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Bookmark This! December 13, 2005 posted by


Goofile. Google based file search service. Music, movies, torrents. Interesting idea, let’s just see how useful it really is, shall we?  Customized Google search, designed especially for finding media on the web. Searches only pages which represent listing of folders’ downloadable content.

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Bookmark This! December 9, 2005 posted by


The Riffs social commentary site. Kind of a cross between Digg and Epinions. Log in and rant or rave about anything you like. Your commentary in turn will be voted on, and so it goes. You know what…I like it. I’m not sure that it adds a *huge* amount of value to my life, but maybe it could develop into a cool kind of product search add-on tool. Anyhoo, check it out and see what you think.

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Bookmark This! December 7, 2005 posted by


Ringbits. The ringtone search engine. What it says on the label. About 1.35 million of the little blighters indexed around the world. Can’t stand ‘em meself. Noisy little things. Harrumph!

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Bookmark This! December 1, 2005 posted by

MP3 Tunes in.

My old boss Michael Robertson of fame has just launched his latest venture, created with the  assistance of that well known rebel coder DVD Jon Johansen. The MP3 Tunes Locker service is an online locker which lets you upload, store and play your music tracks from any Web enabled device. The free service offers upload and stream at 56K quality, the $39.95 a year version gives unlimited storage, sync from device to device and streams at 128K. Nothing new here, perhaps, except…

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Bookmark This! November 30, 2005 posted by

Color design redux.

I really like this Color Scheme Tool for website design. Really easy to use, which makes it a snap to output a quick Web 2.0 pastel design for your new collaborative sharing, community tagging, Ruby powered, AJAX enabled, RSS featured, Open Sourced, Creative Commons licensed, API extensible, Google Mapped, application mega-portal.

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Bookmark This! November 21, 2005 posted by

Passport photo booth.

ePassportPhoto. A free online passport photo generator. Upload, rotate and print. So cool, so cool. [Thanks Tom]  In order to create your free passport photos, you’ll need to take a digital photo. A natural expression, having the full head and a white background is all that needed

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Bookmark This! November 18, 2005 posted by

Flickr? Meet Flash!

FlapiViewer. An online Flikr photo gallery creator which uses Flash to do the business. Great for posting a nice gallery on your weblog or site. Looks quite nice actually. Beta so caveat!

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Bookmark This! November 17, 2005 posted by

Pandora, music friend.

Pandora. No messing, no gimmicks, just a beautifully crafted music recommendation service. Put in your favourite music, they’ll stream stuff they think you’ll like, which you then rate as you go. Ad supported or subscription. It’s gorgeous. No really!  We take your input (artists, songs) and feedback (“I like this”, “I don’t like this”) and use the Music Genome Project to create stations that play songs that are musically similar to what you’ve told us. That’s it; only the music…

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Bookmark This! November 9, 2005 posted by

1000 top web design tools.

Web design tools. You want ‘em? We’ve got ‘em. Here’s the pick of the crop – if you can’t find it here, it don’t exist. Oh no! Web Developer’s Handbook. Unbelievably comprehensive collection of webmeister stuff. CSS References. Massive collection of tutorials; A-Z, beginner to veteran. The Best of the Web. Another absolutely huge collection of web design resources. The Layout Cookbook. 500 great layouts to help create your own customised design. Typography Crash Course. Fabulous round-up of tools for this oh so…

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Bookmark This! November 8, 2005 posted by

Tape it off the Internet.

Tape It Off The Internet. This is what marks out the new Internet from the old, a genuinely useful – albeit somewhat ambitious – service for all. Think global TV guide, which includes collaborative recommendations, BitTorrent listings, tags, feeds et al all wrapped up in a cool community type interface. Hope you can pull it off, guys, because this is cool stuff.  Television, drug of the nation, pacifier par excellence, we love you. Except you never quite have the things we…

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Bookmark This! November 7, 2005 posted by

Open Street Map.

Open Street Map. The free wiki world map. Ambitious project at point zero right now, so don’t expect to see much on the site. But definitely worth watching/supporting, don’t you think?  OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. This is because most maps you might think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from all walks of life…

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Bookmark This! November 3, 2005 posted by


Feedtier. Create RSS feeds for sites that don’t have their own. Worth a look.  FeedTier is a web feeds generator for web pages without an existing syndication format. FeedTier performs content analysis, picks-up the most prominent cluster of hyperlinks and automatically generates RSS web feeds from web pages without existing sydincation options.

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Bookmark This! November 2, 2005 posted by


WebORB. Heh, combine AJAX, Google maps and a chat room and what have you got? A totally funky application where you can see which town folks are chatting from in real time. I’m totally not sure whether this application can scale, or whether it would be useful in a real world environment, but it’s outstanding technology nonetheless. Nice one, guys.  This example demonstrates bi-directional messaging between heterogeneous (Flash and AJAX) clients and WebORB Message Server. The server performs additional processing…

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Bookmark This! November 1, 2005 posted by

The Wikipedia Open Source Software entry.

The Wikipedia Open Source Software List. There’s lots here. Lots. Definitely worth a bookmark if you want to impress at your geeky dinner parties.  This is a list of open-source software packages: Computer software licensed under an open-source license. Software that fits the Free software definition may be more appropriately called free software…

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Bookmark This! October 31, 2005 posted by


Snapzone. Ferrety reader James drops us a line about his new venture and it looks good. Basically a mobile phone online image gallery. Snap, send photo by email, et voila, published for the world to see. Haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but like the simple interface and setup.  SnapZone gives you a simple and easy way to store and share the photos you have on your mobile phone. Just take a snap on your mobile, send it…

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