Saturday, May 27, 2006 - Pandora: How to Rip and Save Pandoras Music to MP3 Files for Free - Pandora: How to Rip and Save Pandoras Music to MP3 Files for Free: "Pandora: How to Rip and Save Pandoras Music to MP3 Files for Free"

Seems like a major hassle, even though probably consumer friendly enough that it will still cause the record labels to come down on Pandora like a jackhammer.

Friday, May 26, 2006 - The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time - The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

If it wasn't so funny, it would be sad. I have the distinguished history of having worked on, not one, but two of the "worst tech products of all time". Although, I would certainly argue with AOL being #1, in fact they shouldn't even be on the list. Love it or hate it today, at one point or another, an entire generation was weened on the concept of online services.

That being said, I don't have any qualms about my illustrious past with #24. DigiScents managed to bring in this honor only weeks after the Wall Street Journal named it one of the 10 worst of the past 10 years. Not bad. If anyone wants to know how (or if) the "iSmell" worked, just drop me a line... a know ALL about it. ;-)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Better Than We Know Ourselves: Pitchfork Feature

Better Than We Know Ourselves: Pitchfork Feature: "So how about predicting what you'll do next? Since the mid-1990s, online music recommendation or music discovery tools have studied our tastes and told us what to buy. And in the past year, several startups have launched with new, more ambitious software that someday may understand us better than we know ourselves."

Covers the same territory as other articles (, Pandora, MusicIP/Predixis, etc.), but is a good read from Pitchfork.



Join the anti-ipod revolution! I'm not sure how well Sansa's guerilla marketing tactic will work, but I applaude the effort and the wish them the best. Don't get me wrong... I own an iPod. But found that it was like owning a CD player that would only play new CD's purchased from Circuit City (and I often like to shop at Best Buy too). So, now I have a nice portable hard-drive that I use to carry large files and backup data on.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Photos : Urge : urge1.PNG

Photos : MTV Urge : urge1.PNG

Some screenshots of MTV Urge running under Windows Media Player 11....

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Digital Music News - AOL Music Now Web Services

Digital Music News: "AOL Music Now has just opened a developer suite within its service, allowing any web developer or blogger to grab charts and music information for their own environment. "

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

AOL Music Now Review: CNET

The good: AOL Music Now makes it simple to listen to your favorite artists or playlists from any Windows PC, and it learns your tastes over time and creates personalized playlists. The browser-based interface means no software to download for basic operation.

Every debuting online music service brings something new to the party, and AOL Music Now is a strong choice for people who work at multiple Windows 2000 or XP PCs. The service is browser based and can remember your personal playlists, so hearing your favorite tunes is as easy as logging on. It's a neat trick that competitor Rhapsody, which also offers a browser-based option, hasn't yet learned.

Read the entire review

Not bad, not great.