I've played with home radio apps in the past, things like Icecast and Shoutcast, as a way to have easy access to my rather large music collection. They've been "ok", but they've always seemed a little kludgy, and in this age of mobile access, the app suite really wasn't fully formed. On top of that, these were more broadcast tools than music selection tools. What if I wanted to hear something different than what my playlist was offering me right now?
[UPDATE] Google bought these guys and turned the lights off. I'm using Subsonic these days. 2/27/13Dan Ziemecki
I have to assume that the vast majority of people who sign contracts don't read them. That's about the only justification I can imagine for some of the contracts I've seen recently. The people drawing them up are working on the assumption that they will never have to justify what they've written. Like the proverbial grad student inserting a $20 bill into their thesis at the campus library, they insert clauses almost just to prove no one will ever read them.Dan Ziemecki
Recent news such as RIM's colossal miss-steps concerning the playbook update and extended world-wide outages make it hard for one not to suspect that the Canadian PDA pioneer is approaching end days. To be honest, this is a train that's been coming down the track for a long time, and I won't be among the mourners when it gets here. In fact, I'm writing a merry obituary right now, and looking forward to tossing my BES server to the curb as soon as I can manage it.Dan Ziemecki
"TLDR" version: Meh.
If you are in to this sort of thing, you may have noticed that Microsoft has released a developer's version of their upcoming Windows 8 operating system. It's very pretty and obviously based upon the same "Metro" UI found in the recently released Windows Phone 7 OS. The general goal is to move away from the drill-down-tree type of navigation we've grown used to toward a tile and bucket look. It's the same thing, essentially, but visually, it's simpler.Dan Ziemecki
I had long held on to my hobby of making mix CDs long after I actually stopped buying my music in that form. It was a neat way to create a little musical time capsule, and the products of this little tradition became treasured favorites during my long commutes. But time moves on, and now it’s becoming obvious what an inflexible annoyance Mix CDs are compared to the alternative: Playlists.Dan Ziemecki