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…Ze Frank wants you to chillout?


Ze Frank received an email from a woman named Laura who had recently moved to a new city for a new job. Laura was overwhelmed with anxiety, and asked Ze to write her a song to help her calm down.

After a bit of back and forth (which Ze published on his site, and I recommend you read) the song Chillout was born, and it’s now available for download for anyone that needs a song to relax to.

[Ze Frank – Chillout]

…Times turns your RSS into a newspaper?


Times is “a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard”.

    By rethinking the way you read news, we’ve created the best possible news experience straight from the ground up.

Instead of treating your RSS feeds like emails, Times is designed to present them like a newspaper, with headlines and photos from a variety of sources to guide your way.

Times LogoLike a newspaper, Times allows you to separate feeds into their own areas, create pages for different subjects, and more.

Times also shows the entire article within the program, and formats them all the same for easy reading.

Ready to give RSS a try, but aren’t quite ready to give up your newspaper just yet?

Then Times just might be the perfect solution.


…It’s TGI Friday: I Heart T-Shirts?

I Heart T-Shirts

Want to win a free t-shirt? Then read on:

If you read DYH with any kind of regularity, then you’ve probably noticed that I’m a huge t-shirt fanatic. I own and wear far too many of them, but I can never get enough. I’m always on the lookout for new and unique shirts, and often when I find them, I post about them here.

However, I’ve wanted to start a separate t-shirt blog for quite some time now, so I’ve decided to do a little experiment to see if I can use Facebook to do it.

Thus, I’ve started a page on Facebook called “I Heart T-Shirts”, and I’m going to use it as a sort of mini-blog, posting about the latest t-shirt designs that I find and fall in love with.

If you’ve got a Facebook account, head on over to the page and check it out.

There, I’ve gathered up links to some of my favorite t-shirt stores, blogs and coupon codes, and I’m also going to be using the “Posted Items” area as a mini blog where I’ll share links to some of the newest and coolest designs out there.

To get this up and running though, it would be great to have people become fans of the page, which is why I’m going to be doing a giveaway on Sunday, May 11 to one random (and lucky) fan.

To enter, just go to the I Heart T-Shirts page and click “Become A Fan”. Then, on Sunday, I’ll select one fan at random from those that have signed up and I’ll send them a $25 Threadless Gift Certificate.

Since this is an experiment, I encourage you to contact me with any comments , questions or suggestions that you have about the page. Feel free to either email me here, or send me a message through the Facebook system.

Also, since Facebook is a community-based site after all, feel free to share photos, and videos of you and your favorite t-shirt designs on the page. Plus, if you can tell any of your t-shirt loving friends about the page, I would greatly appreciate it.

(Lastly, if you haven’t already, check out the DidntYouHear.com Page on Facebook!)

See you there!

[Facebook – I Heart T-Shirts]

…Mozy is safe, simple and secure online backup?


If you’re looking to backup the most important files on your Mac in a safe, simple and secure way, then check out Mozy, a new automatic online backup system.

In addition to being safe, simple and secure, if you can keep your use to less than 2 GB of total space, then Mozy is free, with no setup fees, credit cards, monthly payments or expirations.

Features include:

  • Open/locked file support: Mozy will back up your documents whether they’re open or closed.
  • 128-bit SSL encryption: The same technology used by banks secures your data during the backup process.
  • 448-bit Blowfish encryption: Secures your files while in storage, providing peace of mind that your private data is safe from hackers.
  • Automatic: Schedule the times to back up and MozyHome does the rest.
  • New and changed file detection: MozyHome finds and saves the smallest changes.
  • Backs up Outlook files: Disaster-proof email protection.
  • Block-level incremental backup: After the initial backup, MozyHome only backs up files that have been added or changed, making subsequent backups lightning fast.

As someone who has lost important files before, I can’t help but sing the praises of a backup solution. Plus, with an online backup solution like Mozy, your files are stored in a safe, external location, keeping them safe even if your computer ever happens to be in a fire or other natural disaster.


…DYH is back?

I fought the server and the…server won; I fought the server and the…server won.

Google ServerUnfortunately, due to a “problem with the DNS records for didntyouhear.com” this site has been down for the past four days, and anyone who visited (myself included) was handed little more than a 500 Error page.

In addition to the site going down, this DNS error also knocked out my email server, so for everyone who sent me a kind (and much appreciated) email to let me know that the site was down, I want to say thanks, and let you know that your message just came though, so I apologize for my delayed response.

The good news is that the error is now fixed, and Didn’t You Hear will be returning with full force (and then some) on Monday; so if you’ve lost all hope, then please come back on Monday for a reminder of why you started to visit DYH in the first place.

    For any of you with blogs of your own out there, just remember: Backups are your friend. I try to backup as frequently as possible, but I still don’t do it enough, and all I could think of during this issue was, “Man, what if this error manages to clean out my site’s data as well”.

    Thankfully it didn’t, but the potential was definitely there, so remember: Backup, Backup, Backup.

[Photo Via: jurvetson]