Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008

iVideoSongs - music lessons by the masters

There is just too much great stuff on the 'net!  It would be easy to spend my life watching, reading, learning, and participating with these sites.

With that said, you'll love this if you're learning how to play a musical instrument.  Video lessons, some by the musicians who originally recorded the songs.

iterasi - snapshotting web pages

I'm curious to see if I find this useful.  The product's not ready yet, but I've signed up to get it when it is.  It's an IE and FireFix plugin that allows you to snapshot the web page you're on (they call it "notarizing") so that you can get back to it later.

Sounds like bookmarking, right?  But it can save the state of the page you're on, whereas bookmarking can't always do that.  An example they demo uses Google Maps.  As you browse different geographic areas in Google Maps, watch the url in your browser.  It doesn't change.  So if you were to bookmark the page,  the bookmark wouldn't take you back to the page as it was when you bookmarked it (yes, I know that Google provides you a way to do that - this is just an example).  But the iterasi plugin will save the page, just as it was when you were looking at it, on their server, allowing you to look at it again at a later time.

Their service will also allow you to schedule automatic, periodic snapshots of pages you choose.  So you could monitor how a page changes over time.

Again, I look forward to seeing if this ends up being useful to me.

Hubdub - predictions of the crowd

If you’re a news junkie, you may find Hubdub interesting. If the site thrives, it will be interesting to see how well the crowd does in its predictions.