Archive for June, 2008

Bill C-61 Spin Control

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I just received this email from Industry Minister Jim Prentice’s office: The Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-61, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act. The proposed legislation is a made-in-Canada approach that balances the needs of Canadian consumers and copyright owners, promoting culture, innovation and competition in the digital age. What does Bill […]

DivX, PS3 and Xbox 360

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

How is it that DivX files that play on the Xbox 360 don’t play on the PS3? Isn’t DivX DivX? I converted some files using ffmpegX, and they play fine on the Xbox 360. The PS3 says it’s an unsupported format. Looks like both platforms play WMV (surprisingly enough) but I can’t find a WMV […]

Playstation Qore

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I guess they couldn’t afford to run the Playstation Network for free forever. Playstation Qore, $24.95/year.

Doors Open Ottawa is This Weekend

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Doors Open Ottawa is an event where participating buildings, which aren’t normally open to the public, open their doors for one weekend and allow the general public to see what’s inside. Many places offer tours, and there are quite a few interesting sites. The Diefenbunker is open, and if you haven’t been there already, it’s […]

iTunes Movie Rentals in Canada

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Hey, when did iTunes start selling and renting movies in Canada? I just noticed this morning that the iTunes store was showing me movies, and just to make sure it really worked I had to buy a copy of Spinal Tap. It works. $3.99 for a rental, $9.99 to buy a movie, at least for […]