Are your widgets getting a bit to stuffy ? Do they need a visit from your crazy Uncle Ernie ? Haven’t blamed the dog for anything lately ? Give this a try. Sorry, clicking on the image will only give you a S.B.D.
I hunt and peck my music. At a buck a song from iTunes it’s not bad to grab that song that you heard, loved, and had to have. The down side is you end up with a locked song format with a limited way to use it. File sharing is another way to get that music. If you wanna go that route, fine. File sharing is turning into a carnie thing for me, and has a bit to much karma rebound to it.
Try this: I heard one song from a Judybats CD named “Ugly On The Outside” and I wanted to own it and have the freedom to do anything with it. So I went to Amazon, found the
CD and clicked on “buy used and new”. I found the CD for $1.19 with a shipping charge of a buck. So I get the song for $2.19. Subtract a buck that iTunes would have charged and now the song is $1.19 .
I get the whole CD, the freedom of a clean, non monkey format and extra songs I might like and once it’s on my Mac the ability to give the CD to someone else.
My songs that I buy I love to share with my friends and I want the freedom to do that. When reel to reel was promoted we started sharing. You could argue listening rights till consumption, if you feel the energy to do so. Somewhere in the future the artists will band together and figure out a way for direct payment to the song writer/performer.
For me, it’s just the music.
UPDATE: Bare Naked Ladies are selling their latest CD directly from their website with no digital rights management !
Hey, if Denmark can do it, we can make it happen to.
Most seasoned Apple users know not to get extra ram added from Apple when they buy directly from the company. One might say a “scam” is involved with the over the top pricing that Apple instigates. Here’s a great researched blog that gives you sage advice when upgrading ram. The scoop on the “scam“.
I really like to see other Mac users do a Dashboard call up. Kinda lets you see what is important in their lives. For example here’s a pic of my desktop when I activate Dashboard. What does this tell you ? How come I feel like Dean Martin at the moment ? Soooo…anyway, if you have explored all that Dashboard has to offer and use it to the point that you feel like you’re playing Stratego , here’s a link that should speed things up. Click on the pic if your feeling like Dr. Watson.
High fructose corn syrup has almost completely replaced sugar in most of our commercially made sweets. In 1966 we weren’t eating a gram of the stuff per year, and 40 years later we are downing over 70 pounds per person a year! That is a scary number, mostly because most people don’t know what they are putting in their body.
For all you windows users out there that are thinking it’s time to switch to a Mac, here’s a great site to get you started.
Can’t leave well enough alone? Like bright shiny objects? Need a change to your interface? Well, Bucky, here’s the site for you.
Another great thing for your cork board. This Photoshop quick reference is far from being complete, but does offer quick help for the basics at a glance. Click here.
Mike makes some good points. Have we reached a Blog Threshold ? My friends blogs still draw me back because we tend to exchange the same genre of interests. Maybe the next swing will be a sort of micro-blog affair. Read Mikes blog here.
Striking color photos from the 30’s and 40’s. Downloadable in Hi-Res ! Click here. While your there, check out the pic of Cascade, Idaho!
Leo Laporte launches a 50 minute show devoted to the latest Mac news and views from the top journalists covering Apple today. This roundtable discussion is audio only, and complements the video only MacBreak. This click will take you directly to iTunes podcast download.
A must for the cork board. Click here.
Ever wonder why you’re Macbook (or older Powerbook/iBook) doesn’t get nearly as much battery life as it used to? Perhaps the culprit is Spotlight indexing the /tmp folder. This user found a great battery improvement as seen in the article.
There’s no disputing that iTunes boasts an excellent feature set right out of the installation package. However, if you really plan to stretch its powers to the max, you may want to think about downloading a few third-party applications. Tired of just sending Itunes to your stereo through your Airport Express ? Give Airfoil a try.
Squeeze every ounce of bandwidth out of your broadband connections with Broadband Tuner 1.0. The post date from Apple is November 2005, so it is a bit dated. Here’s the Apple download page.
Remy Sharp has compiled a nice list to help P.C. owners in transition to Macs. Click here.
All things in moderation seems the mantra that holds true at the end of the day. Yet we Mac owners have that one yearn. Omnipresence. In a perfect world we would see the Mini Mac come to true fruition and be done with all the unanswered questions. Till then, try this you intrepid Apple Owners.