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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Scientists have finally captured footage of a living giant squid! I’ve been waiting for this for years. For those of you not familiar with the significance of this discovery, while we have known of giant squids as well as seeing the wounds from their attacks on whales and have occasionally discovered dead ones that have drifted to shore, up until this point no one had succeeded in seeing one live.

I remember once doing a little bit of temp work helping out an archaeological contractor that my friend Quentin was working for, and after a long day he and I were sitting in our motel room watching a Discovery channel special on the search for the giant squid. We watched it with the fascination that only physical exhaustion can give you and were very disappointed that at the end of an hour there was still no success.

I found this link through Boing Boing and you can read all about it here.


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I am amused. The Isthmus Daily Page, which is the digital version of one of Madison’s free weekly newpapers cited my entry where I wrote about my short trip to the Taste of Madison.
Woo-hoo! I’m On Google IM!!!
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I am on Google IM as we speak. Google is just using the Jabber protocol and you use your gmail account username. For detailed info on how to get on go here.
An Open Source DRM?
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I was just perusing the articles on Slashdot and I came across a link to a project whose intention is to create an open source DRM standard. Started by the folks as Sun Microsystems you can read about the project here.