Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shucks, real nature needed.

Apparently the nice pictures of bounty islands and pretty scenery that I sometimes put on as background on my computer desktop is not as effective as I hoped. I might as well just stare at the wall.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Someone I know on TV

Seat has a new advertisement on TV (Spanish and Catalan - and even Dutch TV). And they have put real Seat employees in the spot. Yay for Seat - it always seems idiotically fake when models pose in company promotional material - especially if they pose as employees.

A fun detail about this advertisement is that the owner of the flat that I live in is in it. He works for Seat.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Danish patent office messup

Some weeks ago I saw a post (on slashdot probably) about a new copyright treaty being negotiated in secret, basically by industry lobbyists.

The great copyright jurist William Patry blogged additional details here, here, and here.

So I decided to ask on the weblog of the Danish patent office who is representing Denmark in the negotiations, and by which mandate he is negotiating.

First the patent office blogger replied that he would look into the case and then get back to me, but then later both his comment and my subsequent comment was deleted. Well, the comments can currently be found in googles cache - so here they are for reference.

Current blog-post

Google cache from the 11. july before posts were deleted.