Snake River zinc increase linked to global warming « Summit County Citizens Voice
McKnight, also a fellow of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, said there are nearly 2,000 miles of waterways in Colorado affected by acid rock drainage.
Update 12:40pm – Response to Rick Thompson’s review of Dr. Carello’s 2010 report: Effects of summer gondola operation in Cucumber Gulch, Breckenridge, Colorado.
DJinFrisco 2010 – September Edition
The XX – Islands – 2:41
The Mary Onettes – Puzzles – 4:31
Phoenix – 1901 – 3:13
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition – 3:54
Nickodemus – Sun Children – 4:16
Balkan Beat Box – Adir Adirim (Nickodemus Remix) – 5:23
Ancient Astronauts – Everybody – 4:51
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age – 3:50
U2 – Magnificent – 5:24
White Lies – E.S.T. – 5:02
Silversun Pickups – Growing Old Is Getting Old – 5:54
Say Hi – November Was White, December Was Grey – 3:04
Cassian – The Fuck Song – 3:40
DJinFrisco – 2010 – July Edition – Chillax
This months playlist is my first in a long time.
Social networking hit the music space a few years ago. Blip.fm & Last.fm are two ventures that have tried to address the difficulties around the social sharing of music. The problem is that DRM gets in the way. The song libraries are limited, finding quality links that work is even more spotty.
I find much of what I listen to from music blogs. They have become one of the primary ways that I discover new music. They are also a perfect medium to share music with others. However, I’m not an expert on music, more of a connoisseur, and while I don’t feel qualified to start a music blog I still want to share tunes I like with others.
So I’m going to get back to using opentape and try to keep it up once a month. Going forward, I’ll share a few songs each month. Some times I’ll try to organize them into a theme. Just trying to have a little fun, share some tunes, & get a little feedback from others about what they like. Maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll discover some new stuff through this effort, so please share your thoughts in the comments.
~ Cheers – JB
- Storm Across The Sea Chuck Prophet 2002
- Another Noon Jon Roy 2008
- Giving Up One Eskimo
- Kim & Jessie M83 2008
- Ecstasy JJ 2009
- House Of Cards Radiohead 2008
- Three Seed Silversun Pickups 2006
- Mirror Supreme Beings Of Leisure 2008
- The State Of The Union Thievery Corporation 2002
- B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth) GZA 1995
- Take Five [Live] Rodrigo Y Gabriela 2008
- B Minor (From “Elm Street”) Lanterna 2008
A few thoughts on Folders for iOS4
I’ve been using an iPhone since the days of the 1G. During that span, I’ve tried hundreds of apps. Prior to iOS4 it wasn’t practical nor possible to install every app on the device at one time.
The only way to get any sort of organization on an iPhone was to jailbreak the phone and install an app called Categories. This app was extremely popular as it gave users the ability to organize the phone and drop apps inside top-level category folders. This made it possible to consolidate eight pages of apps into one page of folder icons.
However, Categories also made the phone unstable. Some apps, like the camera app, didn’t behave if placed inside a folder. If the phone was restored while Categories was enabled, any app that had been assigned to a category wouldn’t show up after the restore. It wasn’t fun. It was a giant pain in the ass.
Having had access to iOS4 for a few months, I’ve had time to evaluate and experience the discovery & joy of it’s newest features. One of the most significant UI upgrades is folders. Like most software features that Apple develops, it took awhile but the finished product works brilliantly.
Dragging apps in and out of the folder with one finger is easy and intuitive. To get started, Apple lends a hand by suggesting folder titles for apps with similar genres. Folders can be created on the phone and in iTunes but I’d recommend using iTunes to complete the initial organization of your apps as it’s much easier to move them where you want, via the desktop.
Locating obscure apps will be a breeze compared to what previously existed before iOS4. In addition, since similar apps can now be grouped, evaluation and comparison among them becomes easier. I’ve already winnowed a dozen apps from iTunes that I no longer want or feel I need.
With respect to folders, one advantage **jailbreaking** still offers is the option to customize the folder icon. Apple’s icon displays smaller versions of the apps within a folder. Unless the new glass on the iPhone 4 dramatically livens up those tiny icons, I’d rather have the option to choose icons that visually enhance the user experience. Meaning, I’ll probably explore jailbreaking again when George Hotz & friends release their latest exploit.
** jailbreaking is not available for iOS4…..yet