tab dump Jan 10th

From now until next week's launch of the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (AFT Local 2334) website rebuild, I'll probably not have much time to write, so don't expect much.

Today's selection of tabs I have open in firefox is:
A Man, A Plan And A Sharpie: 'The Great Typo Hunt'

I stared at that no tresspassing sign, and I wondered: Could I be the one? What if I were to step forward and do something? The glare from the extra s seemed to mock me. Sure, others before me had recognized that there was a problem afoot in modern English. Plenty of people had made much hay of ridiculing spelling and grammatical errors on late-night shows and in humor books and on websites weighted with snark. But: Who among them had ever bothered with actual corrective action?
Tom Delay going to jail? Maybe justice is not dead after all.
Free Software & Internet Show Communism is Possible

Software is the perfect communism product because although the initial labor costs are very high, the very nature of the work and the existence of the Internet allows that burden to be born by many hands worldwide with each contributing according to his ability and since the cost of reproduction is zero, it can be freely given to each according to need.

Linux represents a philosophy about property rights, openness, equality and cooperation that is an anathema to everything Microsoft and the other proprietary software companies stand for. That is why, in 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." A *revolutionary class war has been raging in a key sector of technology for the past two decades and what is even more important, the workers and progressives have been proceeding from victory to victory, even if few people have looked at it that way.

Today's photos are: A hawk that has moved into Tompkins Square (pigeons beware!); a discarded slab of mosaic in the trash; something strange on the fence outside the openflows office.