MP3 speed

Do you like listening to things, but hate waiting for those slow talkers? Have you tried speeding it up but hate the chipmunk voices, or is the complicated process too time consuming. Then use MP3 Speed.

Thanks to freewaregenius for telling me about it.

I know there are other ways to get a similar effect, but this is really specialized. It’s basically set up, select files, push button, enjoy. It works perfectly. So far anyway.

GetGlue

I signed up for GetGlue. I need some friends on it, so check it out maybe. It’s like Hunch, if you’re familiar, but it’s focused on just media. It has a checkin function, like those location based services, but for what you’re doing. So you can check in and say you’re watching Lost or whatever you kids watch these days and it will connect you with other people interested in that thing. Kinda has a twitter feel if you want it to. It also, of course, gives recommendations based on what you say you like and don’t like. It keeps the recommendations current, and every week recommends stuff from the new batch of media that’s out. And it has neat stickers! My name is geneo on there, if you join, let me know.

Hey party people

I think you guys should know about Hunch.com, so I’m going to write this blog post.

It’s a site that has many facets. The one that jumps out at you when you first get there is an endless stream of questions you can answer about yourself. So, that’s fun, especially if you are one of those quiz takers. Hunch also has those types of quizzes, and various topics to narrow down the questions for a specific purpose. For example, if you wanted to know what book to read next you could go to one of the book topics, answer questions about what you like, and then it will make recommendations for you.

The topics, questions, and results, are all user generated. So, if you are an expert in something that isn’t on the site yet, you can add a whole new topic. Or, if your favorite book isn’t in the list, you can just add it and tell the site what answers would lead to that book.

The site also keeps track of everything you do so it can recommend topics you might be interested in, and tell you of other users that answer similarly to you, and stuff like that. It keeps a giant database of answers and looks for strange correlations. Like 46% of moms who used a fake ID got really muddy as kids. Stuff like that is interesting to me. Plus the topics can be really helpful, if you want to know what TV to buy or whatnot.

Oh, and there are also badges you can get and stuff. Anyway, check it out. My username is geneo if you want to be my friend on there.