In a discussion of music recommendation sites (like Last.fm and Pandora) over at jwz‘s livejournal, someone mentioned UpTo11.net, which builds its recommendations by looking at what stuff people are sharing over P2P networks. Seems to work pretty well. Also in that thread, a link to a blog that seems devoted to music search and recommendation […]
An RPG.net photoshop thread of RPG Motivational Posters. Much merriment. (via chadu).
Shoshanah Forbes posts a neat tip about using Adobe Acrobat (with OpenOffice) for verbal proofreading of long documents – Use OpenOffice to create a “tagged PDF” version of the document, and then use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader’s Read Out Loud option (in Acrobat Reader 7, that’s in the View menu) to listen to the […]
Nimrod Harel, fantasy writer (I had great fun reviewing his book) and mentalist is soliciting ideas for his TV show in the Ort Science Fiction and Fantasy forum. He’s looking for weird, uncanny and surreal stuff which mundane scriptwriters appear to be ill-equipped to come up with.
Not to pick on Greif specifically, but this habit people have of giving cutesy nicknames to their appliances, I’m begining to find it tiresome. Giving something a name just gives it more power over you; Computers already have too damn much power over us. My car frustrates me enough without attributing intent to its breakdowns. […]