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Journal Journal: D*gg: The New Scientologists?

Looks like the lawyers at d*gg are getting a bit heavy handed as of late. Several sites have been getting cease and desist letters because they use ``digg'' in the dns name. Website author of diggdot.us blogs about this, saying:

diggdot.us has been around for exactly a year. I put it together one day because I found myself hitting d*gg.com, del.icio.us/popular and slashdot.org many times a day and was tired of seeing duplicate stories.
Fast forward one year (a few weeks ago). We get a cease & desist letter from d*gg's lawyers. We're not the only ones. A few other d*gg community sites (diggcard.com, digggames.com, digg2phone.com) have received the same letter and have shut down.

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Journal Journal: First Journal Entry in a Hotspot

Here I am in the midst of a sea of people migrating to that long silver craft that will take us over to Osaka Japan. That's right, I'm sitting here in an airport's Wifi hotspot writing a journal entry on slashdot. Pitiful as it might seem.

I had to hack around their stupid gateway settings because it wasn't working at all! But, it's legitimate, since I registered with my account that I have with the local company.

Anyway, I'm going to Japan to have some meetings with my prime contractor. Hopefully we can get this LCD fab running in Taiwan.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"