Monday, July 02, 2007

Top 10 Mistakes in the Apple iPhone Interface

Rakesh Agrawal from Snapstream bought an iPhone and loves it. Even still he has come across several things that makes him think Apple rushed to get the iPhone released. For Rakesh's list of the top 10 mistakes Apple made with the iPhone interface check out his post.

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By the way Rakesh, if you have an iPhone, you need to vote in my poll on this blog. You'll be the first to say you have one :)

Patriotic Music Playlist for Independence Day

Well it's now officially the week of Independence Day in the United States. I'm making an Independence Day playlist for my week at the lake. We'll probably use this for the 4th of July party or possibly for on the boat while watching the fireworks show.

I've tried to gather music that is either patriotic or related in some way to the U.S.A. - some positive and some not. I have the songs sorted by pop, then country and then instrumental. Feel free to give me any suggestions you have and I'll add them to the list. Each of the songs link to the iTunes Store for previewing and/or purchasing if your interested.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Not necessarily patriotic, but fits in with the playlist
Kids in America by Kim Wilde - Pop (too embarrassing to play any other day :)
American Idiot by Green Day - Pop (might raise some eyebrows though)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Canada Day for My Friends up North - Canada Playlist

I wanted to to take this moment to wish my Canadian Friends up north a happy Canada Day! For those of us Americans (and other countries for that matter) Canada Day commemorates the beginning of the establishment of the Canadian confederation through the 1867 British North America Act. Per the Wiki Article:

"The date represents the biggest step in the establishment of Canada as a
self-governing country, and the beginning of a gradual march towards full
independence from Britain, which was significantly advanced by the Statute of
and finally completed with the proclamation of the Constitution
by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, in 1982.

So there you have it. And for us Americans lets take some time to learn more about our neighbors to the North and South. Its way to easy in the United States to just focus on our country and ignore the rest - don't let that happen to you. I'll be posting a week of American Independence Day themed stuff for the remainder of the week, but wanted to recognize Canada Day first. To start this off, here are a couple of Canadian-Focused Patriotic Songs for your playlist. The hyperlinks take you to iTunes so you can sample the music and purchase if you want:

Even better, check out and Jam two sites which focus on Canadian music, bands and artists.