Rainey’s Tidbits

Random pieces of nonsense

Archive for Non-Book Media

New Simon’s Cat episode: Fly Guy


The cat and the bat …

I was very impressed by this cat:

Album Spotter

Here’s an interesting little tool, first spotted on Lifehacker.

Album Spotter allows you to upload your iTunes library in XML format. Then, it will present the latest album for each of your artists. If I had had this sooner, I wouldn’t have missed not one, but two, albums by Jessica Rhaye.

On a completely other topic, have you ever noticed that it’s difficult to type with a cat resting his head on the wrist of your dominant hand?

Edit: it sounds really cool and interesting, but isn’t working for me right now.

Edit: working better now. It occurred to me to wonder if there was a Lifehacker equivalent of slashdotting, but apparently the developer identified a major bug that has since been resolved.

Ones and 0s by Geoff Smith on Vimeo

I saw this video on GeekBrief.tv and thought it was great.

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Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (TV movie)

The new Anne

The "new" Anne

If I ever knew it, I forgot it, but did you know that a new TV movie is being made in the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ franchise? Like the book I mentioned below, it is a prequel focusing on Anne Shirley’s life before arriving at Green Gables.

Is that little redhead not adorable? According to Wikipedia, her name is Hannah Endicott-Douglas.

On an only tangentially related topic, did you notice the format of the webpage linked to above? Apparently, they are called ‘lenses’ and are created and maintained by ‘lensmasters’, and the goal is to gather, on a single page, all the most relevant information about a single topic. They seem to function somewhat the way that pathfinders do in the library field. Who knew? Having spent part of my day brushing up on my French techno vocabulary–and did you know that the French for podcast is balado?–it’s a little demoralizing to realize there are whole new formats out there of which I’ve never heard. And on a more positive note, yay!, there are whole new formats out there to discover!

But given the way I bounce from topic to topic, wouldn’t you agree that blogs are much more my thing? 🙂

Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince trailer

The first trailer is out for Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince.