Direct TV has a perception problem

According to this web site, DIRECTV Privacy Sucks.

DIRECTV will give out their customer’s account number to anybody who calls their 800-number (1-800-DIRECTV) and asks.

The site lists all sorts of nasty things you could do, like cancelling your neighbor’s DirectTV, etc. He doesn’t advocate it. He is just making a point- they don’t require any sort of security to give our your information.

When I saw the site, it reminded me of a Cluetrain moment – someone’s trying to have a conversation with DirectTV, and, failing that, is conversing with other customers. Fascinating.

How cool is this

Looking for some downloadable music, I went to visit Emusic. And guess who I found on the rock and pop page?

Bari Koral totally rocks! I’m so psyched for you, girl! Great description to go with the front-page placement!

a New Blogging Tool

   I’ve discovered w.bloggar, a new blogging tool that’s a Windows client. I’ve yet to strech it’s limits – this is my first post. I’ll let you know how I like it.
It has an interesting feature: it takes what’s playing in the WM Player 9 and shows it in the post at the end. Or at least it is supposed to.
Duh. I had to install WM Player 9. I was using v.8.
So let’s see if it works now.

[Listening to: Video Killed the Radio Star – Buggles – (04:14)]


Well, a project that I’m working on with Mitch Ratcliffe is revealed early – Mitch writes it up well….

…citizen reporters and commentators should be recording our history based on their direct experience (whether it is about their own participation in events or using their experience to comment on current events). There is such a pressing need for alternatives to the existing media…

Valid or Invalid

I did some editing so that the style sheet for this weblog is “valid” according to the W3C. But I can’t get the HTML to validate. Seems I’m going to have to learn a whole bunch more about CSS and XHTML. Oh, joy.