Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Halo 2 RSS feeds

Filed under: — adam @ 1:56 pm

Halo 2 lets you track your online stats with an RSS reader!

Awesome minimal pool table

Filed under: — adam @ 11:28 am

New York paper coffee cups in ceramic

Filed under: — adam @ 10:49 am


It may become a crime to skip commercials this week

Filed under: — adam @ 10:37 am

‘The bill lumps together several pending copyright bills including HR4077, the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act, which would criminally punish a person who "infringes a copyright by … offering for distribution to the public by electronic means, with reckless disregard of the risk of further infringement." Critics charge the vague language could apply to a person who uses the popular Apple iTunes music-sharing application.

The bill would also permit people to use technology to skip objectionable content — like a gory or sexually explicit scene — in films, a right that consumers already have. However, under the proposed law, skipping any commercials or promotional announcements would be prohibited. The proposed law also includes language from the Pirate Act (S2237), which would permit the Justice Department to file civil lawsuits against alleged copyright infringers.’,1283,65704,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2

Ohio recount

Filed under: — adam @ 10:30 am

Although I can’t find anything about it on the LP or GP sites, is reporting that the Ohio recount fundraising goal has been reached, and there will be a recount.

"The Libertarian and Green parties have collected the needed $113,600, so there will be a recount in Ohio. Ralph Nader is also asking for a recount in New Hampshire. If nothing else, these recounts will give us two data points for the popular vote in each state so we will be able to compute the standard deviations. We are all used to the concept of margin of error caused by the statistical sampling used in polls, but it may take some getting used to if there is a substantial statistical error in counting the actual votes."

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