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SaveNetRadio – sign the petition

April 17, 2007

Streaming radio is under threat, as I was previously DJ’ing on freeradiosf, I think this is important. please sign the petition

Article on Pandora blog.

Hi, it’s Tim from Pandora,

I’m writing today to ask for your help. The survival of Pandora and all of Internet radio is in jeopardy because of a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, DC to almost triple the licensing fees for Internet radio sites like Pandora. The new royalty rates are irrationally high, more than four times what satellite radio pays, and broadcast radio doesn’t pay these at all. Left unchanged, these new royalties will kill every Internet radio site, including Pandora.

In response to these new and unfair fees, we have formed the SaveNetRadio Coalition, a group that includes listeners, artists, labels and webcasters. I hope that you will consider joining us.

Please sign our petition urging your Congressional representative to act to save Internet radio: it’s here

Please feel free to forward this link/email to your friends – the more petitioners we can get, the better.

Understand that we are fully supportive of paying royalties to the artists whose music we play, and have done so since our inception. As a former touring musician myself, I’m no stranger to the challenges facing working musicians. The issue we have with the recent ruling is that it puts the cost o streaming far out of the range of ANY webcaster’s business potential.

I hope you’ll take just a few minutes to sign our petition – it WILL make a difference. As a young industry, we do not have the lobbying power of the RIAA. You, our listeners, are by far our biggest and most influential allies.

As always, and now more than ever, thank you for your support.

-Tim Westergren
(Pandora founder)


Rocket Maaaaan

March 14, 2007

The genius of Shatner.

The genius of Stewie.


March 14, 2007

when you’re smiling the whole world smiles too…

and more

Best Firefox Blogging Extension – Part Deux!

November 3, 2006

Thought I would post an update on the excellent ‘Performancing for Firefox’.

Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor for WordPress, MovableType or Blogger blogs that sits right within Firefox

* Works with all major blog software
* Easy WYSIWYG Editing
* Trackback, Technorati and support

As I have been using the tool for about a month or so, and have got used to using it. I remain very happy with it.

It works pretty much as advertised and makes blogging almost effortless.

the pros…

  • EASY to use. – no really! piece of cake.
  • It’s always there. the little editor icon sits on the status bar and tempts you to blog at the merest provocation.
  • Free (as in beer)

the cons…

  • no undo if you accidently overwrite your blog post with a note

so It heartily recommend it. get it here

More Making URL Image Thumbnails

October 17, 2006

Another service has appeared to produce webpage thumbs, You know the drill… simply add an image tag using this format for the src attribute

src = “”

replace the MYURL with the URL of the page you want the thumbnail for and Websnapr does magic needed.

WebSnapr lets you capture screenshots of (almost) any web page. Let your visitors to instantly visualize any web page before clicking. Increase site traffic, click-through rate and site stickiness.

They also have a neato preview bubble with the addition of some ajaxy/dhtml scripting.