Blog posts in May 2008

Things not required in wars

Cognitive surplus

Clay Shirky made a great presentation on gin, TV, and the cognitive surplus that answers the “where do people find the time” question non-net people ask us about (say) Wikipedia – America spends on the order of 100 million person-hours a weekend just watching the ads alone. Put even a fraction of that towards participatory projects, and you get a lot of stuff.


Selenium RC Firefox 2 support on Ubuntu Hardy

You may find after upgrading your Ubuntu boxes to Hardy Heron that Selenium RC stops working with Firefox. Here's how to fix it.


You know what's wrong with society today

There aren't enough men in fezzes who are present for reasons unclear to you.