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Scott Schram

Scott Schram began his career as a game developer in the Apple II era, and now works on web-based enterprise software for Innovex Technology. He is a published song writer with his wife, composer Ruth Elaine Schram. His personal site is


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Why are Getty Images and Flickr teaming up? It may cost you.

Posted by scottschram on July 19, 2008 at 9:21 AM PDT

If any of the images on your site are licensed to Getty Images, it may cost you thousands of dollars. And soon thousands of Flickr images will be licensed to Getty Images.

A friend of mine (let's call him Joe) owns a company with a web site. Some 5 years ago, he hired a designer to redesign the site. The designer used some images from a CD that was thought to contain royalty free images. - You *will* pay, visit or not.

Posted by scottschram on August 2, 2006 at 1:41 PM PDT

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that if you're using Verizon Communications or Charter Communications as your ISP, you're paying for whether you use it or not.

Sarah Nassauer reports that Walt Disney's ESPN360 requires ISPs to pay for the right to offer their service. "Verizon Communications Inc. and Charter Communications Inc. -- have signed up to offer ESPN360.

Daniel Steinberg - Dear Elena

Posted by scottschram on February 26, 2006 at 12:00 AM PST

The six year old daughter of Daniel Steinberg passed away last week. He is the former editor of and producer of O'Reilly's "Distributing the Future" podcast.

Daniel pours out his heart about life, love and loss in his blog

O'Reilly offers pre-publication access to manuscripts

Posted by scottschram on January 24, 2006 at 1:08 PM PST

O'Reilly has introduced a new service called "Rough Cuts" that gives pre-publication access to books as they are being written.

It's an opportunity for early adopters to use the material and offer feedback to the author and editor.

The books are priced reasonably for online access, with an option to purchase the print version when it is released.

Of the initial four titles,

Bellsouth "Tiered" Internet service doomed

Posted by scottschram on January 20, 2006 at 1:05 PM PST reports that "AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp.

JavaOne Technical Sessions in multimedia, free with registration

Posted by scottschram on October 18, 2005 at 5:26 PM PDT

Some time ago, Sun released the PDFs of the 2005 JavaOne technical sessions.

Eclipse 3.1.1 / site redesign

Posted by scottschram on October 3, 2005 at 6:17 PM PDT

Eclipse released the 3.1.1 maintenance release today with no API changes, and over 200 bug fixes. (Nice release notes.) I have been using 3.2M1, but I think I'll drop back and get a little more stability...

EclipseCon 2006 Adopts Transparent Call for Participation

Posted by scottschram on September 30, 2005 at 9:53 AM PDT

EclipseCon scheduled for March 20-23, 2006 has adopted an open and transparent call for participation policy.

All submissions are being handled via a modified Bugzilla system known as Eclipsezilla.

"Anyone in the community (including

The XStream library offers clean, easy XML serialization of POJOs.

Posted by scottschram on September 15, 2005 at 12:49 PM PDT

XStream serializes and restores very clean, readable XML from POJOs, like this:

public class Publisher {
	private String publisherID;
	private String name;
    // getters and setters...

    <name>Lorenz Corporation</name> 

Using two lines of code (although y

Curious about Ruby and Ruby on Rails?

Posted by scottschram on August 3, 2005 at 12:30 PM PDT

Blogging coherently from a conference is incredibly difficult to do, but Matt Raible has done a great job with his notes on Dave Thomas' Intro to Ruby.

Phil Windley reports on David Heinemeier Hansson's (Google/O'Reilly