#MoveYourDomain Day

 Posted by on December 29, 2011
Dec 292011
 

We’ve talked about SOPA, one of the Internet Blacklist Bills currently simmering in Congress, and the actions against it.  We’ve also talked about the need to do business with the companies we want to see thrive, as opposed to just the ones who make it convenient.  Now, the two are coming together.

Today, Go Daddy customers have been called on to transfer their domains as part of the #MoveYourDomain Day of action in protest of Go Daddy’s support of SOPA.  As such, at midnight on this December 29th, 2011, Ape Con Myth initiated the transfer of the following domains:

ApeConMyth.com
SandwichCorp.com
TheShutUpSociety.com
TheParty.us
YellowTreeGranfalloon.org

They will now be residing with ACM’s hosting company, Dreamhost.

If you have a domain with Go Daddy, want to get out, but don’t know where to go with it, a few registrars are offering discounts along with donations to EFF for each transfer.  And for those happy enough with Go Daddy’s reversal on SOPA, what are your feelings on elephants?

2011 Calendar Results

 Posted by on December 28, 2011
Dec 282011
 

The Ape Con Myth 2011 Have a Nice Dot Calendar is drawing to a close.  Now it’s time to wrap yours up and send a copy in for analysis.  Here’s ACM’s results straight from the home office, with weekdays in red and weekends, along with federal holidays, in blue:

 

Meanwhile, it’s getting about that time.  Do you have your Ape Con Myth 2012 Novelty Rip-Off Calendar yet?  Next year won’t be the same with it, order today!

Step 1: Counting Abstract Objects

 Posted by on December 27, 2011
Dec 272011
 

It wasn’t just crickets and then computers.  Civilization has been wrestling with data since the start.  Do a Google search and you’ll find that we’re still struggling to get a handle on what we know.  Perhaps it would help to consider our approach historically.  Wolfram|Alpha has prepared a special timeline of computable knowledge for just such an endeavor…

(click to explore the timeline)

[Advance of the Data Civilization: A Timeline via Stephen Wolfram|Blog]