Bookmarks for February 15th through February 16th
- NABBC National Convention –
A bright but cold morning recently greeted the delegates for the 2009 National Convention of the National Association of Brass Band conductors (NABBC) at their convention venue in Lincoln.
Our band performed at this event. We were delighted to be conducted by the legendary Major Peter Parkes
- Don’t be bitter as Twitter gets fitter –
Click reporter LJ Rich talks about Twitter and whether the surge of interest in it is improving or impairing the micro-blogging system.
- Join the Internet Blackout – Protest Against Guilt Upon Accusation Laws in NZ –
Join The New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law ‘Section 92A’ that calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny. This is due to come into effect on February 28th unless immediate action is taken by the National Party
- Join New Zealand Internet blackout protest against insane copyright law –
Reason didn’t work and the Parliamentary process failed, which is why we in New Zealand now have arguably the world’s harshest copyright enforcement law. Sections 92A and C of the amended Copyright Act establish a guilt upon accusation principle that can see anyone accused of “copyright infringement” getting his or her Internet connection severed.
- Npower urged to drop ‘juice’ row – Npower seem to think that they came up with the term “Juice”. They’re idiots
- 50 Wonderful, Inspiring Photoblogs –
A photoblog is a very specific type of blog. Its focus is photography, and there are typically few words beyond a caption and comments. Photoblogs are easy to set up and maintain, and they make great photo galleries for photographers who are put off by the complexity of HTML coding or installing a CMS such as WordPress.
It’s because of this simplicity, not to mention the development of free yet sophisticated tools like Pixelpost, that photoblogging has exploded in popularity over the last few years. Photoblogs.org, for example, lists over 32,000 photoblogs! That’s a lot of photos, and a lot of photographers vying for your attention.
Dedicated as ever to making your life easier, we’ve handpicked over 50 brilliant photoblogs for your viewing pleasure.
- Galaxy has ‘billions of Earths’ –
There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, a US conference has heard.
Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms.
He was speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago.