Sept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown
Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers.
Are you in?
If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?
Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.
Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.
If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown
About a month ago I finally decided to join the tablet club.
I had a look at a couple of models and finally decided on the Samsung galaxy tab 8.9. There are several reasons for this but I won’t bore you with the details of my research.
I opted for an Android powered device because I am really fond of the operating system. I have even gone as far as buying my first Android Apps powered application. The application in question is PrinterShare. A must for any serious android user. I used the free version of the app for about a week and after some thought I decided to purchase the full version. The price was R100 which totally worked for my pocket.
The main reason I got the tablet was so that I can have a light, powerful, QWERTY device that I can modify to my hearts content. Obviously after unpacking it I had to see if I could get Icecream Sandwich working on it because the Samsung comes with Honeycomb by default. After a little playing I got it up and running on my tablet. Man oh man, Icecream Sandwich really looks sexy on this little bitch. Unfortunately, it was a little on the unstable side so I opted back for Honeycomb. I cannot wait for them to sort the teething problems out so that Samsung can release an official release.
Oh, it seems that I have to cut this post short as my godkids are finally done with their homework and their uncle has promised them a swim in his pool.
Which reminds me, another reason for the tablet is total internet freedom.
Well, they just jumped in and I gotta join. To be continued…
It has been brought to my attention that not everyone is bringing their side to the Follow @Dnoch Campaign.
This is not good.
So, in light of that, a New campaign has been started. Either follow @Dnoch on Twitter or the below kitten dies.
Look at the image, feel the image, live the image:
Follow @Dnoch or the kitten dies.
What a beautiful kitten, right? So cute, so alive.
Here’s the deal, skippy:
Either follow @Dnoch on Twitter.com or we replace the cute little kitty teddy with this:
Your move, buddy.