Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Saturday, May 22, 2004

  Taking back the net

I have spent almost exactly a year in retreat (advancing towards the rear). In a couple days my non-compete with MontaVista expires. I know that nobody takes these things seriously, but I've been afraid of lawyers since a very young age.

Last winter HP announced 2.5 billion in Linux related revenue AND Barley Blascara blithley assureed everyone at CES that they were going to embed DRM into their products (How are you going to reconcile that with the GPL?) I bought my last HP product two years ago, when they laid the last friend I had there off. I couldn't find anyone in the conventional line of command to fix anything, and HP/UX was already a bit of a joke...

In january I made an enormous outline of everything I needed to do to restart my own business. Almost got funded in March. (The technology is still too raw.) I've been keeping amused helping various proto startups go nowhere fast while watching my bank balance erode. It's got so bad that I'll do quality work for free and turn my nose up at junk work for good money.

Life's too short to be a consumer. I'd really like to be in the "Producer electronics industry" - if only such an industry would get a little press.

 
David Täht writes about politics, space, copyright, the internet, audio software, operating systems and surfing.


Resume,Songs,
My new blog, NeX-6, My facebook page
Orgs I like
The EFF - keeping free speech in the world
Musical stuff I like
Jeff, Rick, Ardour, Jack
Prior Rants - Wireless and Wifi in 2015 - not what I dreamed of Saving wifi! Fixing Bufferbloat! Fighting the vend... Virgin Media - Fixing the epidemic of bufferbloat ... 49... and trying to find my navel Wheels down on mars! Tracking the landing of Curiosity, from Seattle spotting NEOs from around venus's orbit Asteroids as lunar orbit resources SOPA is bad news Departing France for England, then 'home'.
Best of the blog:
Uncle Bill's Helicopter - A speech I gave to ITT Tech - Chicken soup for engineers
Beating the Brand - A pathological exploration of how branding makes it hard to think straight
Inside the Internet Mind - trying to map the weather within the global supercomputer that consists of humans and google
Sex In Politics - If politicians spent more time pounding the flesh rather than pressing it, it would be a better world
Getting resources from space - An alternative to blowing money on mars using NEAs.
On the Columbia - Why I care about space
Authors I like:
Doc Searls
Where's Cherie?
UrbanAgora
Jerry Pournelle
The Cubic Dog
Evan Hunt
The Bay Area is talking
Brizzled
Zimnoiac Emanations
Eric Raymond
Unlocking The Air
Bob Mage
BroadBand & Me
SpaceCraft
Selenian Boondocks
My Pencil
Transterrestial Musings
Bear Waller Hollar
Callahans
Pajamas Media BlogRoll Member

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