Linus Torvalds is pissed at Change.org, starts a petition
Change.org Philippines sent me an exclusive invitation to join Social Media Day celebration last June. It said ‘Entrance is free’. When I arrived at the venue, Change.org’s booth was nameless and the attendees were paying for tickets. I think that was an obvious scam. And nothing riles me off more than so-called ‘activists’ victimizing real activists.
‘Linus Torvalds rarely gets upset over a wrong reason and Change.org has given him that reason. The creator of the world’s most dominant technology – the linux kernel – found that someone started a petition on Change.org using his identity.
‘Linus writes on his G+ page: “Somebody signed a Change.Org petition in my name, and using a really old email address of mine. So since I apparently had an “account”, I reset the password, and made a petition of my own. Change.Org – please change your dickish ways. Ok?”…’
Is there a difference between articles and blogs?
‘This was posed to me today by one of my clients and it is a really good question. Many of you may appreciate having this cleared up for you. I’m often guilty of swapping the word “article” for the phrase “blog post” myself, however, there are essential differences between the two.
‘So here’s a rundown of what I perceive to be the basic differences between articles and blogs. Listen…these are not rules! There are many, many exceptions and variations. But this should help to clarify it a bit for you…’
More on the Amazon-Hachette Issue
Amazon KDP sent me this email:
‘…We will never give up our fight for reasonable e-book prices. We know making books more affordable is good for book culture. We’d like your help. Please email Hachette and copy us.
‘Hachette CEO, Michael Pietsch: Michael.Pietsch@hbgusa.com
Copy us at: firstname.lastname@example.org’
Here’s what a Slashdot user say about the Amazon’s email:
‘…When I found they’ve setup a web site claiming about ‘readers united’.. when realizing it was their corporate shill site, I screamed and posted this.’
11-year-old Filipino wins bronze at UN letter-writing contest
‘Ashley Nicole Abalos, a student from PAREF-Woodrose School in Muntinlupa City, won the prize at the 2014 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People organized by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
‘Abalos was the representative of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in the contest participated in by 1.5 million teenagers all over the world.
‘This year’s international letter writing competition was won by a 13-year-old from Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the second prize winner is a 10-year-old from China…’