Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Everyone has doubtless seen this already, but it is quite a good idea anyway, so consider it given the dubious distinction of my seal of approval, even if I don't think the categories don't really capture the content of what I am kind of trying to do here particularly well. I'll probably totally forget about it by the end of next week though, so. That is a problem with these sorts of things, as Chris of Qwghlm points out: anything which relies on you actually doing stuff, stuff that's basically not very interesting, struggles, because unless doing that stuff can be tied to doing something you actually want to do, not enough people are going to bother to make it work. Last.fm, for example, is excellent, since all you have to do is upload your recently played list, yet even that works only reasonably well for me, because I don't bother updating my IPod that often, and so the record it keeps of what I've listened to isn't totally accurate. Also, it'd be preferable if I didn't have to listen to the various Radio stations through the crappy speakers on my laptop, as well. Still, I shouldn't carp: both Last.fm and BlogCode are basically really good ideas, and far cleverer than anything I've ever come up with, so, kudos.