Monthly Archives: August 2009

Speeding Up Alternative Textbooks for Visually Impaired Students

via Marc Beja, Chronicle of Higher Education: While music-recording companies have been fighting people who illegally share songs, book publishers are looking to expand file-sharing for college students with print-related disabilities. AccessText, a new service that rolled out a beta … Continue reading

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WordPress Authentication Issue – Or Magic Hack?

Update 081509: The  “Magic” hack had a sleeper cell. See comments below from Xavier and Nichele. I think I fixed the residual problem, and I will write a detailed post documenting what I did. For now, if you’re curious, leave … Continue reading

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Emergency Twitter Is IP Theft?

Marshall Kirkpatrick writes at ReadWriteWeb: reports today on a lawsuit from a Texas-based emergency broadcast technology company alleging that by designing its system in a way that allows Twitter to be used for emergency broadcasts, Twitter has violated the … Continue reading

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Lawrence Lessig on the Ecology of Access

Lawrence Lessig gave a thought-provoking talk about “the ecology of access to books at the Berkman Center workshop on Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries in the Shadow of the Google Book Search Settlement (073109). Listen now – MP3 My … Continue reading

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Testing NPR’s Embedded Audio Player

I’ve wanted this for a long time. With NPR’s re-tooled web site, embedding stories heard on NPR radio programs now seems possible.I tried embedding the NPR audio player for  Creative Coincidences: Cage On Cunningham from Fresh Air [073109]. It never … Continue reading

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