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 spreeder, ma.gnolia’s decision to go open source, and our own John LeMasney’s “prevail whale.” Plus, we discuss some interesting sights on Google Maps Street View and Google Earth and a possible last stand for Pandora and the webcasting industry…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 17.5 MB. Time: 37 min., 09 sec.
- FriendFeed.com/lemasney – John LeMasney’s FriendFeed profile.
- lemasney.com – John LeMasney’s Web site.
- FriendFeed.com/bktandem – Brian Kelley’s FriendFeed profile.
- Tandem With the Random – Brian Kelley’s blog
Sorry about the delay in getting the full show notes up…here they are (8/28, 8 p.m. ET):
Here are some things John LeMasney mentioned:
- Spreeder.com – A free online speed reading application.
- FoodGawker.com – A site devoted to beautiful food imagery.
- ma.gnolia.com – A social bookmarking site that announced plans to make the platform open source with the hope to become “the WordPress of social bookmarking.”
- FaceYourManga.com – John refers to “Manga Me” in the podcast, but I believe this is the site he used to create his anime likeness…that’s the one I used after he talked about it. But if John wants to correct any of this, I’m sure he will.
- “prevail-whale” – John took the infamous Twitter “fail-whale” and turned it into a symbol of success (see photo above)…and it got noticed around the Internet.
- John’s Southern Tier Back Burner review – Here is his opinion on this barleywine style ale on one of his side projects, beercritic.wordpress.com.
Here are some things Brian Kelley mentioned
- Grand Welte Cottage Orchestrion – Check out this musical playback device from the early 1900s that Brian saw in action at the Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, Pa.
- Classic “Doctor Who” on iTunes – Some episodes of the original “Doctor Who” series from the 1970s and 80s have made their way to iTunes — even for Americans — and some of these are not even available on DVD yet.
- Happy Birthday, iMac! – August 15 marked the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Bondi blue iMac.
- DIY Indie Bands in the Digital Age – Ars Technica reports on how indie bands are using resources available to them in the digital age to make it without help from record labels.
- ScanMyPhotos.com – The New York Times’ David Pogue reviewed this service, which scans your old photographs and puts them onto DVDs, and had good things to say about it.
- Some strange things can be found on Google Maps Street View, like a drunk guy passed out on a curb and a house burning down. Also, check out The Strangest Sights in Google Earth.
- Pandora to pull the plug? – Pandora’s Tim Westergren recently told The Washington Post that the Internet radio service was on the verge of making a “pull-the-plug kind of decision” in the face of increasing royalty rates. Also, check out this story…and this one…and for more on the plight of webcasters, visit SaveNetRadio.org.