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Don’t go, Aereo!

The US Supreme Court ruled today that Aereo, an over-the-air TV broadcast streaming service, violated copyright law by streaming it’s content to paid subscribers.

Aereo bills itself as a DVR meets cloud storage meets netflix where subscribers can pay to rent a tiny antenna and DVR at a local Aereo antenna farm. Subscribers can direct their antenna and DVR to view and record shows over the internet to computers, tablets, and smartphones. More about their service here.

Recording and playback of broadcast content is legal. If it goes over the airwaves, you’re allowed to receive it, view it, record it, and play it back later. Where Aereo walked the fine legal line was on it’s subscription model. According to Aereo, they are selling the ability to record and watch broadcast content, not the content itself. Of course, Aereo’s opponents don’t see it that way. They contend that Aereo is profiting off of copyrighted content by rebroadcasting it.

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turn an old drawer into a photo display

Take a cute baby and add a handy iphone that’s always in your pocket. The result? Lots and lots of photos. What to do with all those photos? It’s a question this old drawer is helping us solve. Read more

We grow, God prunes

trimmersWhen you spend your life working hard to make things happen, you’re tempted to think you’ve earned every good thing you enjoy and deserve every bad thing you suffer.

We achievers miss the real story. Our job is simply to grow. God’s job is to prune that growth — shaping, directing and trimming us into something useful and beautiful. The pressure is off. The credit is his.


i wish we’d all been ready

What do you do to relax? Some people build old wooden ships in a bottle. I record a DC Talk cover from the 90s.

Don’t judge.

Featuring: a larrivee 6-string, a dot deluxe hollow body, piano, some synth, a cajon & some other stuff.

And none of that canned loop nonsense.

lessons Chuck Bear learned last weekend

These are just a few of the lessons Chuck Bear learned last weekend from his nice Aunt Rachel and his weird Uncle Josh. Can you guess which relative offered what advice? And can you tell that Sarah, Rachel and Josh just might be siblings?

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chuck bear meets grandpa mike

Chuck Bear loves visitors. This weekend, he finally met Grandpa Mike. I they’ll get along just fine.

how to eventually build a shelf

The Internet helped me pick the stain color for my DIY shelf...But things didn't quite turn out like I planned.

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