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Thu, 30 Sep 2004

Gmail invites available

Google have been nice enough to grant me some Gmail invites. If you want 1GB of free webmail then drop me a line.
[13:24] | [/Internet] | Comments | G

Fri, 24 Sep 2004

Feed Me!

For a while I've been wanting to pipe the RSS feeds from a few sources onto this page. I just found a tool that does the job quite nicely at RSS Digest. I've added my del.icio.us and Bloglines feeds so far. I just added Audioscrobbler, but it may not be working right yet. There are options to change to look of the feeds that I may play with some time.

BTW I got quoted over at Simon's blog for my idea about using Firefox's new live links to display recent del.icio.us links. Fame at last!

[13:21] | [/Site News] | Comments | G

Tue, 21 Sep 2004

Aren't relationships fun?

This may be old news, but yesterday I found the site Things my girlfriend and I have argued about. Let's just say there's a certain resonance. It made Tanya laugh too.
[08:54] | [/Humour] | Comments | G

Wed, 15 Sep 2004

Got Gmail?

A few months ago there was lots of fuss about Google introducing an email service with 1GB of storage. This was a lot more than anyone else was giving for free, but has since been matched by others. The idea is that you don't delete anything and can easily search it. It's still in beta testing and accounts are only available by invitation from existing user. I don't have many friends using it, but this week I heard about a site that was passing on spare invitations. It's here. Currently only 3 going spare, but there were several hundred this morning. I grabbed one there and have had a little play. Need to direct some mail there to try it out properly.

In other news today Amazon have formally announced their search service A9, It's based on Google, but adds a few features, like showing multiple results for text, images, books, films etc at the same time. Can also remember your searches if you want and store bookmarks. Another site that warrants some playing. I use Google anyway, so this should give the same results.

Finally, Firefox has almost reached version 1.0 and is available for preview. I've been using the earlier versions for a while and it just gets better. I rarely touch IE these days. I love having tabs, gestures and some of the other features that either come as standard or as easily added extensions. It's supposed to be safer than IE, so what are you waiting for?

[20:51] | [/Internet] | Comments | G

Wed, 08 Sep 2004

Personal Radio

Although I've been using Audioscrobbler for a while, I hadn't tried their sister site Last.fm until last Friday. This site uses their calculation of your musical 'neighbours' to choose other music you might like. This can then be streamed to you at a reasonable 128kb, giving similar quality to most MP3 files. In my case it through in a few new artists to me, e.g. Mogwai, but also old favourites like ELO. Had a good sing along to that :)

If I eventually sort out my Paypal account I'll gift them some money.

[21:49] | [/Music] | Comments | G

Sun, 05 Sep 2004

A man and his Palm, parted

I took my Zire into Dixons yesterday for a warranty repair. I could be without it for a few weeks! Tanya has offered to let me use the old IIIx as she rarely uses it. I may have to take her up on that. We shall see what transpires on the repair.
[14:41] | [/Palm] | Comments | G

Thu, 02 Sep 2004

Added a guestbook

I like to know if people have visited my site, but have so far failed to install the pyblosxom comments system.

I had a search around and found Ultraguest. It's free, has a clean interface and looks like it might do the job. Please make use of it. If it gets abused by spammers I'll have to take action, but we shall see.

[12:45] | [/Site News] | Comments | G

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