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People outside of Kentucky might think it's somewhat bizarre that government officials are now blocking state employees' Internet access to blogs that are critical of Governor Ernie Fletcher.
Unfortunately, it's not that crazy. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.
The current administration has made a name of cutting off as much negative opinion as possible, and since June 23, state workers cannot resolve the Bluegrass Report and other statewide blogs.
If you have seen The Developers, maybe you passed over the copyright page, which contains random stuff that every book has. The ISBN is listed, as well as the publisher and a note that explains the book is fiction. Also nestled into this page is a little note that says "To help debug future versions of this book, please send corrections and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Luckily, some people have read this and have sent me minor errors they spotted in the book. I will list them here.
I thought about writing an article about plagarism, then I decided I would first see if I could copy it from someone else.
HA! That was supposed to be funny ... or maybe just sad.
There is a recent report from the BBC saying that the Internet has made copying sources easier. Furthermore, the professor quoted in the story says that the new generation of students see nothing wrong with copying material found online.
We live in a world where we expect things to improve and evolve, like finding cures for fatal diseases, building structures to withstand the fiercest storms and attempting to select a new singer for the band INXS. Yet, despite all of these advances (OK, INXS' original singer wasn't bad), the majority of people on the highway still have no freakin' clue how to drive.
The recent buzz on the news wire is that there's a clause in the MySpace agreement that allows the social networking site a royalty-free, worldwide licence to publicly display posted content.
My reaction, along with the most obvious reaction to this, is simply "Duh."
From the Archive
It's not entirely pretty, but here's what others had to say about the Ultimate Crazy Survey:
Fairly insane sounds about right.
Ben, I don't feel crazy. Just out going, fun and fearless some times. I think reality shows are the DEVIL!! Ha ha
I really do not have any comments on the quiz itself, but thank you for writing it so that I had something to do at work.
I recently noticed that Google Books has revamped its search and functionality. While it appears that you still cannot be yelled out by a real-life librarian, it does look as if you can read many books, including "The Developers," via your web browser. Check out the book here.
It's rather easy to assume you know something, especially if it's based on previous knowledge that you are familiar with. And there is oftentimes a level of obviousness in certain things that make questioning particular items unnecessary. But at what length would you go to be 100 percent positive something is true?
Lately I've been reading "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller. It's a great book
(watch for a review in the future), but I noticed last week that the
paperback price tag was 95 cents. The copy I'm reading is nearly 50
years old, but even still, how could the publisher make money selling
books for under a buck?
If you were greatly anticipating my column this week, I have something a little
different than normal in store for you. Actually, if you are really anticipating
my column ANY week, I recommend you seek professional help, because that is
I have created a simple compatibility test, which matches you, the
you, the movie star/singer. If you are one of the 12 selected celebrities
who are on the list, and you find out you are not compatible with yourself,