Monthly Archives: December 2007

Open source software in 2007

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the open source software available for the many websites I operate. For many years, I looked around the internet for ready-made applications, written either in Perl or PHP. And … Continue reading

Posted in Computing

The Time

I got hip to The Time back in 1981, back when I was just starting to explore more of Prince’s music. I didn’t know it at first, but it didn’t take long to figure out that The Time was part … Continue reading

Posted in Music

Compressed MP3 file shortcomings hit the mainstream press…

It’s nice to see compressed file formats getting a comparison every now and then, and even better when it’s in the mainstream press: Rolling Stone : Alternate Takes: The MP3 Challenge The author puts a 128kbps MP3 file up against … Continue reading

Posted in Music

Pandora: radio customized for your individual taste

I’d heard about Pandora few times, and recall trying it out a few years ago. I finally decided to register an account and try it out on a more extended basis. So far, I’m liking what I’m hearing. What exactly … Continue reading

Posted in Music

Zombie Nation 2007

Here’s a rather disturbing article found in the Detroit News today: TV shopping carts capture kids’ attention Shopping during the holidays is stressful enough without tired kids in tow. But this season, colorful plastic carts with TVs screens are the … Continue reading

Posted in Say What?