Mashup Podcasting

On the way into work this morning, I listened to the podcast for the first time. All I can say is WOW. Mashups are really getting amazing.

Jungle brothers mixed with Ray Charles, Gorillaz w/ some Brit rapper I can’t remember, this is seriously good shit. Extremely well produced.

I guess, the thing is, if you’ve got someone sifting through the mashups, only playing you the best ones, you end up with the cream of the crop.

Oh, and I found out something interesting. Dangermouse, the guy who made the Beatles/Jay-Z mashup, The Grey Album, is the producer for the newest Gorillaz album, which I’ve been listening to. It’s decent — I don’t think it’s as good as their first album, but it’s pretty good.

All powerful email client of the future incorporating current memes

Ok, big enough title? Simple idea.

I think it would be interesting for there to be an emai -> todo list convergence app, with the following features.

  1. Let all email be tagged both automatically (text scan) and by hand
  2. Allow easy manual tagging (possibly w/ tree-based tag finding)
  3. Allow filters that will automatically tag mail based on features of the mail (from an individual, from a mailing list, with a subject line, etc.
  4. Allow ‘views’ of mail to be created that shows mail based on how the mail is tagged
  5. Allow todo items to be created easily from mail
  6. Allow tags to be associated w/ todo lists and todo list items

Obligatory Star Wars post

So I saw Episode 3 today, and, personally, I wasn’t disappointed. I think they did a pretty good job w/ the story they had to tell. I think the biggest problem with ep 1-3 is that the basic STORY isn’t as good. The original movies were an epic battle, underdog vs. big empire. It made really good storytelling.

Episodes 1-3 are basically the “back story” — Of course, ep 1 and 2 could have been better movies, but I think Ep 3 was about as good as I could have hoped for.

I think the effects were great, I loved General Grievous’s 4 light sabre trick, I loved the wookies, the space dogfighting scenes, the epic large cruiser combat, etc.

I don’t know why Grievous had a beating heart — what was up with that? And why was he always coughing? And what the hell was the 30 second add-on at the end about Obi-wan talking to Qui-gon? WTF? Why throw that in unless they’re going to use that in the TV series, of which Lucas has apparently signed a deal for two of.

Oh, and the biggest problem with the whole star wars franchise is that George Lucas was going for more of a “Pulp Sci Fi” feel, which people don’t get. Most people saw it as kids and liked it, now they don’t 25 years later. of course it’s kinda corny at times, that’s just how it is.

I wish I had time to play some more MMORPGs, It’s be cool to play some Star Wars Galaxies about now.

Dive into Greasemonkey

I’ve been interested in Greasemonkey, a plugin for firefox that lets you customize webpages as you view them. That’s right, it lets you change a webpage or pages on the client, without the server having the slightest clue.

Anyway, I’ve been wanting to learn more about how it works, so when I ran across Dive Into Greasemonkey, I thought, “hey, cool”

So i’m off reading this crap about greasemonkey, now. What will i figure out first, Greasemonkey or Dojo/Ajax?

Ugh. I am too compelled to figure this shit out.