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…South by Southwest wants to give you free music?

SXSW Music

If you couldn’t make it to South by Southwest (aka #SXSW for the Twitter-ites) but you still want to keep up with all the latest and greatest in the semi-undiscovered music scene, then check out the fully legal, DRM-free, RIA-safe collection of music that’s been released by the festival’s promoters through the torrent world.

The torrent, which is the fifth such collection to be put out on the ‘net, contains more than 6 GB of music, or 1267 MP3s spanning multiple genres and levels of famous-ity.

Granted, not everything is going to match your specific tastes, but there are plenty of songs to try out, so open your mind and be prepared to discover, because you never know what’s going to be the next big thing.

(Just one warning: There are so many songs here that it will probably crush your current collection of music, and if you try to use the random function on your MP3 player ever again, you’ll still end up listening to 10 SXSW songs between every normal song, so be prepared. Not that that’s a bad thing, just don’t expect your best of Michael Jackson collection to string together like it used to ever again.)

[SXSW Collection]

[Via: Torrent Freak]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Overheard.it?

Overheard.it

Overheard.it is a Twitter quote aggregator that gathers together everything and anything that gets tweeted with the word “overheard” at the start, and puts it all in one place for your perusing pleasure.

From the very beginning, Twitter was used as an easy way to share funny quotes that you heard with the world, and Overheard.it wants to make sure those quotes don’t just make it to someone’s immediate followers.

Be warned though, a visit to Overheard.it shows you all of the dumb and/or funny things that are being said around the world at any one moment, and you may quickly loose your taste for humanity.

Prepare to become addicted to eavesdropping.

[Overheard.it]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Muxtape?

Muxtape

Muxtape is “a simple way to create and share mixtapes”.

It’s goal is to bring back the joy of laboring over a mixtape for hours to get everything just right, and does so by only letting you create one mix per account, and limiting your mix to just 12 songs. (Each no larger than 10 megabytes.)

When you’re done, the music is then streamed through your browser, so it’s not exactly a file sharing service, but since the only way Muxtape prevents copyrighted music from being uploaded is with a meek little warning: “By uploading a song you agree that you have permission to let Muxtape use it.” I’m guessing Muxtape is going to be dealing with a few high priced lawyers in its near future.

Regardless, it’s a nice (and simple) service that has some potential to help undiscovered artists get their start, and it relies on the “sharing is caring” motto, so I hope some sort of agreement is made to keep Muxtape around.

[Muxtape]

…You can fix unresponsive scripts?

Firefox Unresponsive Script

Whenever I use my RSS reader (NetNewsWire) to read Digg and then open tabs for the interesting sounding stories in the background in Firefox, I’m always greeted with an “Unresponsive Script” warning.

Fortunately, the error is just a timing issue, and if you’ve been receiving the same error, then the fix is an easy one:

  1. Type about:config into Firefox’s address bar.
  2. Filter down to the value for dom.max_script_run_time.
  3. Change the value to something higher than the default.

Yes, it’s that easy; and you’ll soon have uninterrupted browsing of your favorite social bookmarking site.

[Via: Lifehacker]

…It’s Things Thursday: Puppoose?

Puppoose

The Puppoose is “the most ergonomically designed, natural way to carry your pet. The luxuriously lightweight, soft fabric makes using this carrier a breeze! The Puppoose fits any small dog and any person! Its crocheted design has 4 holes at the base for the pet’s limbs, 4 adjustable straps to adjust the length, a neck cushion for your comfort, and a safety strap to ensure your pet’s security. Its hands-free convenience allows more quality time together!”

If you just read that and thought, “Wow, I’ve been trying to find more ways to spend quality time with my dog!” then maybe the Puppoose is for you, but then again, maybe you should check your sanity fluid at the next stop. I understand wanting to be close to your dog and all, but do these dogs look happy?

Despite my warnings, if this looks like the perfect gift for your furry friend, they’re $80 from Feel The Flo.

[Feel The Flo – Puppoose]

[Via: Design Milk]