Sell Your Music on iTunes and Rhapsody with TuneCore

TuneCore is a new music distribution service that allows any artist to sell their music on iTunes or Rhaposody. What is really great about this is that they don’t take any cut from the sale. (You get 100% of what iTunes or Rhapsody pays out) and you don’t give up any rights or ownership of your music.

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Molly, the Cat

Molly the cat
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Originally uploaded by EvilSpudBoy.

Here is a picture of one of my cats, Molly. She was very small when this was taken–I called her Small-ie. Now that she is much bigger, I still call her Smallie.

Isn’t she cute?

She is a little slow. She was rescued from the streets, and the vet thinks her mother had distemper. Because of this, her motor skills aren’t as well developed as they should be. She doesn’t jump or walk that well. The vet said that since she is an indoor cat, she will be fine.

Sometimes when she jumps down she lands on her head. I think I should get her a helmet like this.

Fairwell, QRIO, I hardly knew you.

Engadget posted a story that Sony is ceasing development of the Aibo and QRIO robots. I’m very dissapointed about this. Sony just recently released Mind 3 for the Aibo. And QRIO’s abilities seemed very impressive also.

You can read about QRIO’s cababilities and watch a demonstration on Sony’s site. I don’t know how long they will keep that page up.

When I first watched that demonstration, I was determined that I would someday own a QRIO, now that will never happen. At least Honda still has the Asimo.

Dell Inspiron and M-Audio Firewire Problem

Not long ago, my homebuilt desktop computer died. This happened around the same time that Cakewalk started shipping Sonar 5. I had pre-ordered the upgrade to Sonar 5 and it when it arrived I was eager to try it out.

Since I had also recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook computer and since it had a built in firewire so that I could connect my M-Audio firewire 1814, I decided to try installing the new Sonar on it until I could get a replacement for my desktop.

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Dammit Jim, I’m a Doctor Not an Auctioneer.

ABC News reports that William Shatner sold his kidney stone to GoldenPalace.com for $25,000. The money is being donated to Habitat for Humanity.

It went to a great charity and all, but ewww.

Evil Spud Boy’s sources say that Shatner was later heard asking, “How much for a couple of Klingons?”

License and Registration, Please…Poopysnotface.

In a recent post, Bruce Schneier writes about the problem of authenticating credentials when it’s not common knowledge how to distinguish fake credentials from real ones. He references a story about a man being pulled over by an officer who turns out to be a fake. And as Bruce states, “There’s no obvious way to solve this.”

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