The Technology Source Archives Return

This is an interesting archive. Too bad that publication of new stuff has ceased.

The Technology Source Archives
Published from 1997 to 2003, The Technology Source (ISSN 1532-0030) was a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical whose purpose was to provide thoughtful, illuminating articles that would assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations.

Aqua Data Studio – Possible Replacement for SQLYog

Database query tool – Aqua Data Studio is the query analyzer that works with Oracle, DB2, Sybase, MySQL and more.
Aqua Data Studio is a database query tool and administration tool that allows developers to easily create, edit, and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and visually modify database structures. Aqua Data Studio provides an integrated database environment with a single consistent interface to all major relational databases. This allows the database administrator or developer to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously from one application.

‘Eyes on the Prize’ May Finally Clear Rights

If you really want to talk about what is messed up with copyright in this country, here’s a prime example. This award winning documentary about the US civil rights movement has been unviewable in the United States for years because the original rights for various media used in the series had expired and the film maker lacked the funds to clear the rights anew. Now I know that the holders of copyright are entitled to full enjoyment of their rights, but there needs to be some provision in the law for use such as this. Think about, how could the rights holders be economically harmed if soembody just released ‘Eyes’ on DVD without clearing rights?

Wired News: Cash Rescues Eyes on the Prize
When filmmaker Henry Hampton first created the series, the owners of still photos, video footage and music granted permission to use the material for various lengths of time. Many of those rights have since expired, and it is more costly now to re-clear them.

The task of reacquiring those rights has fallen on Forman and a team of film industry veterans who worked on the Eyes series. They have a formidable job ahead: Blackside used video footage from 82 archives, and approximately 275 still photographs from about 93 archives, according to Forman. About 120 song titles were used as well.

DIY Arcade Box

This is cool. I’ve been thinking of putting something like this together for the kids.

MAKE: Blog: HOW TO make a Penny Arcade
I have a hobby of creating arcade machines using computers and MAME. This is a budget arcade cabinet. Instead of a computer running the MAME software, the gaming is provided by a Namco TV Games 5-in-1 game controller, hacked for real arcade controls. So, instead of spending a few hundred on a computer, the controller is $20. Also, inside is a 14″ TV, saving money there too. The Penny Arcade plays Pacman, Galaxian, RallyX, DigDug, and Bosconian

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