First track released off the imminent new BOC release:
Okay, more than a bit cheesy but hey, it’s monday…
I’ve recently swapped out MediaMonkey for my music library and playing needs in favour of MusicBee. Rather similar names beget, in this case, rather similar applications. Very similar actually… At first glance almost identical but everything seems to work just that little bit better MusicBee so far. It also seems far more customisable ‘out of the box’ and offer some pretty novel playback modes. Though it’s not open source it is freeware so that’s a plus.
Most looking forward to watching the finale of Masterchef tonight.
It’s interesting to see SNC-Lavalin in the news out in this neck of the woods. Turns out they’re a rather corrupt lot. Though the Asian Development Bank has banned them from winning contracts on the Bank’s projects for the next 10 years due their involvement in bribery in Bangladesh, one can only speculate as to the transparency of their work here in Cambodia.
I’m really only familiar with them because of their ongoing involvement with rapid-transit in Vancouver. They are currently lined up to build the upcoming Evergreen Line and were responsible for building the Canada Line. At that time their involvement was being opposed for a number of reasons, one of which was their involvement in weapons manufacture. They’ve also notably been involved in screwing over temporary foreign workers, who only after 5-years of court orders and failed compliance on the part of SNC-Lavalin, got paid for their work on the Canada Line.
So now it turns out they’re also involved in bribery and corruption in developing countries elsewhere. Somehow it’s not much of a surprise…
Just playing around with WP Post Formats a bit. This is a status post.
I just finished updating my self site: justinpn.com
It’s fully responsive so give it a go on your phone or tablet and let me know if anything doesn’t work!
Who governs digital trust?
Doctorow framed the question this way: “Computers are everywhere. They are now something we put our whole bodies into—airplanes, cars—and something we put into our bodies—pacemakers, cochlear implants. They HAVE to be trustworthy.”
The core issues for Doctorow come down to Human Rights versus Property Rights, Lockdown versus Certainty, and Owners versus mere Users.