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2006-10-20 (Friday)



  1. Potion Factory Blog » Blog Archive » Introducing Tangerine

    Interesting Mac app for creating iTunes playlists organised by BPM. It’s BPM-working-out algorithm needs some tweaking though, as it’s more miss than hit for me (eg, it thinks a few slow acoustic guitar tracks are 180 BPM). (via Plasticbag)

  2. Comment is free: Religions don’t deserve special treatment

    It’s a shame this needs saying, but still, great stuff. “It is time to refuse to tip-toe around people who claim respect, consideration, special treatment, or any other kind of immunity, on the grounds that they have a religious faith.” (via Haddock)

  3. Simon Willison: Graphing requests with Tamper Data

    Very nice thing found by Simon - a graph showing when elements of a webpage load, and how long they take. (via Daring Fireball)

  4. YouTube - Olbermann: the beginning of the end of America

    Awesome rant about Bush’s irresonsibility. Fantastic and relentless. I love how Americans still refer to the subject of their ire as “sir”. (via Haddock)

  5. YouTube - Extras - Episode 5 - Acting by Sir Ian

    I’m very much enjoying ‘Extras’. Some great bits, like Ian McKellen’s description of acting. Wonderful, and so straight-faced.

  6. UBUWEB :: Alvin Lucier

    Lucier’s ‘I Am Sitting in a Room’ track, which Paul Morley goes on (and on and on) about in his ‘Words and Music’ book, as MP3. 1969 tape recording avant-garde.

  7. The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups

    I also love reading about how to have a successful (or unsuccessful) startup. (via Kottke)

  8. YouTube - Battle of The Bands

    Oodles of album art animated Gilliam style. Very nicely done. (via Haddock)

  9. Walk It - A step in the right direction

    Fantastic. Gives you walking directions from A to B in central London. Google et al only do driving directions, which are very different. (via Haddock)

  10. Wallflower at the Web Party - New York Times

    Why Friendster floundered. I love reading technology failure (or not quite success) stories. (via ChrisDodo)

  11. Doom_1.php

    Graphic illustrating what would happen to Earth if humans vanished.

  12. Imagine Earth without people - life - 12 October 2006 - New Scientist

    What would happen to the world if we all vanished. (via Boing Boing)