December 01, 2006

Firefoxy form widgets in Firefox 2.0

For those of us used to Philippe Wittenberg's elegant Firefox widgets thanks to Aaron Madion-Kay's Firefoxy app, a Firefox 2.0 compatible version has yet to be released.

If you're lucky enough to own a shiny new Intel Mac, you have the option of downloading an Intel optimized 2.0 build with Firefoxy form widgets courtesy of Neil Lee over on BeatnikPad.

However for those of us still squeezing the power out of a G5 Mac, there is no ready-made build or solution for a Firefox 2.0 build with Firefoxy form widgets.

Until now...

Actually, Aaron Madion-Kay is very helpful on his Firefoxy site in describing where the widgets are located within Firefoxy. While I'd love to be able to offer a new build of Firefoxy, I'm hoping I can offer the next best thing, which is a little video clip demonstrating how I copied the form widgets into Firefox 2.0 by right clicking and selecting "show package contents". Click on the screenshot below to view the short demonstration (2.5 MB Quicktime .mov)

firefoxy_firefox2.jpg

Posted by Brian Tully at 04:43 AM | Comments (0)

March 09, 2006

Last.fm + Pandora = Music Heaven

Really digging Pandora and Last.fm. Between these two great services you have all you need to discover and listen to great new music (as well as your favorites).

Did I mention they were FREE?

tu11ym0n's Last.fm Weekly Tracks Chart

Posted by Brian Tully at 04:58 PM | Comments (0)

July 16, 2005

Midwest Product v2

Finally found the band's info page on the Ghostly International site. Oddly enough there's no link to it on the label's home page and there doesn't appear to be navigation of any sort. So, without doing a Google search there's really no way of finding out that they are indeed on Ghostly's site. Tsk, tsk...

Anyways, here's the link.

Posted by Brian Tully at 09:01 PM

Midwest Product

Been a long, long while since I bothered posting (it's not like anyone reads this anyway!), but I feel compelled to write something about a band I've been listening to for the past few months—Midwest Product.

They're an instrumental outfit based in Michigan and frankly it's not easy to gather much info about them. Their website is located at midwestproduct.com. One gets the impression they'd like to remain an enigma. Maybe they'd be open to a site redesign (hint, hint)?

So what do they sound like? Chances are you may have heard one of their songs in one of the recent Hummer commercials. That's what inspired me to find out who they were. Anyways, you could do worse than to imagine early New Order meets Metro Area with a pinch of Radiohead (Kid A) thrown in for good measure. In other words a very cool balance of electronic and live instruments. Good beats to move to along with arrangements that keep the ear and brain interested.

I hope they come to New York in the near future as I'd most definitely check them out.

Now if only they were looking for a lead singer...

Posted by Brian Tully at 02:09 AM