Tag Archive for 'media'

I like ilike

First I was happy with last.fm. It analyzes what I play via iTunes, makes musical suggestions, post my current playing song info to my blog (not working right now and I don’t know why. no time to check/fix it). anyway. the site/service itself is in my opinion not really a plus for me. no really new music for me. all of the suggestions I already knew and had mostly in my archive.


then there was light: iLike. early beta. web 2.0 (harhar). well, no API for putting the played tracks to a site (via rss or whatever), yet. maybe later? — but again: early beta (and if you take a look at the url not even a beta more a alpha). The best: musical suggestions to new music — more or less unknown artists — AND free (legal) downloadable mp3s. free. music. and the suggestions fit 90%. i like it. add the rss feature and I’ll love it.

UPDATE:My «What I’m listening to» is working again. Check it out, new music, unknown artists.

Die Abkürzung

[…] Eine Kategorisierung durch tags ist eine kognitive Meisterleistung, als auch eine “Abkürzung” des Gedankenprozesses. […]

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When Yoda meets Gandalf

Mashup popculture – no more words needed besides from the VJ:

«These cultural entities, two of the biggest juggernauts of global propaganda, share similar plots, soundtracks, characters, creatures and actors […]».

To read more about the mashup concept and/or to grab a hires version (quicktime needed) just go to misshapenfeatures.

(first noticed on BoingBoing)

They made my day!

Morphcore. By accident I stumbled upon their site and their great tracks. Pure dope. They offer a bunch of mp3 to download and one very hard to play (at least on my Mac) but very good visual.

The spinning World

Whoooha! DAS lässt meinen Tag wunderbar anfangen. Danke Robert (und Jona)! Jetzt kann nichts mehr meinen Tag versauen.

Whoooha! THAT starts my day very well. Thanks Robert (and Jona)! Nothing can come to make today a bad day now.

EMG : throw it!


«LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together. Throw it up high and in quantity to impress your friends and city officials.»

Check out a video at Graffiti Research Lab » LED Throwies
credit to Spreeblick for that great piece of info of urban media technology.

the future is now

Bi-manual, multi-point, and multi-user interactions on a graphical interaction surface.

While touch sensing is commonplace for single points of contact, multi-touch sensing enables a user to interact with a system with more than one finger at a time, as in chording and bi-manual operations. Such sensing devices are inherently also able to accommodate multiple users simultaneously, which is especially useful for larger interaction scenarios such as interactive walls and tabletops.

salomon was talking about that; he send me a link. but I didn’t checked the importance of it. now i watched the video-clip and it’s amazing hot. pure sci-fi. I want one of those displays. now!

watch it here via YouTube:

go there to check it out where it comes from (and on the left side there is link to a — downloadable — mp4-clip (12MB)) .

It hit me right in the head

Regulary I read my news via NetNewsWire (RSS-Reader). Yesterday I stumbled about a short header at BinaryBonsai: «90 degrees». Not much more, just link to a QT clip. I followed the link, loaded the first few seconds and then decided to get the file loaded to my disk.
This morning I watched the loaded clip and BOOM! Best animated short I ever watched. Pure drama, best supporting soundtrack. Just amazing. Maybe it’s time for you to check the clip. Around 70MB to load but worth every loaded byte. Go here to get loaded!

blogging inside firefox

post to your blog very easy with a firefox 1.5 extension. here you go …

which browser on mac?

«[…] sick of “web 2.0” applications/companies /websites not working in Safari. […]»

Either Support Safari, Or Lose Customers

I agree — but still in WordPress Admin/Backend I (don’t) miss the «format» buttons. I don’t miss the buttons because i know how to format with markup-tags — and I use Safari because of the bookmarks and the UI (don’t forget the plug-ins like Stand or Saft!). Safari feels much better than Firefox (which feels a little like windows) — maybe camino would be an alternative browser. But every time I tried a different browser than safari I returned — happy to use that app again.

when I do web dev I use both, Safari AND Firefox — just to be on the safe side.