Author Archive: nerdyjen

Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

I wrote this post several years ago for a job that I never got paid for. I posted it on my tumblr and it was mainly forgotten. A few months ago, someone that I have adored from a distance was diagnosed with this form of cancer. Kim Manns is an awesome woman. She is a …

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Gilda & Madeline

Ovarian Cancer silenced the voices of two of the funniest women the world has ever known. Gilda Radner and Madeline Kahn both succumbed to the silent killer. The pair were close friends who shared a gift for making people laugh. With their passing, the world lost two brilliant and courageous women. Gilda Radner Gilda Radner …

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neil-gaiman:
From: http://www.metafilter.com/112698/California-Dreamin#4183210 “I’ve spent the past year and a half of my life in library school, and about three years before that working in some capacity in rural, suburban, and urban libraries, and currently I’m currently at a cross-road in terms of… 

Neil Gaiman: Why Libraries Again…?

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Digital Rights Management

When producers of creative content like music, movies, video games, apps, and eBooks want to protect their products from copying or other unwanted use they use Digital Rights Management. Digital Rights Management, commonly referred to by its initial letters, DRM, is copy protection embedded into digital files to prevent unauthorized use. This unauthorized use may …

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Subscription Services

While content providers in the music, movie and gaming industries have shunned the internet for over a decade. Some of them have found new ways to utilize the internet for distributing their content without having to worry about theft or copyright infringement. New services have been introduced that consumers are willing to pay to use. …

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Web 2.0 Copy Protection

Content providers of all types, including music and video production companies, eBook publishers, and software developers use copy protection to secure their intellectual property from theft or copyright infringement. This policy, however, has its critics, as purchasers of DVDs, CDs, webapps, eBooks and software feel that once they purchase a product, it is their property. …

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Pros and Cons of DRM

The usage of DRM has had an overwhelmingly negative response from consumers. Despite this backlash, content producers in the music, movie and video game industries continue to use some type of DRM. There are arguments on both sides of the issue, leading some content producers to question whether it is appropriate to include DRM restrictions …

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Encryption 101

With the common fear of identity and information theft, keeping information secure is important. In order to keep information safe, companies use encryption software to encode data in a format that only the person who is supposed to access it can read it. Encryption software uses algorithms to convert the data into a ciphertext. This …

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Reducing Licensing Costs of Enterprise Software

Many companies are spending much more for software licensing than they need to. Companies frequently buy enough licenses for every computer in the company. This is an unnecessary expense. For a small business, the costs can be too much to purchase software for every computer. Taking a look at the actual usage of licensed enterprise …

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Awesome movie! I just saw this today and all I can say is that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson nailed it. Action, adventure and funny as well.

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