Just downloaded Google’s new browser, Chrome. Â Wow. Â Super fast. Â I can’t even type fast enough to keep up. Â The only review I can give right now is “fast”. Â Hopefully I’ll get some time later to give it a more thorough test drive. Â Check back for updates.
Really Cool Undercurrent
There’s an event going on today that I think has a lot of potential for the area…CoworkingKnoxville.Â Here’s the idea:
We’re a group of free-lancers, Web programmers, self-employed professionals, self-unemployed entrepreneurs, and various independent types who meet once every week in West Knoxville.
Throw me into the self-unemployed entrepreneurs and web programmer categories.Â I think there is a lot of talent in the area, and getting together to share ideas and resources is just what we need.Â I also like the idea that this is only semi-organized.Â If you’ve ever been to Panera in West Knoxville during regular office hours you know that people are already doing this, just not introducing themselves to one another.Â But the same folks are there all the time.
If you’re local and interested, stop by.
Pandora Online Radio–It Rocks
It’s free. No really, it’s completely free.
I’ve been using Pandora internet radio for a couple of weeks now. I hesitated to mention it here because I was afraid that by “free” they meant “free to register” or “free for a little while.” Nope–it’s seriously free. It’s good too, and has one of the coolest interfaces I’ve seen on the web.
Not only do they allow you to set up your own stations that you can listen to from anywhere, but by telling Pandora what you like and dislike it also finds new music for you that it thinks you’ll dig. So far it’s been dead on for me as far as suggestions, and I’ve found some cool new music.
Pandora allows you to purchase music straight through Amazon or iTunes. That’s where they make their money, which I guess is how they are able to offer the service for free.