Archive for the 'Manifesto' Category

“This is why I pirate.” A filmmaker’s story.

That a young filmmaker’s career was summarily crushed before he could even graduate school strengthens my own resolve to never set foot in a multiplex ever again.

Two cars, two TVs… two Internets?

SOPA is scary, awful stuff but the sad truth is that very few people seem to care.

Meet my freedom phone.

The humble handset you see above is the answer to a question posed here some 20 months ago: “Is a high-functioning Google-free Android phone even possible?”

Why I’ve switched back to Nokia’s ghetto smartphone OS (for now).

I’m not telling you to switch to S60 — or any specific mobile OS for that matter — just letting you know that Google doesn’t have to own your ass if you don’t want them to.

Carrier contracts: Your table awaits…

If this sounds completely ridiculous, it’s exactly what I had to sign up for with my current wireless carrier. I’ll be giving my thirty day notice today — and yes, I’ll be paying the maximum penalty…