Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Latest Time Sucker

Recently I after much feet dragging along with a myriad of privacy concerns, I finally joined Facebook. One of my biggest issues with it being, "Oh no, not another online time sucker." Surprisingly after setting up my account, I've limited my Facebook time to about 10 minutes in the morning, 5 to 10 minutes at lunch and around an extra 15 minutes on the weekend.

So while Facebook turned out not to be a time sucker at all, what turned out to be a huge time sucker is I found the site while spending time on The Golden Age of Hollywood, I've noticed that several members had embedded playlists on their personal blogs. I decided to check it out. Three hours later I had created 3 playlists and a fourth one I added a few days ago. I knew that there were sites where you could tailor your music streams, but never realized how much fun they were. You add a couple of songs and then start thinking of a couple more you need to add. Next thing you know it's midnight!

According to

"Our purpose is to help you find and enjoy music legally throughout the web in the same way that other search engines help you find webpages, images, and other media, but we also add a social /community twist. We make it easy for you to create playlists, share your playlists with friends, and browse playlists of others. We connect you with the coolest music on the web, and we connect people who are passionate about music."

The application is still in beta, and the selection is somewhat limited, but the most popular songs seem to be avialable. For instance I could only find a half dozen songs by Peter Gabriel. (But then I believe that Gabriel is launching his own media site, so that could explain the scarcity of his music.) Also you can only search by artist name or title of song or album. There is no search by genre function. You can, however, search other members playlists and if you find a member who shares your musical taste you can become one of their followers. A big plus with is the sharing ability, similar to YouTube, the site allows you to generate code that you can paste into your site. The one drawback at this point is that there is no sharing capability with Facebook.

Well, here's my favorites playlist. I have three more to listen to if you're interested. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Green TV

Okay I know I'm a day late for Saint Patrick's Day, but isnt' any day is a good day to go green? Pardon the pun, but I've just been turned onto GreenTV. Green TV is like You Tube for people who want to learn more about saving our planet. Green TV, the brainchild of Lori and John Lake, features videos and blogs devoted to promoting sustainability. Green TV produces their own videos, but members are also encouraged to submit. Video topics range from building green homes in Johannesburg, South Africa to the Aptera2 elecrtic car.

If you think having a name like GreenTV means that the site is only devoted only to videos you'd be greatly mistaken. GreenTV features a wealth of energy saving information, a calendar of green events, blogs, and a tremendous amount of help if you're interested in becoming a Eco-Entrepreneur.

Here's a sample of one of GreenTV's offerings:

Check back soon, I plan to post more videos from Green TV in the coming weeks.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Your Shamrock Says You Are Alert

You have a logical mind, and you pay a lot of attention to details. You are very organized.
Sometimes you find thinking creatively to be a challenge. You prefer to deal with the facts at hand.

You don't really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.
You are traditional, easy going, and appreciative of the simple things in life.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Time For Another Stupid Quiz

It's spring break, with no class assignments due this week I figured I could afford to waste some time with another stupid. This one was called "Which character from 'The Office' are you?" I was a bit surprised that I ended up as Jan, and not Pam.

Your Result

The Over-Achiever You may or may not be the boss, but you're in charge, or you like to think that you're in charge. When it comes to working with others, you can have a short fuse. You like things to be perfect, and will go to great lengths to accomplish this. Beware of getting drunk on your own power though, or else you might find yourself without a job.

Office Personality Quiz