Archive for December 2008

#2: For fans of Mr. Rogers, Ernest Shackleton, and music.

December 23, 2008

First we have a video. For those who have never seen Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, I’m sorry about your childhood. Oh, and there’s plenty of clips on YouTube for context.

Next, a couple comics:

  • A recent iteration of garfield minus garfield. It’s one of my favorite ones, check it out.
  • A comic featuring the disembodied heads of Ernest Shackleton, Pythagoras, and Charles Darwin planning to rescue the disembodied head of Amelia Earhart, who got lost in the Bermuda Triangle again.

And finally, for the music fans.  I found something amazing. I’m sure you all know about Pandora already. If you don’t, you must be new to the Internet? It’s free web radio that can create custom stations based on a submitted track/artist name, and plays music you may not have heard based on how you rate them. Many of you may have also heard of Last.fm, a music-oriented community that, with a compatible player, can display the tracks you’ve listened to lately, and allows you to meet people with similar (or different) musical tastes.

Well, I found a site that combines the awesomeness of both.

Enjoy.

(Of course you’ll need an account on both sites. Both are free.)

Following this blog using the RSS

December 2, 2008

If you’re like me, you may want to follow updates on a site without having to check it so often. One great way of doing this is to make use of an RSS feed, if the site has one (which this blog does). The feed will notify you of every update I make. Here’s how to subscribe to it.128px-feed-iconsvg

If you’re using Internet Explorer 7, you can subscribe to the feed using the Feeds toolbar button. If you don’t see something that looks like the orange icon on the right, you can right-click on the toolbar and go to “Customize Command Bar” > “Add or Remove Commands…” and add the Feeds button. Once you’ve done this, if you’re viewing this blog, you can click the dropdown arrow of the button and then click “YAOMTC’s Latest RSS Feed”. (This will change when I give this blog a better name.) You can then subscribe to the feed.

If you’re using Firefox, you can simply click on the same icon on the right end of the location bar and subscribe that way. It even allows you to choose the method you’ll use to subscribe to it. I personally prefer Google Reader.

And that’s that. Comment if you have any questions!