Tag Archives | Privacy

…The Muppets are terrible drivers?

Muppet Speed Camera

In Germany, speed cameras are set up to capture both the license plate of the car in question as well as the drivers face, while blurring the identity of the passengers for privacy purposes, because “The number plate is not enough. We need clear evidence of who is driving the vehicle too.”

Apparently one British driver (whose driver’s seat is conveniently on the opposite side of his German counterparts) has discovered this system, and is taking full advantage of it by placing a stuffed Muppet in the driver’s/passenger’s seat as he flies by the cameras.

So far he’s got the authorities fooled, but as soon as they can figure out which Muppet is going along for the ride, they intend to fully interrogate him until he reveals the identity of the clever co-driver.

[Via: Nothing To Do With Arbroath]

…Adium had a birthday?


If you want to use that video camera built into your Mac’s shiny new front so that you can see whom it is you’re talking to when you’re typing away, stick with iChat. If you want to do some serious conversing without being bothered by the face of your friend, it’s time for a change to the duck side.

Adium Services

Adium, the free and open-source solution to chatting on the Mac, has just hit version 1.0, and with it a slew of new changes have been solidified:

  • Added global user profile and buddy icon settings
  • Added an Xtras manager for better browsing and removing of Xtras
  • Major improvements in privacy settings
  • Improvements to the default look and feel
  • iTunes integration is much faster, and updates as soon as the song changes
  • Redesigned Chat Transcript (Log) Viewer
  • Optional dock-like hiding of the contact list

And as if that wasn’t enough, Adium greets a new installer with what all Mac installs should have: a custom Finder splash screen. If you want to get serious about your chatting, get serious about Adium, and do the duck.


[Via: TUAW]