Archive for October, 2010

Impact | Improving access to text: Concept

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

"IMPACT … will push innovation in OCR technology and language technology for historical document processing and retrieval, and share expertise to build capacity in digitisation across Europe." <br /> <br /> This is a good news. A competence center for book digitization ought to fit nicely with PrestoCentre (which supports moving image collections). And it [...]

Technology Review: Blogs: Mims’s Bits: Why There Can Never Be A Competitor to Google Books

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

"Publishers are about to grant Google monopolistic pricing power and permanent exclusivity over countless 'orphaned' works." Yep. Visit Technology Review: Blogs: Mims’s Bits: Why There Can Never Be A Competitor to Google Books

Unlogo – The Corporate Identity Media Filter by Jeffrey Crouse — Kickstarter

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

"Unlogo is a web service, FFMPEG plugin, and AfterEffects plugin that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos." Nice to see this an option; disturbing to think its use might be required. Visit Unlogo – The Corporate Identity Media Filter by Jeffrey Crouse — Kickstarter

Michael Geist – CBC Bans Use of Creative Commons Music on Podcasts

Friday, October 8th, 2010

"The producers of the popular CBC radio show Spark have revealed (see the comments) that the public broadcaster has banned programs from using Creative Commons licenced music on podcasts." Visit Michael Geist – CBC Bans Use of Creative Commons Music on Podcasts

Apologies re: Dreamhost & 500 errors

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

For the last few months I’ve been trying to resolve an issue with Dreamhost that causes 500 internal errors to be posted to this site and into the associated RSS feed. As you can tell, I haven’t been successful yet, nor have they, but I’m hoping to get it resolved soon.

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting