Friday, July 31, 2009

Create text-to-speech podcast from your blog

Turn readers into listeners, and transform your blog into a high quality, ad-supporting broadcast that can vastly expand your audience reach!

* Automatic podcast generation

* “Near-human” quality text-to-speech

* Listen Button feature deployed in next to no time for WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, BlogEngine.NET and Terapad platforms

* Detailed download statistics * Make money from embedded ads
Create text-to-speech (TTS) podcast from RSS feed for iPod, iPhone, MP3 player and mobile phone
Add your blog and it lets you create a podcast that reads each post from the site and adds an rss podcast feed to subscribe to.

I was able to do this with my personal blog but there was one post we had here at "Your Daily" of a video we posted that had a french word in the title and it said our blog wasn't in English. So it won't let us set it up.
Trying to fix that but a great idea. I really like it.
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KDE's new Plasma netbook interface shines in small places

KDE's new Plasma netbook interface shines in small places
The KDE netbook project is still in the early prototype stage and will not be ready for the upcoming KDE 4.3 release. Lead Plasma developer Aaron Seigo has listed it in the roadmap for KDE 4.4, which means it could be ready for users in January.

The prototype is an intriguing real-world demonstration of Plasma's versatility and the strength of KDE's architecture. It's also a good example of how creativity and innovation can move Linux beyond traditional desktop paradigms and make it shine in small spaces.
KDE's new Plasma netbook interface shines in small places - Ars Technica

I've been wondering when this was going to happen. I have been stuck using gnome on my netbook for too long. Although from the sound of it I still have a long wait ahead.
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Opentape - a free way to make and host your own web mixtape

What is it?
Opentape is a free, open-source package that lets you make and host your own mixtapes on the web.

Upload songs (via web or FTP), reorder, rename, customize the style, and share what you like on other sites with an embeddable player.

Sharing your musical taste on the web should be fun and easy. We believe there is no reason it has to stop with the shutdown of a single site, so we've created a free tool to make this possible.

Opentape's creation and design are inspired by Muxtape's success and sleek interface. We were disappointed with its untimely shutdown and wanted the web mixtape movement to continue.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Most Expensive Paper Money Ever Sold: Grand Watermelon

grand watermelon paper bill: most expensive paper money
The Most Expensive Paper Money ever sold at auction was 2006 sale of a "Grand Watermelon" one thousand $1,000 bill, only one of two existing printed in 1890.
Grand Watermelon 1,000 dollar bill was sold for $2,225,000 dollars and became the most expensive paper money ever sold. It was sold from a private collector to another private collector.
Most Expensive Paper Money Ever Sold: Grand Watermelon
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Handerpants™ - Underpants for your hands!

Are you really naked under those gloves? For Pete's sake, put on some Handerpants! These 95% cotton, 5% spandex, fingerless gloves have the look and feel of men's briefs. Slip them on underneath your gloves for extra warmth and protection from chafing! Wear them on their own as a vaguely inappropriate fashion statement! Hundreds of uses! Fits most adult hands.
Handerpants™ - Underpants for your hands! - Archie McPhee
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Post-it Note Stories

Post-it Note Stories: Latest post
Stories illustrated on little yellow Post-It Notes in beautiful black Sharpie by Arthur Jones.
Post-it Note Stories
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Woman changes name to

Woman changes name to - UK, News - The Independent:
"A woman from Manchester has become the first person to change her name by Deed Poll to a web domain, according to the Legal Deed Service.

Twenty-four-year-old Claire Forshaw changed her name to earlier this week. She had previously been put off changing her name by her boyfriend, 23-year-old Robert Morris, who had tried to dissuade her by claiming it would cost hundreds of pounds.

“I knew that if ever I got the chance I would change [my name] to a web domain, to hopefully become the first. My boyfriend has always told me it cost hundreds of pounds to do, so I just forgot about it,” she told press, adding:

“When I realised it actually cost as little as £10 my boyfriend said that was ideal for me because I am mad on rainbows!”"

Friday, July 17, 2009

Film buffs community « Filmaster is a new social network for movie fans featuring personalized content and recommendations. And all that free as in beer and as in speech. Filmaster allows you to run your own movie blog in a great domain like, rate movies and talk about movies with people whose opinions you care about.

Filmaster is niche by design. We're not even thinking of competing with huge sites like IMDB or RottenTomatoes in terms of number of movies, trailers and pageviews. We're also not going against Flixter -- a MySpace for movies. We chose the hard way. We're creating a place for real movie freaks -- people for who film is not just entertainment. And we want to make Filmaster a place on the web to discuss good movies with people who know what they're talking about.

Film buffs community «
An open source movie review community site with some great features and I like the interface style. Since my wife runs a theater I think this is something Dexter and I should probably get active on :)

You can follow it's creator Borys Musielakon too.
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Google Notebook might be closed but Yahoo! Search Pad just opened.
Search Pad (BETA)
Search Pad is a note-taking application that automatically tracks and organizes sites you find on Yahoo! Search to help you complete important tasks such as buying a car or planning a trip. Find out more here.
Search Pad (BETA)

I am/was a huge fan of Google Notebook. This seems to be the same concept without the browser plugin. It revolves mainly around bookmarking, which was what Google seemed to claim as the downfall of their version.
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SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around

Internet Explorer 6 About dialog
IE6 needs YOUR help
These days we are inundated with bloated web browsers that overcomplicate our lives. However, there is one eminent exception: IE6.
It has been around since 2001 and is still one of the most powerful and versatile browsers available.
SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around
Ok. I'll admit, at first I thought this site was for real. But then for the heck of it I tried to follow the download instructions. :)
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis Project

Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis — Kickstarter: "What would the pioneers of jazz sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga? For years, I've wondered what 'chiptune jazz' would sound like, but there are only a tiny handful of jazz covers ever made."

This project needed a goal of $2,000 to to be given the green light and after 15 days has already exceeded $6000

Online Street Art Magazine

Very Nearly Almost is a great website that documents interesting and cool imagery of found and submitted street art.
Documenting Street Art


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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Google + Microsoft = Chrome?

Google Microsoft = Chrome?, by Federico Fieni aka FF2D on
This had never occurred to me before.
I believe it's also like a Pokemon ball and he has Tux the Linux penguin trapped inside to do his bidding.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lunch Bag Art

Lunch Bag Art:

"George: “Who…are you?”

Marty: “Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!”"

A cool tumble blog of artwork made for this guys kids lunches.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Google in 2006 claimed creating it's own distro "would be kind of dumb"

Your Daily...: Google at work on desktop Linux: "Google at work on desktop Linux

Back in 2006 it was rumored that Google was planning to release an OS but the response to this was they use it internally and would never release it.

The news went like this:
Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu, but declined to supply further details, including what the project is for.

Google at work on desktop Linux
Google only uses it on the premises
'It's awesome, but we're not going to be releasing it. Unless you work here it wouldn't work anyway. If you haven't tried ubuntu, you should, I have the regular one running on my laptop and it really is fantastic.'
Google Working on Desktop Linux"

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Google Unveils a PC Operating System

In a post on its company blog, Google said the operating system would initially be aimed at netbooks, the compact, low-cost computers that have turned the PC world on its head. It said the open-source software, called Chrome OS, would be available in the second half of next year.

“Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS,” the blog post said. “We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the Web in a few seconds.”

Google has already developed an operating system for mobile phones, called Android. And several manufacturers of netbooks are also using that software.

Google has long promoted a vision of computing in which applications delivered over the Web play an increasingly central role, replacing software that runs on the desktop. In that world, applications run directly inside an Internet browser, rather than atop an operating system, the traditional software that controls most of the operations of a PC.
Google Unveils a PC Operating System -
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About licenses, photos and online mobs

About licenses, photos and online mobs
Over the past day there’s been a little “crisis” going on over at FriendFeed. Let me introduce the contenders first:
* Kol Tregaskes, who liked a photo on DeviantArt which made it to his FriendFeed account (on June 19th!) via
* “velonka”, the photographer of that photo and model in that photo who noticed the image on July 6th
* The picture on DeviantArt, originally marked as Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 LicenseNow, after a few weeks of no action at all, the photographer noticed the photo on FriendFeed and didn’t wait a second to rain down some foul language on Kol:

VerothicA: WHY IS MY PHOTO HERE? are you fucvking retarded? remove it now! Its for members ONLY you asshole!!!! – velonka

No, not some nice asking to take it down or – what my approach would have been – saying thanks for sharing. Full throttle from a stand still which shortly thereafter got her some flack from other commenters. And rightly so.

Only after various posts the lady apparently notices that her photo was posted as Creative Commons and removes that licensing. Of course, too little too late. Starting a conversation like she did, you are just asking for trouble. I’m wondering whether she is writing the people at Google, Microsoft and Yahoo letters in the same language because the photo is showing up there too.
About licenses, photos and online mobs |
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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Your Daily - Weekend Roundup Show for July 5, 2009

A show about the articles of interest I find on the internet during the week and post at At the end of the week I try to tell my son about these articles in this show.


[Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0]
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

40 Free High Quality Hand-drawn Fonts

40 Free High Quality Hand-drawn Fonts | Graphics:

"Unlike the serif font family, these hand drawn fonts looked less serious but they tend to give and convey strong human touch wherever they are applied."

A bicycle love story.

A bicycle love story. on Vimeo

A bicycle love story. from Grandchildren on Vimeo.
The film made in two days.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Amplify Your Speakerphone with a Cereal Bowl

Lifehacker - Amplify Your Speakerphone with a Cereal Bowl - Clever Uses: "Sometimes the volume on your cellphone's speaker just isn't loud or clear enough. What can you do without a soldering iron or third-party add-on? Turn a breakfast utensil into a makeshift amplifier."

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