%255Flink%255F84085271%255F2&tag=philnelson-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957 “Amazon.com Xbox Live Store”