Archive for April, 2006

Discogs.com – Very cool site.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

When looking up music release information or discographies, I relied on a combination of Amazon.com, Allmusic.com, sometimes Wikipedia and record label or store websites. Now I can add Discogs.com to the list. They rely on user-submitted content and function very similar to IMDB.com. I was impressed, and will look to see if there’s some things that I can contribute.
They’re also local, which I thought was really cool. First I find that CDBaby is based in Portland, now Discogs.com, who knows what else is out there.

Google Calendar for real

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

So far I’m really liking Google Calendar. I was able to import my 2 iCal files into Google Calendar with only a little fuss. After about 10-15 more minutes of exploring, I had it set up as I wanted. I don’t know of a compelling reason to keep the aforementioned Sunbird/WebDAV combo for shared calendars around, as GC is way more slick and there’s less setup mess for me. The only big feature that I’d really like to see soon is some support for Categories or Labels or something similar, but I’d be surprised if it’s very far off.

Resizable Textarea extension for Firefox

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Resizable Textarea 0.1b – It’s a small and unobtrusive extension for Firefox, but when you need it, it’s great. Hover over the bottom or right edges of a textarea to get the cursor change signaling you can drag the edges (or corner). The rest of the page resizes to fit accordingly.
It was a bit hard to find a recent version, but Jeremy Zawodny updated it for Firefox 1.5 and has it available for download.