Please, someone tell me they’re not serious. The record industry that is. It seems there’s an evil little product from Macrovision’s SafeAudio that inserts “bad” error-correction codes, which audio CD players can interpolate around, but higher-precision CD-ROM drives don’t, effectively preventing you from listening to or ripping any tracks on your PC. Story here.

Random stuff to check out:

AdAware – removes Spyware stuff.. very cool.

MyNapster – Open source freeware file sharring program.

WinCustomize – skinning resource and archive.

Be back, more randomness later.