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Why Jonathan Coulton Is The Future Of Music

Very interesting, concise article on one (probably very good) version of how to make it in the music business these days. Basically, it's an open-source business plan that focuses on the key open-source variables:

-Clearly identifying your niche;
-DIY;
-Upsell;
-Viral/guerilla marketing;
-Building a community that supports your work because they like it;
-Iterate often;
-Meet your audience, and
-Be nice.

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My current Linux flavor: Ubuntu Server 9.10

I started with Red Hat, moved to Fedora Core (3,4,5,8); used CentOS, FreeBSD (both on my Mac and as a server install); Debian Feisty something, now have servers running Ubuntu Server 9.10 Karmic something. So far so good. I've installed both the 32-bit and 64-bit version and it's working pretty well.

Cons:
-Getting started. Had some funky issues with the full install iso. Worked great with the minimal install CD/disk image.

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Reporter slips, breaks nose, refuses to sue, makes news

Relevant quote: "Even my health insurance provider asked if I was going to sue. When I said, “I don’t think so,” the woman on the phone said, “Well, we might sue on your behalf.” "

We don't need tort reform, we need asshole reform, starting with insurance companies.

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2010/04/15/a-slippery-slope/

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