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P2P gets pumped with $$$

Posted by eric on September 29, 2005

BitTorrent gets US$8.75 million in VC money
They’re trying to make BT a more common way of distributing legal content. Like paid content. It could work, I guess. You pay for access to a torrent on a closed tracker, get your stuff. There are plenty of closed trackers that work. The article questions whether people would want to let their upstream bandwidth when you’re already paying for something. A valid point, but many people have more upstream than they know what to do with. But with BT, once a torrent was cooking, you’d probably be maximizing your bandwidth pretty well.
Of course, there’s still the issue of what happens to the content after you grab it, but that’s no different than any other distribution method.

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actual content!

Posted by eric on September 28, 2005

Since is down tonight, I found myself with some spare time (ha). I decided to update some actual content on my site. I made some minor changes to the About Me page. I also made some major updates to the Live Music page. I put up all of my 2005 DMB concerts, some other 2005 concerts, and even a Dickey Betts show from 2004. One of these days, I need to find a better way to organize that page. (Maybe in the next version of this site, that’s now in the works…).
I also need to stop updating at 4 AM.

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in the works

Posted by eric on September 26, 2005

There’s a new version of Gallery out there now. Two, actually: 1.5.1 and 2.0. (Gallery is what runs my photo gallery). I may upgrade to 2.0 soon — I need to take a closer look at it first, and check a few things out.
I also have a new version of the site in the works. I’m playing with some DHTML and RSS, and I have a few other ideas. I came up with an idea last night, and am now in the process of fleshing one of those ideas out. It may look good, or it may look flat-out awful. We’ll see.

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