Year: 2015

Will Spotify start selling access to individual albums?

Spotify is supposedly testing subscription-only tracks (via Engadget). When I first saw this reported on Anthony Notes, he used an image of redemption cards. I initially thought Spotify was going to be offering some sort of redemption code via cards. Imagine if you can get access to a particular song if you have the redemption …

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Feedly is my number one source for inspiration online.

Why does this RSS reader beat out the likes of Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram? Read my blog post, Where I find my inspiration online. A summary of the points: Facebook: too noisy, doesn’t show you everything from your Pages Instagram: too noisy, too slow (scroll, scroll, scroll through images) Twitter: not quite the visual medium yet …

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Auto-generating a list of authors whose articles you found interesting

Over the course of a year, you probably end up reading hundreds of interesting articles. Even if you read just one interesting article every week day, that’s 240 interesting articles in one year. In this digital age, we mostly ignore who wrote the article. We might even ignore the publication. Whenever I read an interesting …

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Pulling five-minute highlights from a 60-minute podcast

Imagine a service where podcast listeners can select five-minute highlights from podcasts. I would very much subscribe to people’s highlight clips. In most cases sixty minutes in one podcast episode is way too long. Lots of chatter, but what are the best parts? Podcasts that are 10 minutes long are my sweet spot. Focused. To …

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What was I going to google?

Google, the mind reader. Ever forget what you are doing at the moment and you turn to Google to tell you what you were just doing? “What was I just doing?” results in about 197,000 results. “What was I just thinking?” gives about 295,000 results. Most valuable of them all is when you want to google something, but …

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Evernote to search the contents of your items in storage

Evernote can hold so many things. Blog drafts, photos of notes, articles. It’s amazing archival service that is searchable. It even searches for text in your photos! Today I was looking for a blog draft about my notepad setup, I headed over to Evernote and searched for “notepad.” Certainly enough the notepad blog post came …

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Extend the max character length for Twitter usernames

The longest a twitter username can be is 15 characters.  Sure, it’s nice to have a short name, but sometimes you need just a few more characters. For instance, I own the domain christiannotebook.com. I cannot reserve @christiannotebook because that is 17 characters. I work at a company called Tribune Content Agency. When we set …

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