Guides for Visualizing Reality – and checking on the charts

We like to complain about how data is messy, not in the right format, and how parts don’t make sense. Reality is complicated though. Data comes from the realities. Here are several guides to help with visualizing these realities, which seem especially important these days. Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data For when you don’t know Read more about Guides for Visualizing Reality – and checking on the charts[…]

Michael Robertson: Introducing The World’s First Radio Search Engine

I just launched a beta version of RadioSearchEngine.com – the world’s first radio search engine. There are other directories of A-Z lists of radio stations, but this is the first search engine where any song or artist can be located on stations playing from anywhere in the world. A universal web player for the first Read more about Michael Robertson: Introducing The World’s First Radio Search Engine[…]

Five Best Video Converters

This is a usefull list if you don’t want to handle the command line ffmpeg. It recommends 5 other free utils that are easy to use in varying amounts: MPEG Streamclip (which also works on OSX) Format Factory Handbrake (which is primarily a DVD ripper) Freemake Video Converter SUPER Five Best Video Converters.

Torrent Butler

This site gives you a list of movies in a XBMC style visual interface, suggesting the latest torrents to you as though you were in a videotheque instead of having to search for specific movies. Movies & Torrents | Torrent Butler.

Browsershots

This page crawls your website and takes a screenshot using one of a vast amount of browsers available so you can see what that browser sees without having to actually install that browser. Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test – Browsershots.

Huckapoo!

It’s sounds to me like a word for describing the act of coughing up feces, but no – it’s the name of a manufactured girl group targeting 8-year olds with a significantly sub-average IQ. Hey, it’s a HUUUGE segment, right, don’t diss this shit! Check out the awesomeness that is Huckapoo here. Turn the volume Read more about Huckapoo![…]

Nostalgia galore

In the Summer of 2001, Jason Scott, a computer historian (and proprietor of the textfiles.com history site) wondered if anyone had made a film about these BBSes. They hadn’t, so he decided he would. Four years, thousands of miles of travelling, and over 200 interviews later, “BBS: The Documentary”, a mini-series of 8 episodes about Read more about Nostalgia galore[…]

Warez, Inc.

Fine example of NuMedia at http://www.welcometothescene.com/ Drama series about the warez scene. No. Really. Seriously. I can’t imagine it appealing to Joe Blow, but I’m on episode 3 myself.