Tag Archives | Library

…iTunes makes you the world’s best DJ?

iTunes DJ

The iTunes 8.1 update includes a new feature that I think has gone unjustly unnoticed: The new iTunes DJ. Now, in addition to acting as the world’s cheapest Sonos, the iPhone and iTunes combo can help turn you into the world’s best DJ.

The iTunes DJ playlist builder, which is designed to keep the music flowing at any party, allows you to collaboratively build a playlist with any of your friends that have an iPhone and the Remote app installed. With the app, they can log into the iTunes DJ playlist builder, view your library, suggest songs that should be added to the playlist, vote on upcoming songs, and generally help match the music to the mood of a party.

It’s easy to set up, with just a few check boxes and a welcome screen to enable, and once you’re up and running, the music you play will always be what a majority of the party-goers want to hear. (Hopefully…)

How cool is that?

[Apple – iTunes]

…You can be too networked?


If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the constant requirements of the social networking environments, then NOSO is for you. Designed to be a “real-world platform for temporary disengagement”, it lets you create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.

The events, which take place at cafes, parks, libraries, bookstores, and other public spaces, bring together participants whose identities remain unknown to one another. They agree to arrive at an assigned time and remain alone, quiet and un-connected. The events last for 1-30 minutes, and then participants disperse and return to their regular activities.

If shutting down your blogging, vlogging, podcasting, Skyping, texting, IMing, dating, trading, buying and selling self sounds like the perfect getaway, then sign up for the next NOSO, and enter the oasis.


[Via: The Presurfer]

…Tortoises make great footstools?

Tortoise Footstool

This tortoise footstool from the Horchow Home Decorations Catalog is so cool, it makes me wish I had a library to put it in. Sadly, I keep my books in a box.

[Tortoise Footstool]

[Via: Neatorama]