Macrovision patents hacking...

copyright, hacks, patents, legal

Guess who filed a patent application for polluting, posioning and launching DOS attacks against p2p networks? Macrovision did.

A change in name...

SIMS, berkeley

I just heard through the grapevine that my school, UC Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) will soon be called UC Berkeley's School of Information. I suppose that will mean our domain will change... ho hum, time to move to a real domain.

Off...

research

Well, I'm off to SSAW... it should be fun but I'm not as excited as I should be. Why? Well, I've caught some sort of sickness (probably just a cold) and presenting a paper and moderating a panel doesn't seem like a good way to recouperate. Plus, I'm madly finishing my masters thesis that is due early next week. Joy.

Dual Photography

hacks, privacy, photos, research

This is really cool... "Dual Photography". And, in addition to computer graphics, it seems to have privacy implications.

Chocolate cake...

recipe, food

I can still bake and frost a mean chocolate yellow cake:

a just-frosted chocolate cake

Cakes are easier to make than people think (yes, this is coming from the mouth of a former pastry chef). You can get by with store-bought cake mix, but don't settle for store-bought frosting (which tastes like crap and is full of perservatives and other nastiness)! Here's some tips and a quick frosting recipe:

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