My artist, graphic designer and Free Culture aficionado friends should appreciate this:
Medium-res images of the world (sans Antarctica) have been released for free under a Creative Commons license by Unearthed Outdoors:
This is really cool stuff, here. HUGE images! Their largest resolution free version is 250m per pixel, which is large enough to see Bellingham, but not enough to see my apartment building. (I downloaded the largest version, and nearly crashed my computer trying to play with it.) I've uploaded the smallest version to my Flickr acount, so others can use it. The images are a composite collected by the Landsat 7 satellite between 1999 and 2002.

( Ganked from BoingBoing )

The image you see to the right is an image of me taken from The Western Front, at the Prop 8 Gay Marriage protest in Bellingham this past month. (It is possible that Flickr will take it down as DMCA flagged, so I may need another server to host the image, preferably outside of the U.S.)

By posting it here, I have intentionally, with forethought and contempt of copyright law, taken a stand for bloggers everywhere.
Click for copyleft drama )
A decade ago, while on Semester at Sea, I wrote a piece (I guess you could call it a poem) about Globalization, titled "The United States of Borg."

Today, I received an email from the copyright coordinator at the Ministry of Education in Alberta, asking to reprint it in some courseware they are producing. I gladly told them yes, under a Creative Commons license, if they would send me a copy of the courseware when completed.

It seems I have made a mark on the world. The United States of Borg has turned out to be the most successful meme I have ever created, having been reprinted or quoted several times: here, here, here, and here.

You know, I always wanted to be a footnote!


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