American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Who Doesn’t Love the MPAA?


Image from Pirated Movie.

The Motion Picture Association of America hit a bit of a snag this week. In their continued efforts to attack movie piracy and cut down on P2P (That’s Person to Person) sharing on college networks they developed a “University Toolkit” asking universities and colleges around the country to download the software they [...]

DIY Planning Templates

I’m a complete freak for organizational tools. I don’t subscribe to a particular system (such as Franklin Covey, which my friend Rick has mastered), but I do give a lot of thought to ease of use and effectiveness, especially as compared to slickness and coolness.
So I was a little too excited at running across [...]

Daily Dose of Literature to Your Inbox

Do you ever find yourself with a bunch of time on your hands, wishing you had something to do or something good to read? Checking your email on a regular basis, hoping for a well scribed note that gives you joy to read? Well, now there is a solution to these problems, well sort of…
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Online To Do Lists

I’m obsessive about making lists. That doesn’t mean I actually do the tasks on the list, but it’s nice to know I have written them down in 20 different places.
Lately, I’ve been using a task list widget on Google Homepage to keep track of personal tasks. For work items, I just keep on open [...]

Podcasting the Picket Line

Ahh the world of instant gratification. At midnight last night, I thought it would be a good idea to start a podcast covering the events of the transit strike. At 3:30 am, I had one.
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