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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Damn Good Website: ourmedia.org

**UPDATE2** "TheGuy" now boasts the all-time most popular media with the Sarah Lane WebCam Timelapse!

**UPDATE** Here's a fun Ourmedia submission I came across. Thanks, "TheGuy"!

If you're looking for a safe place to digitally store your personal videos, pictures, text, and audio clips, consider Ourmedia, a non-profit online library that'll take virtually any file and host it for free, forever. Think of it as an Internet Archive for your and my average joe material... in fact, it's through a partnership with the Internet Archive that Ourmedia has the server space to host all our crap!

Besides free media hosting, Ourmedia's bigger mission is to encourage swapping, sharing, and collaboration of media between its users. Copyrighted material is still a gray area, but as long as you like a community feel, this site has great potential.

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Nice idea - I wonder how long it will take the MPAA/RIAA to try and shut it down, though...


For The Feed:

Did the brothers steal the idea and story of The Matrix from Sophia Stewart? She claims she wrote a short story and responded to an ad placed by the brothers in the mid 80's. It's not in court. No one but cinematical.com is really doing real reporting on this case. Check out the two posts below:




"I wonder how long it will take the MPAA/RIAA to try and shut it down, though..."
I'll give it two weeks...

Dean (Blackened)

Wow, Sarah you are the best. I alwase needed something like that to upload music and other programs. Thank you so much. Have a great day.


'"I wonder how long it will take the MPAA/RIAA to try and shut it down, though..."
I'll give it two weeks...'

You can give it longer than that. The policy is actually that obviously infringing material is removed. Ourmedia is actually stricter than internet archive in this respect. You can see evidence at the newish Neighborhood Watch page:


Oops. My url is http://www.ourmedia.org/user/1925.


Hrm ill have to try this share thing out. Oh for anyone who missed my comment on the last blog entry check out http://www.digital-madness.com i made a neat little program for sarah's webcam thingy =).

Lee Bennett

Hmm, looks like MPAA/RIAA already shut it down.

Or it got slashdotted.

Lee Bennett

Okay, guess that was temporary.

But I hate it. It's not OS X/Safari friendly.


Sarah, I would like to reccommend a damn good website:


It is a new free site like ourmedia or fliker but just for people to share recipes visually. I posted some recipes I made, I hope everyone else will try it out too.


Lee Bennett - have you tried firefox ?

Scott Sekinger

Those sites are awsome.


Jimmy Blanchard

Sounds Useful!





Interesting cause.

Not something I'd care to throw $100 at for a nifty T-shirt.


Nice *Link*....

Thanks Sarah!!!


I can't whistle either!


Thanks Sarah, this is what exactly I needed. I needed a place to post my vid I made the other day, http://ourmedia.org/node/5185 I owe you big time.


I am glad that you changed the name of your show. It is "oh-so-Hollywood" and goes perfectly with your theme...crap!!


*OK* ... I just saw, "Sin City", and - well - let's just say that it took a few minutes for my legs to work correctly as I was walking out!


*OK* ... I just saw, "Sin City", and - well - let's just say that it took a few minutes for my legs to work correctly as I was walking out!


I have never noticed how often she bites her fingers. Quite intruiging....


I'm glad you all enjoyed the webcam video I did. I'm going to continue to make them.




Hope you back feels better soon xo.


Hope your back feels better soon xo.


Sweet geezus Miss Lane - everytime I see a cuddly kitty cat, I think of you now! ><


Hope that makes you smile a bit :)


I just got my blog up and im excited. Used Serendipity. Http://blog.theinkslinger.com
keep up the good work miss lane, oh and those gems of the internet rocked Kevin P's lame ass.


TheGuy took the idea from http://www.iheartsarahlane.com webcam timelapsed media clips.


Never heard of that site. I saw a nice free place to host videos on the show and I did it.


Save Toby

Claim: Fellow threatens to eat his pet rabbit unless $50,000 is donated through his web site.

Status: False.

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]

Is there really a guy holding a rabbit ransom at savetoby.com? It says he rescued the rabbit and is threatening to eat it unless he receives $50 grand in donations through paypal.

Origins: At the beginning of February 2005, we began receiving e-mails from puzzled readers about www.savetoby.com, a site alleging to be run by a fellow intent upon killing and eating his pet rabbit unless his demands for $50,000 were met.

Bunny lovers everywhere can once again breathe easily: savetoby.com is a hoax. Although the site now lacks a disclaimer, a visitor to it on 9 February 2005 spotted one that said: "Note: this is a joke: please only donate to buy gear or help support savetoby.com." Even without such explicit clarification, certain things about the site should make the buffoonery clear:
The premise of the threat ("Send money or I'll kill the rabbit") gives away the jest. Society regards rabbits as one of the more disposable pets: every year thousands of bunnies end up with Humane Societies or animal rescue groups because their previous owners very quickly proved unable or unwilling to care for them. While rabbits do make fine pets, they also require veterinary care (including one-time spaying/neutering and annual vaccinations against disease), specialized diets, and reasonably large indoor cages, all of which represent a level of commitment many who vaguely thought they might like to keep a rabbit or two are generally unaware of at the time of adoption. Also, despite their resemblance to plush toys, rabbits do not like to be held, petted, or carted about, which means those who think they're taking on animal companions they can hug and squeeze to their hearts' content discover only after the fact that the sort of critter they thought they were bringing into their homes isn't at all what they ended up with. Consequently, any number of cute, fluffy pet bunnies are unceremoniously turned loose outdoors (where they live, on average, for three days), killed by their owners, or are handed over to animal shelters and rescue groups.

The "Save Toby" jape swings upon the notion of this particular rabbit's cuteness, inspiring folks to pry open their wallets to the tune of $16,380.18 . . . in a world where rabbits are regarded as worthless and animal shelters can't find donors to support their work.

The 'Balance:' figure which purports to showcase the amount already extorted (located near the bottom of the site's main page in a section labeled 'Premium Account Overview') is a fixed graphic, not a counter. It is periodically edited to increase the number displayed so as to maintain the appearance that folks actually are chipping in to preserve Toby's life. As of 1 March 2005, the amount shown was $16,380.18.
Similar to savetoby.com is Save Bernd! (http://www.krohm.net/bernd.htm), another "pay or the rabbit gets it" site run by an operator who threatens to turn Bernd, a pet bunny he found outdoors on a rainy night, into "Rabbit with Chanterelle" for his Easter dinner if visitors don't donate 1,000,000 Euros by 27 March 2005. (Warning: The "Save Bernd!" site is pop-up hell. If you go to that site, don't expect to easily back out of the many new browser windows its advertising programs will open. We do not offer an clickable link to it because some of our readers have reported strange behaviors on the part of their computers after visiting the "Save Bernd!" site.)

Bernd was previously scheduled to become someone's New Year's dinner; earlier versions of the site announced "I swear by God, I will have this lovely rabbit for New Year's Eve Dinner if my account doesn't show a balance of at least 1,000000€ by latest 31st Dec 2004!" (It now says, "I swear by God, I will have this lovely rabbit for Easter Sunday's Dinner if my account doesn't show a balance of at least 1,000,000€ by latest 27th March 2005!")

At the very end of the "Save Bernd!" page in teeny, tiny print is the message "it's a joke."

That same rabbit appears on www.savefluffy.com, yet another 'bunny in peril' site that promises a future as rabbit stew for the lagomorph pictured thereon unless its owner recieves $1,000,000 by 31 December 2005.

Those truly moved by the plight of Toby, Bernd, or Fluffy should consider donating a bit of their spare cash to their local animal shelters or rescue groups, entities that all too often have bunnies dumped upon them by those who have decided they can no longer be bothered to keep their pets, or to rabbit-specific groups such as the Rabbit Rescue and Rehab of New York, Tidewater Rabbit Rescue of Virginia, and Zooh Corner.

Barbara "bunny money" Mikkelson



Phew. And he was going to turn that rabbit into lunch.

Alan Babilinski

hey sarah i just wanted to ask if the thing on answers.com is accurate it states "Currently is dating Co-Worker Kevin Rose"
[2 me this was sor of shocking (in a good way)]

Lee Bennett

ablake - okay, maybe it works in Firefox. But don't like Firefox. I like Safari. Yes, I know, that's a personal problem.

But it doesn't matter, so long as people make WMV files (including the one of Sarah's time lapse) that won't play on the Mac version of Windows Media Player when it's absolutely possible to make them so that we can view them.

C'mon people, quit using xvid and try DivX instead.


The timelapse looked awesome. That guy who site on a diagonal behind Sarah looks like he spends a ton of time in front of his computer.


yOU aRE sUCH a BITCH!! i watched you on Tv... And you just seem like you would get on my nerves.. Your boyfriend seems cool tho.. But How the heck can he date you knowing that he has to work with you and go home to you.. and just listen yo you complain about Whatever.. Damn Thats when you smakaho...(j/k) I love yah.. you're so HOOOT!!
p.s. I am not kevin P


its a cool video, i actually watched it frame by frame near the end, we can see kevin, and i think there was also morgan webb, but we can only see half of her face haha


You have a BIG ego. I bet you can be a real bitch at times. Maybe that's why Kevin has not married you yet.


Hey I bet she is a sweetheart. I mean you learn from your Mom and did you see her mom's photo in her Moblog, she looks like a very nice lady.


I don't think she is annoying or bitchy, I think she's soo cute.


Have you ever gone to extremetech.com? I know this is unrelated but it's membership sign up is worse than G4 getting you to login everytime you wish to look at something :P. http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1787751,00.asp
Article by Jason Cross. I am pretty sure they have used this crappy non-usable resolution for "GAMING" tests?

Anyways Someday Please contact them on their articles about Gaming at 640x480. Who in their right mind on a Gaming PC would ever, ever, EVER, EVER, EVER!!!! play at that resolution? How is that useful and can you somehow get them to change? I know you are godlike at information and helping.

Thank you~




Hey just watch AOTS and a guest stated that Rose was fired and it related to a comment he made in FHM about Howard Stern's girlfriend. (Stern put a call in.) Is this grounded in reality. If so I will never listen to Stern ever again. I avoid hypocracy as much as possible and this would reak of it for "Mr. I am always being censored".


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