Sunday, May 27, 2007

Odds and Ends, Sun 27 May 2007

1. Interview: Will Friedwald, Owner Of The World's Largest iTunes

That's a very long url, so if your email program mangles it, try this
tinied version:

The stats:
849 GB ~ 172,150 songs ~ 809.2 days ~ 2,935 artists ~ 11,561 albums

2. "Pensa" by Fabrizio Moro

This song won the Youth prizes (popular and critical) at the recent
Sanremo Song Festival (think slightly more upmarket Eurovision for
Italian songs only).  I don't normally like the songs at the festival
- I watch for other reasons.  But this one struck me as a particularly
good song with poignant lyrics.  Definitely a song I hope to add to
my iTunes collection.

3. What's in a Name?

"(An abundance of terms, abbreviations and names... all messed up)"

Some quotes from the orator of the Free World, e.g.
"Information is moving -- you know, nightly news is one way, of course,
 but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets"

The site has lots of other funny stuff:

4. Bill Gates and DONKEY.BAS

Proof that Microsoft always wanted to be a Games company?

5. "Email addicts get 12-step program"

"Developed for cases such as a golfer who checked his BlackBerry after
 every shot, and lost a potential client who wanted nothing to do with
 his obsession, Marsha Egan's plan taps into deepening concern that
 email misuse can cost businesses millions of dollars in lost."

6. "Department of Justice report: FBI unable to properly track 51 lost

"Auditors from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported this week
 that during a 44-month period ending in September 2005, the FBI lost
 61 laptops containing either sensitive information or information the
 FBI was unable to confirm as sensitive."