6's Spiffy AudioGalaxy Query Tool is a package that automates queries to the AudioGalaxy music sharing system. It enables you to queue any song (at a minimum configurable bitrate) with one command line, even if the AudioGalaxy site is busy or unresponsive. It will also allow you to queue most full albums with one command line, by going on AllMusic.Com to look up the song list, and queueing up each of the songs listed.
6's Keen TV Listings Scanner is a program that accepts a list of your favourite TV shows, movies, actors, and actresses, and running from crontab, performs a daily search for them in gist.com's TV listings search engine, and emails you a summary of the results. You get a daily email listing 15-20 programs that you'd probably like to watch, and, of course, gist.com lets you exclude channels that you cannot access.
This is just downright silly...
Aside from the fact that putting political restrictions on "free" software is counterintuitive and plain out wrong... Doesn't anybody think it's just plain silly?
Can anyone conceive of a government brazen enough to impose politically motivated restrictions on what their entire populace can access and what they can't, yet not brazen enough to violate a software license agreement created by some arrogant capitalist pig-dog?
Even assuming the license's details *are* obeyed -- just how difficult *would* it be to write a web proxy that filters out pages containing certain phrases? If you don't bother incorporating any caching mechanisms, even a novice programmer could probably get it hacked up in a day or two.
So what exactly is the point of this article? To encourage private citizens who spend their leisure time programming free software to take up strong political opinions which they may not truly care for? I just don't see it.