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Fri, 06 May 2005

Home Inspection

Yesterday was the official inspection day for our new home in St. Peters.

It went well. So well, that the inspector characterized it as "boring". Aside from a few minor issues related to age (old appliances, old plumbing), the house is looking good. Estimated closing date: June 3, 2005.

Broadcast Flag

On the political front, some good news for Free Software afficianados, TV watchers, and Librarians everywhere

the DC Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the FCC overstepped its authority in mandating the Broadcast Flag.

What does this mean to you? It means that as of July 1, 2005, you'll still be able to buy hardware to receive digital TV signals — hardware unencumbered by a mandatory device intended to control whether you are allowed to record programming, watch it at your convenience, or copy it to other devices. Like you can now with your VCR or TiVo.

This is generally considered a good thing, unless you are an executive in the entertainment industry.

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