June 23, 2003

PHP5, MySQL, and Licensing

It seems that Sterling and others are talking about the licensing conflict between PHP (BSD) and MySQL's updated client library (GPL).

This may be a bit premature, since the folk at MySQL are considering a blanket exemption for Open Source projects with OSI approved licenses.

Yo, MySQL folks! What's the word? Can we get this straightened out before too many people blow it out of proportion?

Zak? How 'bout it?

If there's anything the Open Source freaks are good at, it's blowing stupid licensing debates way out of proportion.

Posted by jzawodn at 08:26 PM

DVD Audio Extraction?

I have a few DVDs that contain concert or concert-like music. I'd like to extract this audio so that I can listen to it on my iPod. Any idea how to do that? (Presumably it's encrypted, so I'd need to somehow DeCSS it first.)

The few searches I've tried produced so much other noise that I wasn't able to anything fruitful.

I know I can run the audio back thru the input of the sound card to capture it and all that junk. But I'd rather use a more direct solution--sort of like the way I can use cdparanoia to pull audio from CDs.

I'm game for a Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, or FreeBSD solution here. Any of 'em will do. Really. Free software, of course, is preferred.

Anyone doing this?

Posted by jzawodn at 03:12 PM

Does Google Like Me?

It's hard to tell anymore. On the one hand, I'm [temporarily?] back in the #1 slot for jeremy searches.

On the other hand, I applied to their AdSense program--just for kicks. I was rejected.

Your website is a type of website that we do not currently accept into our program. Such websites include, but are not limited to, chat sites, personal pages, search engines, sites that contain predominately copyrighted material, and sites that drive traffic through cybersquatting.

Heh. I guess I'm not worth their ad-serving time.

No, I really didn't plan to advertise on my site, but I was curious to see how the process worked. Now I know. Sort of.

Posted by jzawodn at 12:11 PM