The last couple of weeks have been an absolute blur. I have gotten into college without spending any money (yet). I mean that literally. I am going to class without paying a dime of my own. My financial aid paperwork is still in process so I am going to class waiting for the last of my information to process. The down side to that is I have no books, no supplies, and close to no gas money to get there. It sucks. And I still have to pay tuition, bills and get Lucy to a vet visit soon. So it's been stressful. For these reason's I have not had any time to post here. And I miss it. I miss finding fun new things (at least to me) and telling this blank page why I like it and why you might too. But the Man (and Mom) say's to get a good job I have to have a piece of paper stating my four years has been spent learning stuff and things. So school comes first. At least work has slowed down! Nothing is breaking and that is a great thing! And my personal business has picked up. I've got two computers here I am working on now! So there is some positive in all of this...it's just everything has been coming at once and it's a bit overwhelming.I have been posting to Twitter still so check there for my latest updates and I'll try to get back into a schedule here as soon as I can.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I know that I have a new internet addiction every day but I have to rave about this one. Since I've had to wait till I came home to check it out and have only played with it for about an hour there is not much to review but I am already loving Jango. The first "Wow" moment came while I was editing the usual social profile information prevalent in every Web 2.0 application out there. As I updated my profile, chose different options, and basically clicked through the site the music never stopped. I know that's nothing jaw dropping but it was so slick I just relized it. In fact I don't think I would have taken the time to write this up had I not figured it out.
Jango offers your ususal profile options and the ability to network with your fellow online socialites. But what I love is the music is front and center with this site. I built a playlist of my favorite artists and started playing tracks right away. I really liked this over Last.fm where it seemed like I had to play music offline before it figured out what I like. Also, since this computer is the house hub for music, a lot of the music is not mine. So now Last.fm thinks I love hard core gansta rap and every girly country song out there. Trust me when I say Gretchen Wilson is not my favorite performer. But you wouldn't know it from Last.fm. With Jango I build the playlist's I want and the artists they recommended pretty much were the mainstream bands I love. I'm not much of an indie listener (that is slowly changing, however) so I don't know if your tastes are outside of the norm, but modern rock was well represented.I think Jango needs to maybe offer an offline player and continue to expand the music selection. Even lacking these features this might just be my favorite online music player. Just added there cool jukebox to my Blogger blog!UPDATE: Further research has shown that this has been out since late last year so I may be late to the party but I found Jango through this TechCrunch article and the unlimited beta updates are available there: