Comments on: You Own It http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:19:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: eDXWFScYfH http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-94475 Mon, 07 May 2007 08:17:29 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-94475 rblqFDvRUHnmjXcYt

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By: semanticpool. » Share your library with Microsoft http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-91211 Sun, 29 Apr 2007 06:43:46 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-91211 [...] Jalkut wrote in his Red Sweater Blog that Microsoft will possibly use information from the iTunes-Library for their new iPod competitor. [...]

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By: Mithras http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9144 Wed, 12 Jul 2006 20:40:56 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9144 When I first heard about the “free replacement tunes” thing, I assumed that it would be in conjunction with a *subscription* service — i.e., it scans your iTunes library and downloads “Janus” time-limited DRM’d Windows Media versions of the songs you’ve purchased. The idea being that those songs are in a format the Xpod can’t play, but clearly you like, so it does you this favor.

The songs are “free” in the sense that you don’t pay specifically for each download, but like all subscription songs, they’re kaput if you drop the service.

When I read more, it appeared that this was not the way the idea was being talked about, but it still strikes me as the most plausible explanation.

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By: ebob http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9135 Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:47:13 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9135 :-) Yeah, I’m strange. I also didn’t make my sarcasm more obvious. The fonts are too small, not too large. Actually, the response font is the tiny one. The main entry font size is bearable. But is is a very minor complaint. I can fix it for myself: I use OmniWeb and it has a per-site override for font size and site CSS.

This relates to UI design, too. I have seen GUIs where the designers use the smaller label font provided by IB. And they select the small version of buttons and other graphic controls. I’ll grant that having worn spectacles from age 5 puts me on the wrong edge of the visual acuity bell curve. I see people who crank up the pixel density on their monitors and feel envy. But I can’t tell the OS to crank up the size of text and buttons, except by picking lower resolution screens. As useful as Zoom can be, I can’t bear how fuzzy it makes things.

I also don’t always read closely, even when I make the font bigger. Yes, you did say you didn’t read Dvorak. He just happens to be one of multiple hosts on the podcast.

See ya tomorrow night, Xcoder.

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By: Jan http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9113 Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:33:59 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9113 The font size is just right! :-)

Jan

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9111 Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:08:14 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9111 ebob: What a strange observation to make after all this time :) I think the size is pretty good. If I “make smaller” in Safari it seems too small. So I guess I could tweak it a tiny bit smaller in the code, but by no means does it seem “way too big” to me now.

If you read the second paragraph you’ll see that I didn’t read anything at all. I heard it on a podcast.

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By: ebob http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9092 Wed, 12 Jul 2006 01:14:43 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9092 (A) Your blog font is too big. Way too big. I think amoebas can still read it.

(B) Dvorak wrote something and you agreed? Or rather, you read it? That’s what comes of having fonts large enough to read, I guess.

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By: Stripes http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9082 Tue, 11 Jul 2006 20:03:49 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9082

mining ownership, computer authorization, etc

Don’t forget if you include those things you still want to make sure you aren’t looking at the same song 5000 times! Otherwise cp or ln could make a very big music collection!

Of corse even that is better then not checking ownership and such and finding out that dd or even touch can make a huge music collection.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9077 Tue, 11 Jul 2006 17:32:34 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9077 David: that’s an interesting situation I hadn’t thought of. Good point!

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By: David Dunham http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it/comment-page-1#comment-9075 Tue, 11 Jul 2006 16:11:58 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/157/you-own-it#comment-9075 I’ve got a lot of protected music on my Mac that I don’t own. (My wife owns it, and she’s authorized my machine.)

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