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Hello. Is is me you're looking for?
僕は猿ーロボット。
robotic life signs.
makes noise, hears sounds, intafon.
affe auf deux roues.

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Microsoft + Yahoo! = Microhoo?! Just heard yesterday about the apparent talks between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding a possible merger or acquisition. Is this the two giants trying to go mecha in a giant web 2.0 robot of doom to bring down the big G and the rest of the world? Maybe not, but I’m going to assume that’s the case. What kinds of technical innovations might we expect? Hmm. Perhaps some sort of internet platform that allows for social networking and storage of your files online so that you can retrieve them from anywhere? Maybe *desktop applications* moved to the web so that you can share photos, spreadsheets, text documents, etc. That’s really going to be something. Oh wait, we already have all that. Hmm. I’ve got it — after the merger, 6 or 7 years from now, we will have all those things from Microhoo AND television and movies on the internet. Oh, yeh, you’re right, got that too. Hey, but at least Microhoo products will actually get past beta…oh, yeh, you’re right, Microhoo will own Flickr, so by then we should expect Flickr to be in delta or epsilon, perhaps even zeta, and it will have macros and photo sharing wizards. Something to look forward to.

Speaking of slightly evil, I recently joined eMusic for my free downloads, which I thanked them for. You have to download a special, er, downloader to, er, download your music, and it looks a little something like the picture I’ve included here. It works rather well, and apparently can download hell itself. Now, with variable bit rates, how else can you *really* explain the download size for the track My Demons (a dollop of dubstep download). I mean, its one thing for an artist to craft a song such that the time corresponds to the title, but come on…