Monday, October 30, 2006

Firefox 2.0 & Performancing Extension

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Performancing is another tool that looks pretty useful in this regard. It runs as a Firefox extenstion and makes it really easy to post and comment about a page in an easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor that essentially pops open as a drawer from the bottom of your Firefox window.

You can drag and drop images right from the page into your post (see below), which is really nice.

They've got some other analysis tools, but if/once I ever move to Firefox full-time, I'll look more into it. Right now, I'm also running IE7 (which I like) because some of my favorite destinations don't yet work in FFX (due to ActiveX implementations), but hopefully soon I will be able to settle on one browser and stick with it.

powered by performancing firefox

powered by performancing firefox

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Borat Deleted Scenes

Entertainment Weekly asked the question whether the Borat movie is the "funniest movie of all time, or just the most offensive?". I say... "can't it be both?".

Friday, October 20, 2006


This process of building a playlist/station is a bit tedious (search/add, search/add, search/add), but the result is pretty cool. I manually entered about 30 of the tracks - of the 45 required - to build a "playlist", and then let the "I'm Lazy" button fill out the rest. I can only assume that the 45 track minimum is so that they can adhere to DMCA business rules (and hence a lower royalty rate). I'm no lawyer, but I'm not sure if this actually complies to the letter of DMCA anyway since I can skip an unlimited number of times.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

GigaOM » Price Hikes For Yahoo Music

GigaOM » Price Hikes For Yahoo Music: "On November 14, 2006, the cost of a new Yahoo! Music Unlimited subscription will increase from $6.99 to $8.99 per month. Despite this price increase, Yahoo! Music Unlimited will still offer the lowest price of any major subscription music service — now with a catalog of more than 2 million songs!"

Hmmm... Yahoo Music is struggling and Napster is rumored to be up for sale. The winds of change....

Howard Stern reaches out to new Internet audience - Yahoo! News

Howard Stern reaches out to new Internet audience - Yahoo! News: "The new service offers more than 75 channels of CD-quality programming over the Internet -- without the need to buy a Sirius satellite receiver -- for a monthly subscription fee of $12.95, the company said in a press release."

You've got to really love talk radio to pay $13/month for 75 channels of one-to-many programming. For less than that I can get true, personalized, one-to-one music programming of more than 2.5 million tracks....

Saturday, October 07, 2006


I found a couple cool new web apps this week. The first,, is a collaborative competitve analysis tool. It seems like it could be valuable for multiple team members to update news, feature matrices adn messages. I'm starting to play with it now, and it seems promising.

The next, is WriteToMyBlog (which I'm using to write this post). It is basically an advanced WYSIWYG editor that can be used for multiple blogging platforms (including sending a single post to multiple blogs simultaneously). It appears to be a much more robust editor than Blogger has (not sure about the others). Easy inclusion of tables, flash files, custom javascript pop-up controls, code cleaner, spell-checker, and more.