So, lots happening, apparently. Most notably, my BitTorrent site for downloading free, legal music, LegalTorrents, got outfitted with a special RSS 2.0 feed, courtesy of Andrew Grumet, which allows 'enclosures', meaning you can do clever things like making your RSS aggregator automatically download a new Torrent every x hours/days. It's the first time this 'broadcatching' concept has actually been put into practice, so Wired News ran a story on it referencing us, lots of other people got interested, we gave away another 300gb of music as a result, and I christened my O'Reilly weblog by writing about the whole thing. Good stuff. [EDIT: the Wired News story also got picked up by Slashdot, courtesy of one of my fellow editors - but this is a nepotism-free zone, I promise.]
With relation to the Internet Archive and software collections, we're still building relationships and poking behind the scenes. In the meantime, we put up a temporary page for downloading The Adventures Of Fatman, an excellent, oldschool Sierra-style graphic adventure released last year for Windows and now freely distributable under a Creative Commons license. Go on, leech it, you know you want to.
Media? We don't need no stinkin' media! But if we did, we'd be watching A Shot In The Dark (delightfully, seminally absurd!), listening to XTC's 'Fossil Fuel' (pop so wistfully perfect, it hurts), and playing Ikaruga for the GameCube (I wish I could reverse polarity on life at will, sometimes :P)Posted by h0l211 at March 16, 2004 09:21 PM