Friday, February 18, 2005

Accessible Airwaves

Accessible Airwaves: "extravagant welcome" - a great message from the United Church of Christ

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Drunk On Listerine ( ! )

local6 - News - Woman Sentenced To 2 Years Probation: "... original formula Listerine contains ... alcohol, more than four times that of many malt liquors ..."

Friday, February 11, 2005

very dry, but very funny

I highly recommend the show reviewed here: TeeVee Station Break Archive - Look Around You

(BTW, FWIW, the show seems to be on BBC America Thursday nights / Friday mornings at :40 past the hour, where Manchild immediately preceding on the hour.)

Real on Linux

What could be coming to a Real may or may not mature on Linux | The Register: "... future version of Real for Linux are new radio stations."

It'd be nice if they'd offer those Rhapsody Radio stations to Mac OS X SuperPass holders as well. The stations they offer now (while not having awful quality at 64k RealAudio8) could be a lot better. There are formats I find missing, and there doesn't seem to be much new music. It'd be nice if they could offer stations streaming at 64k AAC, or better yet, 32k-48k aacPlus (for a sampling of what that could sound like, check out and use the VLC media player to listen.)

FWIW, I wonder if Linspire would be interested in bundling such a subscription service with their Linux distro? Linspire and its founder are both rather anti-DRM, but since this wouldn't be an actual music store, just a paid radio, they may have some interest. It would allow them to offer popular music to their customers, not just the limited selections of indies at

Thursday, February 10, 2005

What I'd like to buy for $99

Apple and the $100 Laptop: "Mac Portable in a handheld configuration"

(especially if Apple made sure it was compatible with all my old System 6 goodies) :)

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Wired: Hide Your iPod, Here Comes Bill

A Microsoft employee says that:
Wired News: Hide Your IPod, Here Comes Bill: "'The industrial design on the iPod is absolutely amazing. The usability of the device is light-years beyond anything else I've seen.'"

I do like my iPod, but I'm not wowed by it. Maybe my constant use of the Mac and avoidance of Windows has conditioned me to expect quality design & great usability? I mean, why would I want to have to work hard just to listen to music?

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

"Fort Knox" Technology | Hallelujah, the Mac is back: "... the Mac is a Fort Knox of security ... analysts could not identify a single instance -- not one -- of spyware aimed at the Mac." (emphasis mine)