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Entries for Monday, October 16, 2006

October 16, 2006

earFeeder :: Customized newsfeeds about your favorite artists

Site which scans the MP3s on your hard disk, then builds you a custom RSS feed of news, tourdates, etc based upon your “favourite” artists. Taking this for a spin too. Update: The user experience on the site is horrible — It freezes your browser for a few minutes with almost no feedback, then finds barely any of the many, many artists on my computer. Not recommended

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The Filter

App that works with iTunes to build up “smart” playlists from your library. Seems to be entirely metadata based (no fingerprinting), and limited to your existing library. Giving it a spin now.

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Q&A: Jobs on iPod's Cultural Impact - Newsweek

Steve Jobs: “I’ve seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you’ve gone through all that, the girl’s got up and left! You’re much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you’re connected with about two feet of headphone cable.”. Subtle subtext: “iPods get you laid”

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.