Monday, 22 July 2019

DRM: still defective by design


Image: Microsoft e-book store on Edge Microsoft announced in April that it was closing the Microsoft Store’s e-books section. The short-lived foray into e-books began in 2017 as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update. With the closure of the store, Microsoft also set a date this month (July) by which it would remove all purchased books from the libraries of those who bought them. The how and the why? Digital Rights Management – DRM.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

And we're back!


Image: Ubuntu 19.04 desktop As previously observed, employment has its downsides. It tends to take over your life to the exclusion of all those other things you'd rather do instead, like writing a blog, making movies and hitting people with swords (hey, everyone needs a hobby).

So it is that, temperamentally unsuited to being employed as I am, I find myself with a bit of time on my hands again.