November 22, 2006

Links of the Day

Writing about web page http://www.pandora.com/

http://www.pandora.com/ – I know this has been around for quite a bit of time now, but I’ve only just recently discovered it. Great site that tailor-makes a radio station for you. You set the ball rolling by telling it what Music you like, then it starts playing random songs (ie suggestions) and you tell it whether you like it or not, and keep moving on. Really great idea.

http://widgets.yahoo.com/ – Yay widgets for windows! The windows widgets have been around for a while (and Yahoo widgets is more-or-less just Konfabulator), so it’s nothing really new here. I use it just for the handy Weather, Shortcut Launcher and Currency Exchanger. I’ve also downloaded a neat little Gmail alert. Bound to have widgets for whatever you like.

Virtual Dimension – Really handy desktop organisational tool that’s perfect for computer-literate students. Wished I was using it back in the day! :’( Basically allows you to create multiple virtual desktops which you can instantly switch to, containing the different windows of your various programs. So for example desktop one might have Microsoft Word open with your latest essay, and you might also have a firefox window open with plenty of Jstor tabs. Desktop two might feature your MSN windows and a VLC window playing the latest ep of Prison Break (which I’m sure you’ve obtained legally!). It’s also open source, which means that all you geeks out there get to modify it without violating copyright. (DOWN WITH LINUX!)


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  1. Nick Howes

    Pandora seems good but it seems to try and get you to pay money after just a few songs. I prefer last.fm, which is free and does a similar thing, but it just uses songs you play to learn what you like and also has a good community website behind it.

    22 Nov 2006, 21:04

  2. I see. Yes I just encountered the registering part of Pandora. D’Oh. It doesn’t seem to be asking for cash… yet >_<

    22 Nov 2006, 21:11


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