Netvibes Ginger

I have been playing with the the Ginger release of Netvibes. Some new widgets and customization available in this Ajax-powered customizable startpage.

Some new eye candy along with new & improved widgets offer improved multi-language support and integration of social networking accounts.

Netvibes has been my Firefox startpage for nearly 2 years now and I have been pleased with the direction they are taking with private/public page customization. I like the idea of a Ginger-like PLE. I have set up a Netvibes Universe tab as a PLE for a practice for which I am still a young padwan – parenting.

Mixed Tapes

MixedTape As I mentioned in the first post of NetworkEffects, there are certain elements of my former blog that I can not abandon completely – namely – ruminations on music and its forms.

I have kept my boxes of mixed tapes and radio recordings (among which are my most coveted Nightlines shows) and hope to have them moved to BC from NS this year. The fine folks at Dinosaurs and Robots are throwing things back to the years of analog mashups every Friday night with their MixTape Friday night.

What will be in store?

“Every Friday night, Dinosaurs and Robots will upload a dusty cassette mixed tape! Found at garage sales and junkyard glove boxes, mixed tapes provide all the voyeuristic thrills of reading somebody‚Äôs diary without the related ethical quandaries. “