In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Google’s Picasa Web Albums, MacForge.net — a resource for open-source projects for MacOS, an MIT startup called DropBox that provides online storage and synchronization, Improv Everywhere’s “Food Court Musical,” and the Haiku project — an open-source revivial of the Be Operating System. Plus, we discuss Trent Reznor’s seemingly successful — and money-making — online distribution experiment for the latest project from Nine Inch Nails. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 13.0 MB. Time: 27 min.
NOTE: (3/20) Finally got around to completing the show notes. Sorry for the delay…enjoy. – Brian
- crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
- lemasney.com – John LeMasney’s Web site.
- bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
- John (pictured above) talks about some of his recent and upcoming speaking engagements for…
- Brian talks about his upcoming gig with his friend Christian Beach, who will be playing a four-song set at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ (Google Maps) on Friday, March 28, 2008. The performance is part of a CD release party for “Hero: The Main Man Records Tribute to David Bowie,” on which Christian’s version of “Five Years” (featuring Brian on organ) appears.
- In anticipation of Yahoo’s likely takeover by Microsoft, John has moved his images from Yahoo-owned Flickr to Google’s Picasa Web albums.
- ReadWriteWeb offers a comparison of Microsoft’s Office Live Workspace vs. Google Docs.
- MacForge.net is your one-stop shop for open-source software for MacOS.
- John likes what he sees so far from DropBox, an online file storage and synchronization service currently in beta.
- Somebody took two Linkin Park songs, put one in the left channel and the other in the right…and guess what? The resulting MP3 proves that most Linkin Park songs sound exactly the same.
- John updates us on his activity on ratebeer.com.
- Improv Everywhere strikes again…this time with “Food Court Musical.”
- Hulu.com, an online video service that is a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp. (FOX), has come out of beta.
- Trent Reznor tries his hand with another online music distribution experiment for the latest Nine Inch Nails project. This one looks rather successful.
- The Haiku project is an open-source revival of BeOS, the media-rich operating system produced by Be, Inc. in the late 1990s/early 2000s.
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