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Recycled: iTunes, iPod, iPhone.. iChoose?

Original post date: 2008-07-05

Recycled for Recycle A Blog Post Day

Something just occurred to me this evening and it has to do with software companies and the monopoly ‘lock in’ tactics that some use.  Microsoft was pulled up over forcing Internet Explorer on people in XP many moons ago now and I’m sure we’re all completely happy with how it eventually turned out, most of us use Firefox and Windows now recognises something called a ‘default browser’.

Fast forward a few years and we’ve seen Apple since day one, ram iTunes down the throat of every ipod owner in the world. This was understandable, after all it’s a portable music player and it only ran on OSX to start with, so it’s ok to force a music player that’s already installed on the operating system along with the device to provide sync support, in fact it totally makes sense.  That is until they released on windows and iTunes wasn’t that great, also for years we’ve all been using Winamp or Windows Media Player and have no desire to switch to iTunes.

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iTunes Affiliate Link Maker WordPress Plugin

Got a worpdress blog? do you link to the iTunes Store with or without an affiliate program? this plugins for you!

The plugin adds an itunes button to the visual editor which when clicked brings forward a dialog containing a search for the iTunes store link maker.

After searching, clicking on any link will ask for a title for the link and insert it into the content editor. The link also enables the ability to directly link to albums, something the standard link generator does not normally do.

Enough gaff, if you want it, it’s here.  It’ll be on wordpress.org soon enough.

iTunes, iPod, iPhone.. iChoose?

Something just occurred to me this evening and it has to do with software companies and the monopoly ‘lock in’ tactics that some use.  Microsoft was pulled up over forcing Internet Explorer on people in XP many moons ago now and I’m sure we’re all completely happy with how it eventually turned out, most of us use Firefox and Windows now recognises something called a ‘default browser’.

Fast forward a few years and we’ve seen Apple since day one, ram iTunes down the throat of every ipod owner in the world. This was understandable, after all Continue reading

Flickr Photo Gallery Widget for K2 Sidebar Module

I wanted to use K2 Sidebar Module(K2SBM) instead of WordPress Widgets, now that’s fine because K2SBM has support for WordPress Widgets. However, as much as i tried i couldn’t get the Flickr Photo Widget from Silaspartners Flickr Photo Gallery to work, i think it has something to do with K2SBM not recognising the options stuff. Continue reading

Gypsy Buff Bars (works w/Before The Storm)

I was always a fan of Gypsy Buff Bars, so since Roggz had brought the Shell and Unit Bars over, i decided to make the small changes necessary to bring Buff Bars over (just because i wanted them that badly). I noticed a bit of a call out on the forms for them.. soo here they are. Roggz, feel free to pick them up and put them with your things on Wowinterface,Curse,etc.

Please note: i havent tested this yet on its own without Gypsy Shell.

Gypsy Buff Bar (Before The Storm)

JXDatePicker with Time Support..kinda

After reading alot of people battling with the time and JXDatePicker and also facing the challenge myself, i decided to battle JXDatePicker and convert it to handle a JSpinner instead of the JFormattedTextField.

Ok, i’ll level with you, currently.. i did a pretty bad job of this, but i’ll deffinately be proceeding with this further. This was kind of a proof of concept that it could be done this way easily, as i’d been thinking about it for a few days. Yeah i was even so lazy i just quickly built swingx, set the main class as the JXDatePicker and made it webstart for a quick demo.

Future Pinball

WOW! I stumbled across this via another website. If you’re into pinball then this game looks great, not only can you play a variety of pinball tables, but you can create your own in the editor.

Now.. i know you think this sounds kind of corny, (ohh wow u can create ur own table) but damn when you see the tables, you wont be thinking its so corny anymore. It’s free, donations welcomes, it’s Australian made.. what else do you need me to tell you?

http://www.futurepinball.com/