Wednesday, July 18, 2007
For starters, you dog will want this w00f! dog shirt embazoned with the rarely heard "1337" version of a dogs bark. As ThinkGeek says, all the tech-savvy dogs are saying it this way these days.
Want to track how much excersize fido is getting? How about the doggie pedometerLast but certainly not least, your dog is going to want to be cool with all the others in the hood. How about some doggles for when he's riding on the harley or waverunner with you ? The gadgets above are all available to purchase, but I challenge you to make your own techno-dog accessories. Lets see some cool diy dog gadgets that will make your tech friends (er dogs) jealous!
First of all tagging your digital music is useful to organize everything. You tag for genre (rock, rap, 80's etc), for artist, album name etc. This will typically be done for you already if you downloaded from some online music sites, but others might not have the correct descriptions or tags for the files. It's likely you might want to customize your songs to your genre classifications. Also, if you ripped the songs from your CD's you will want to add all the tags before adding to your music player or even to iTunes. Even though every one of your MP3 players including iTunes, WinAmp, and Windows Media Player all have the capability to tag your music, you will likely want a quick, easy and powerful standalone application that will quickly do the job independently of your music player.
What does Mp3Tag do?
Mp3tag edits the tags, renames the files based on the tag information, replaces words and/or characters based on the tags and file names, imports and exports tag information, creates play lists, adds album covers and more. MP3tag has the ability to check the online freedb database and Amazon.com for tag information. One of the new features of versions 2.35 to 2.38 include the ability to search for and add the album art to the music file based on the album name.
First download MP3Tag HERE and install it.
Select the directory with your digital music files (File-Change Directory) and select the folder with your music.
MP3Tag will then load all of your music files ready to be categorized.
From this point you simply select your file and update the title, artist, file name and any other tags you want to edit
One of the really nice features of Mp3Tag is the conversion feature. Here you can key off of the filename to create tags: Say your file names are all formatted like: amy winehouse-rehab-back to black.mp3. You can do a convert file name to tag where it adds tags in this way: artist-song name-album name. It then can populate one or more songs based on the file names. You can do the same thing in the reverse way to change the file name based on the tags. There are unlimited ways to use the convert feature including cleaning up file names, tags etc in a more automated way.
MP3Tag supports MP3, aac, flac, ape MP4, M4A, OGG Vorbis, OptimFROG (ofr)(ofs), Musepack (mpc), AAC, wma, Monkey's Audio(ape), FLAC, True Audio and a bunch of other file types. I highly recommend this free program. If you have digital music that needs to be organized, give it a try.
For the Mp3Tag Website CLICK HERE
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
It doesn't work for all locations, but I was able to pull up about 95% of the numbers I tried including mobile phone numbers, home numbers and work numbers. It won't work with Skype or many other VOIP numbers of course and it is only for the U.S. and Canada. Try your number and see how accurate it is. Pretty amazing and sort of creepy that its that easy...
Monday, July 16, 2007
via JKonTheRun digg story
Greetings from the newly-formed team at Easy TV Data,This
organization was formed by members of various software projects in response to
the announcement from Zap2it Labs that they will be discontinuing the free TV
listings service that they have been providing to the non-commercial free and
open source communities for the last 3+ years.We know that many of you are
waiting on the edge of your seats to find out what's going on behind the scenes
here, and we're just as excited to tell you, but we can't give you many details
while we are still involved in negotiations. We can, however, let you know that
we are actively working on a solution that will provide what we hope will be a
smooth transition away from Zap2it Labs by the September 1 deadline. We will
release more details as soon as we are able to do so, so please keep an eye on http://easytvdata.org/ for updates.In the mean
time, we are in need of a good lawyer who is familiar with business contracts
and federal nonprofit law (preferably someone willing to work pro bono, at least
initially). We are also looking for a good accountant/CPA (we are registered in
Washington State) to help with any eventual financial/tax paperwork. If you are
qualified and willing to help, please contact us.
Thanks for sticking with us,
The Easy TV Data Board: Isaac Richards, Chairman (MythTV)Robert Eden (XMLTV)Daniel
Kristjansson (MythTV)Kevin Odorczyk (MacProgGuide)Chris Petersen (Mythtv)
- Someone developing a screen-scraper to scrape data from an online tv guide site. This could create a major bandwidth demands for the site beeing scraped. Another concern is that any change to the source site would require an adjustment to the screen scraper with the users relying on volunteers to continually update the screen scraper.
- Getting guide information from EIT Data - This would work, but would include only the program name, the show time and duration, and a description. Not included in EIT data is any indication of whether the show is new or not, no original air date, no indication of whether HD or SD and no episode title.
- Some other service opening up thier guide data for free or a small fee. I kind of doubt this would happen but you never know.
We have 45 days to see what happens - lets hope EasyTVData comes through. I should mention that the loss of the free Zap2It Labs data will not affect BeyondTV, SageTV or MCE as those companies pay for their guide data and the price is built into the purchase price of the software.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
- Davis Freeberg’s Digital Connection
- Zatz Not Funny Digital Media Blog
- Missing Remote
- Brad Linder's Digital Home
- Hack A Day
- Digital Inspiration - pretty popular, but I'm including it anyway :)
- Digital Media Thoughts
- DIY Happy
- Dumb Little Man
- Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection
That's some of my favorites I could think of today. I know there are many more that I read daily so this was a tough list to do. Want to discover some blogs you might not have run across yet? Check out the Mashable Post:
While you're here, don't forget to take a look around. This Blog started almost a year ago and has been growing and is getting better every day. Thanks! http://brentevans.blogspot.com/