“Dude, we’re robbing the bank!”

Consumerist.com pointed to this article from the Chicago Sun-Times about how stoked the police get when they find an iPhone as evidence in a case over the weekend: “When you hit the delete button, it’s never really deleted,” [Detective] Fazio said. The devices can help police learn where you’ve been, what you were doing there […]

Police and dogs in the street

That picture up there, that’s my dog. His name is Dio. He’s a Siberian Husky, maybe mixed with something else – he’s smaller than most huskies (though still within breed guidelines) and exhibits standard husky behavior: He’s playful, especially with other dogs, likes to roughhouse at the dog park. He’s really affectionate, most of the […]

When the only response is to point and laugh.

Sarcasm is the drug of choice of the Internet, and it’s beloved by vaguely immature bloggers like myself. Usually, more grown-up bloggers like Scott Henson at Grits For Breakfast tend to eschew the stuff in favor of “facts” and “well-sourced opinions” and “probing questions”, however, and that’s cool, too. It’s a big Internet, and there’s […]

Jailbreaking an iPhone and copying a DVD: Now not illegal.

While it’s never come to a criminal case in this country (to the best of my knowledge), jailbreaking your iPhone and copying a DVD for personal use have long been stigmatized as illegal, under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. And typically, when something’s been illegal, it doesn’t become more legal later – especially when powerful […]

Peeing on Judge Judy’s leg and telling her it’s raining.

While I’ve been out of town this past week, I’ve had the opportunity to do two things I don’t often get to enjoy: Watch daytime television (hence the subject line) and talk to people from rural parts of Texas. I made a new friend, kind of – this 21 year old ex-Marine from East Texas […]