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by Glenn Franxman, Django Developer / Stunt Programmer.

The Pixies and Tivo

posted: 2007-07-08 11:13:30

The Pixies were on Austin City Limits last night. They rawked. But that's not the point of this entry.

I've been using a tivo for a couple of years now. It should know alot about what I like at this point. But it doesn't. TiVo's recommendation engine was instead deciding to record Saturday Night Live, which I almost never watch, save for when they feature I band I care about. Had TiVo consulted my other media habits, it would have put anything featuring the Pixies at the top of its priorities. Oh well, it's forgivable.

But TiVo is not my only means of consuming media. I also use iTunes and Democracy. Democracy is certainly less known than iTunes or TiVo but it sits right between them in terms of functionality. It is like an internet driven TiVo with an iTunes interface ( albeit an old version of iTunes ).

I don't have near the free time that I used to have, so maybe someone else will build an open source recommendation engine that looks at the music in your library, the shows you watch on tv and the net and then provides an opinion on content that informed by the totality of my likes as a web service for itunes, democracy and tivo to use to make these fuzzy decisions.

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Thoughts on Print ( UPDATED )

posted: 2007-06-08 08:53:16

So, in an interview with Time Inc. CEO, Ann Moore, about the struggle to grow online revenue, Ann sums up the whole print conundrum:

Here is the strategy. First, build the best of product. Differentiate it. Second, build the big audience and by that I mean you need partnerships with everyone. Then third, worry about monetizing it, but you got to have a big audience to make money on the web because the CPMs are ...

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Up from the depths...

posted: 2007-06-07 16:29:36

SeaDragon is hot. And before the mac fanboy's get all 'leopard already does that,' watch it to the end and see how they've stiched those images together with photosynth. That's pretty frightening, er, amazing.

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3D Silhouettes

posted: 2007-06-04 21:31:06

After seeing this, I defnitely have to refine my skills on the lathe. That's too awesome!

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Lectric Lightning

posted: 2007-06-02 09:59:48

The L.A. Times is increasingly putting some high quality video on its site. In this example, they are looking at a local shop that converts gas powered motorcycles to electric. This R1 is hot! At $15k for the conversion of a $9k bike, it seems pretty steep, but if ...

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Google Gears

posted: 2007-05-31 04:38:58

Google just opened an early release of Gears. A couple of choice quotes: The Internet is great, but you can't always be plugged into it. --Google VP Jeff Huber Now the Web is becoming so good that there is less and less of a reason to build software that just ...

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He shoots, he scores!

posted: 2007-05-26 04:17:38

Adrian Holovaty just scored big.

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Erlang Brains

posted: 2007-04-20 05:12:37

I think that I'm going to rewrite the mmmbrains crawler/indexer in erlang. I know everyone prefers the posts with pictures of Ben, but it's 5 am, I'm up, yahoo is down and somehow studying Erlang helps me sleep.

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Biker Ben

posted: 2007-04-18 12:14:09

Ben loves almost anything his daddy loves. This includes mommy and motorcycles, but not the family pets. Why?

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