Thursday, March 15, 2007
Slacker is a website that operates a lot like Pandora in that you can type in the name of a band and get a radio station based on that artist's music. A lot of the information is coming from AMG, like similar artists, biographies and artist images.
The thing I like is that you can build some pretty obscure radio stations like Great Lakes Myth Society Radio, Flatfoot Radio, Porchsleeper Radio and even Orange Risdon Radio fer cripe's sake.
They have plans to put together a PC jukebox (like iTunes), a hand-held device that speaks to satellites (kinda like XM or Sirius) and an in-car device (again, like XM and Sirius).
The service is put together by a bunch of the folks behind Rio, iRiver, and the dudes that built MusicMatch before Yahoo bought it. I flew out to San Diego and talked to them last October. When they were talking about radio stations, satellites, customized listening and what-not, I couldn't quite get my head around it, but now it all seems clear. They may in fact take over the world.
More info here and here.
Terrific collection of Fox News headline screen caps like "Foley is a Democrat" and "Scooter Libby Not Guilty" are all on beautiful display Here.
I particularly like the one from the day after the Democrats took the Senate. Such unbiased reporting.
Wikipedia Strikes Again! Rumors of Sinbad's death have been greatly reported:
Damn...looks like we missed Steak & a BJ Day which comes exactly one month after Valentine's Day.
Looks like I'll have to wait another year...
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, the US Postal Service will be making mailboxes that look like R2D2.
Threepio must be soooo jealous.
I've already been on that ride.
Is anybody else into these HDR photos? Man, I can't get enough of 'em.
It's like they are taken on another planet or something.
Leave it up to Chris ToshiStation to dominate his review of Zodiac with a critique of the film's opening titles.
Grungy Courier typeface with drop shadow aside, I'd like to see it.
There are a couple things about this Sco-Jo pic that I like:
Can't quite put my finger on 'em though...