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Archive for December, 2012

Audiogalaxy ceasing service

by on Dec.28, 2012, under Uncategorized

Audiogalaxy, the music streaming software I’ve written about previously, announced today via Facebook that they will be shutting down operations completely on Jan 31, 2013.  A blog post dated Dec 12, 2012 indicates that they have been acquired by Dropbox, so we can all cross our fingers that Dropbox will be rolling AG’s features into their product.  If not, I guess I’ll either investigate Google Music or go back to my old setup with Firefly (mt-daapd) and FirePlay or maybe give Subsonic a second look.

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Roku 2 XS first impressions

by on Dec.26, 2012, under Uncategorized

First impression! LOVE IT! Second Impression, Why the F won’t a couple of things work?! [Updates below. Both issues were not Roku’s fault.]]

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Creepy Facebook Sponsored Stories

by on Dec.11, 2012, under Uncategorized

Facebook has this thing called “sponsored stories,” which are advertisements that appear within your news feed.  It’s usually something along these lines, saying that a friend likes such and such.

The catch is that my friend who likes Rolling Stone had nothing to do with that item.  He doesn’t even know I’m seeing it.  He may object to Frank Ocean and Green Day being on the Top 50 albums of 2012 list, but it sure looks like he “liked” it.

Facebook discloses that they do this, but I think it’s creepy that they don’t include that same ad in the user’s feed so that we can be aware of when it’s happening.  The way it ought to work is, if not to ask permission first, at least make it so the user can delete it after the fact.

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