January 31st, 2006
Not that theblackdog will ever be up for an award of any kind but if you’re looking for something good to read online (other than fark or slashdot), you might want to peruse the Sixth Annual Weblog Awards. Voting closed at 10pm this evening (barely got my votes in for engadget) so don’t bother rocking (the vote). But there’s lots of eyecandy and good reads to be had here.
January 27th, 2006
My love for TV game shows started way back in the early 80′s, maybe even the ’70s. I remember walking home for lunch everyday in grammar school, making a sandwich and sitting in front of the tube for a half hour watching the 12:30 game show.
And I totally remember Dream House. The point being, obviously, to win a house. That’s a big prize, even for today’s game shows, so it had a lot of excitement. I was 12.
To have this as your favorite game show, OK. To have screen caps of it, hmmmm. To make a website putting it all together, awesome.
Thanks to Tim for the link.
January 23rd, 2006
A friend at work sent me a link for a new music site called Pandora. Seems to use complicated algorithms to take an artist or song and bring back similar songs based on several factors. I’ve been listening to it for a few hours now trying to teach it what I like. It’s doing an OK job. The first artist I put in was The Arcade Fire and since I’ve heard 764-HERO, The Police, Genesis, Ben Folds, Jamie Collum (nice cover of a Doves song), Swords (whom I had never heard before but now like, thank you) and many more.
I could do without the Styx and Billy Joel. Not that I don’t like them but I don’t like to mix my genres when listening to music. Maybe that’s the point though, favorites are favorites – I just like to listen by mood, not songs.
They’re obviously not the first to take a list of favorite songs and give you another list of soon to be favorites so we’ll see if this actually goes anywhere.
You can apparently hear my setlist here.