MP3 music downloads at eMusicI like the idea of DRM-free music a lot. I truly don’t mind paying for music; I just want to be able to move it to new PCs or listen to it in the car or whatever. eMusic offers this, I signed up for an account this morning. I don’t like their subscription model at all. $9.99 per month for 30 songs is fine in terms of price, but I don’t necessarily want to pay a subscription. Why not adopt the iTunes model and go with $.99 per song? Some months I may not download music, some months I may go over 30 songs.I will update this along with the stuff I am downloading. One of the issues is their catalog is listed at 2,000,000 songs which seems like a lot right up until you cannot download something you reall want. Hopefully the KEXP artists I tend to like are on eMusic.

Tips on What To Do With a Broken iPod – SeekingAlpha

Tips on What To Do With a Broken iPod – SeekingAlphaJust bookmarking this for later since my original Nano died. I need to send it in and get it repaired, I wouldn’t mind an extra device just to leave in the car.

My very own windmill

Skystream 3.7How cool would it be to have your very own windmill? I often think about attaching my bike trainer to a generator of some sort but that simply won’t power a whole lot. But a windmill? That would be completely cool. Of course our house doesn’t get all that much wind but it might get enough to power the house from time to time.As an added bonus it might also keep down the crow population:-)

SAS Christmas Calendar 2006 Day 22: Stockholm

SAS Christmas Calendar 2006

If the ABBA museum was open I’d consider it:-)


cityrag: 50 Greatest Cartoons

cityrag: 50 Greatest Cartoons

Very nifty set of cartoons.

the show with zefrank

the show with zefrank

If you haven’t run across Ze Frank yet, here is a chance to do so. Often the show is just sort of kind of snickering a little over coffee funny. And then bam, you snort the whole cup onto the monitor.This Christmas one caught me, I don’t know why, perhaps because we haven’t had a decent internet connection since the power outage last week and now I am willing to laugh at anything.Note:Having a little trouble with WordPress. For some reason it is showing all of the HTML tags in the rich editor. No idea how that happened and fewer ideas (?) about how to fix it. One of the dangers of adopting a technology I don’t really understand well.

Scandinavian Airlines Day 21: Tallin

Scandinavian Airlines

Why you ask does SAS insist on sending me to the Baltics? I would have had trouble recalling where Tallin is (in fact I still have a 50/50 shot at Estonia or Lithuania here) but Riga came up earlier this month. I don’t want to go anywhere near there at the moment. I also am using a dial-up connection still so there is no way I am waiting for the Wikipedia article to load on Tallin. Needless to say we will not be rushing out and buying these tickets.So with Paris gone and Milan gone, what am I hoping for in the remaining three days? Well one year SAS opened up all of the previous fare-specials on the final day. But since I don’t truly want to go anywhere offered so far that makes it tough. Rome would be a hard one to pass up, as would anywhere in the south of Italy. Barcelona might be tempting as it has to be nicer there this time of year than it is here. The kids might like a trip to the beach.