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  • 31st Jul, 2006 at 9:33 AM


Holden and David
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Somehow, I have managed to get myself on Slashdot. This article stems from a talk that I did in Waterloo on Monday. And really, we have David and holdenk to blame. For it was they who coordinated this stunt.

While I thank Holden for the wonderful marketing push he's given my career, I'm a tad worried. After all, now I'm in the public eye.

So… uhm… does the camera make me look fat? :P


Comments

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hukuma
31st Jul, 2006 13:46 (UTC)
"... under present IST policy we are not allowed to run BitTorrent."

Ack! That's crazy!
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 14:18 (UTC)
Indeed.

And then IST complains about bandwidth usage whenever the campus gets hit by Slashdot.
(no subject) - dawn_guy - 31st Jul, 2006 14:26 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ink_13 - 31st Jul, 2006 14:35 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - holdenk - 31st Jul, 2006 14:54 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 31st Jul, 2006 15:31 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - holdenk - 31st Jul, 2006 15:43 (UTC) - Expand
iopha
31st Jul, 2006 14:25 (UTC)
Holy notoriety batman, you're e-famous now!
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 14:44 (UTC)
I was in-famous before, so this is merely adding to my collection of famity.
(no subject) - ink_13 - 31st Jul, 2006 14:54 (UTC) - Expand
chief1ic
31st Jul, 2006 15:06 (UTC)
Slashdotted, eh? You're like a celebrity! Can I get your autograph? ;-)
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 15:46 (UTC)
Heh.
(no subject) - ringzero - 31st Jul, 2006 18:37 (UTC) - Expand
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 15:46 (UTC)
You can experience it all through the magic of television.
(no subject) - da_lj - 31st Jul, 2006 16:23 (UTC) - Expand
valacosa
31st Jul, 2006 17:11 (UTC)
Nerds of the World
From the slashdot thread:
The interesting bit - ubunutu guy leaves & audience exits...hahaha - check out the nerds - especially the guy in shorts!

I think we're a pretty nerdy school when the nerds on Slashdot are pointing and laughing.

It's strange being away from Waterloo. In Penetanguishene, I'm a technological deity - but whenever I open my mouth, no one understands what I'm saying. So I guess I'm a lonely deity.
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 17:24 (UTC)
Re: Nerds of the World
Waterloo is a strange, alternate dimension.
thewronghands
31st Jul, 2006 17:45 (UTC)
Hey, that's an awesome thing to be in the public eye for. Go you! [grin] Be proud of your quality control. (And no, of course you don't look fat. :P)
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 19:12 (UTC)
Thanks! Now I get to see what it's like to have fifteen seconds of fame.
akashayi
31st Jul, 2006 18:32 (UTC)
On the contrary, you look stunning!

Congratulations... Interviews, Slashdot... you'll be on Boingboing next, right?
sfllaw
31st Jul, 2006 19:12 (UTC)
You flatter me!

BoingBoing? Why not? These things seem to happen at random.
(Anonymous)
1st Aug, 2006 00:25 (UTC)
yeah
youre a dork
sfllaw
1st Aug, 2006 01:16 (UTC)
Re: yeah
I know! Isn't it great?
ze_dinosaur
1st Aug, 2006 00:55 (UTC)
I watched the video today and I was very impressed, especially with your quick and good arguments on the economy of free software and intellectual property.

The one argument I like to pull out is how physical and digital property is so fundamentally different that it's silly to apply the same legal framework to them. If you bought a new car and I took it from you, clearly I've deprived you of something of value. But if I saw your new car, snapped my fingers and had an exact duplicate of your car, have I actually deprived you of anything? That analogy is how digital property works so treating it like physical property doesn't make sense.
sfllaw
1st Aug, 2006 01:20 (UTC)
Well, I've thought a lot about the subject of trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. So it's easy to come up with persuasive arguments on that topic. I'm sure, however, that I'd get slaughtered by an IP lawyer.

From what I understand, property in the legal sense is something, be it real or virtual, that you can enforce rights over. Which is not how normal people think of things.
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springbird
1st Aug, 2006 15:59 (UTC)
Oh wow. How exciting. I am going to have to pass this on to the boy. Stevenis big on slashdot, open source and is starting a Free Culture organization at the University of Toronto.

And we must do Sapporo when you come visit. I would love to share the goodness. I just hope you like it as much! Maybe you know of other good sushi places in the T. Dot.

And you don't look fat. You just have a big head, which is a good thing because so do I. ;b
sfllaw
1st Aug, 2006 19:12 (UTC)
Hey! Free culture. That's wicked. I'd love to meet with him some day and talk.
princessleia2
1st Aug, 2006 16:15 (UTC)
Cool.

And now I can say I knew you (and got a postcard, which was great btw) back before you were famous ;)
sfllaw
1st Aug, 2006 19:12 (UTC)
I'm not really famous. And besides, everyone can get their little splash of fame on the Internet.
(Anonymous)
29th Apr, 2007 16:56 (UTC)
whats up
Hi! How r u?
nice site!
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