January 21st, 2004

Doctor Who: 10 - blue smirk look

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Started changing the location of books in the library so we know which branch the book is supposted to be in...Isn't hard only 28 pages of item numbers.... 19 of which have been completed, I just need to finish the rest, which I will do tomorrow.. then have to move onto shelfchecking to make sure all the books are in respectively correct order....

Got my textbooks for the next semester....Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Perspective 2004 and Internet Security Made Easy: A Plain-English Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Company Online" cost me USD 90; but 'ey. I read a few bits and pieces of the Internet Security book for IACT201 last semester....

Totally offtopic, but I haven't turned the TV on in about a week now.... oh well

Doctor Who: 10 - blue smirk look

Microsoft power hungry?

Microsoft negotiating with teen over domain name

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — It's Microsoft versus Mike Rowe-soft.

Rowe, a 17-year-old high school senior and Web designer from Victoria, has angered the software giant by registering an Internet site with the address www.MikeRoweSoft.

"Since my name is Mike Rowe, I thought it would be funny to add 'soft' to the end of it," said Rowe.

Microsoft, however, is not amused.

It has demanded that he give up his domain name. In November, Rowe received a letter from Microsoft's Canadian lawyers informing him he was committing copyright infringement.

"I didn't think they would get all their high-priced lawyers to come after me," Rowe said.

He wrote back asking to be compensated for giving up his name. Microsoft's lawyers offered him $10 in U.S. funds. Then he asked for $10,000.

On Thursday, he received a 25-page letter accusing him of trying to force Microsoft into giving him a large settlement.

"I never even thought of getting anything out of them," he said, adding that he only asked for the $10,000 because he was "sort of mad at them for only offering 10 bucks."

Microsoft company spokesman Jim Desler said Sunday, "Microsoft has been in communication with Mr. Rowe in a good faith effort to reach a mutually agreeable resolution."

Rowe is keeping his sense of humor.

"It's not their name. It's my name. I just think it's kind of funny that they'd go after a 17-year-old," Rowe said.

Source: CourtTV.com

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