Saturday, November 24, 2007

Le "nouveau Miyazaki"

Fan de Miyazaki père, j'ai enfin regardé "les contes de Terremer" réalisé par son fils Goro. Forcement j'ai été un peu déçu.

Mais ça m'a tout de même donné envie de regarder des mangas, mais pas n'importe quoi... Il fallait que je trouve quelque chose de costaud. Après quelques recherches sur Google, j'ai trouvé le titre d'un manga dont je pensais avoir vu la bande annonce alléchante il y a 4 ou 5 ans. En faite, c'était la bande annonce d'un autre film mais du même auteur: Makoto Shinkai [en].

J'ai trouvé sur mininova (torrent) une version japonaise sous-titré en anglais de "Byousoku 5 Centimeters (5 Centimeters per Second)". C'est très très bon.
De même je vais regarder "Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi no Koe)" et "The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho)". C'est un peu plus science-fiction mais ça devrait être un régal aussi.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Un immeuble en feu à Paris (XIXe)

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Here's the map of the burning building... I've "twitted" from Avenue de Flandre. Well nothing interesting but an experience.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My green readings

Google Reader has a new "blog-roll" feature... you can share (usually in the sidebar of your blog) the links to the blog you read. Could be nice if you don't use Google Reader sharing feature.
Also, it follows your tag: you can share the blog you tagged a certain way. Example, here is the list i tagged "green" in G-reader:

Seems there is a bug with that specific tag. Google, can you fix this? (I've tried several times... i could make it with another of my tag)
(UPDATE: it works)

Here was the feature already existing:

It's very china/international NGOs oriented...

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Jango, yet another cool music website

Pandora was already really cool. When i got last.fm, i found it amazing. And now here is Jango.

Jango is THE internet music radio. the one you were dreaming for. It just let you choose the music you wanna listen to... in a cool kind of way: not only can u type the name of an artist and one radio will start, but as you might know if you tried this already (in pandora or last.fm or others...), it has its limitation. you will soon feel you don't have enough control on what the radio will play.
Jango gives you more control, and it seems to me it was very easy to do.

Example. I wanted to do a female singer radio. Norah Jones was the 1st name that got to my mind. But then, Pandora or Last.fm propose to me singers i don't like at all. sure i can switch and teach the radio what i want her to play but it takes time. With Jango, you can add other female singers. I added the other one i like: Ani Difranco, Suzanne Vega, Erykah Badu, Feist and numerous others. I could add names that were coming to my minds as well as checking or not the box of other artists proposed (from the 1st search or whatever... something related)

The experience is really nice.

I'm really into Last.fm now. As i wrote last month, I even pay for some premium services. It just finished, and i'm wondering if i'll pay the 2€50 this month. Honestly, I think i will. Sure I could live without, but I also wanna support last.fm (i just saw that they got acquired by CBS). The service they offer (collect the database of what you listen) is just unique. I find it precious.
I'm gonna try to tag some more. I wanna tag these music i like, for example, those tracks were the musician sing along with its instrument... possibilities are wild.
It seems Last.fm will soon clean its database so there will be no bad spelled artist. good news.

Jango is not very good looking but you can easily find what is useful. there are some noise though.

It's still beta so it seems i can't show you my radio. Anyway, the feature is coming. I have 3 invites though. or you can just go to Techcrunch where i got mine.

ok, back to my music. got some salsa rhythm to practice (learn actually).

PS: ok, i've been listening some great songs while typing this. Too bad it's not being scrobbled (sent to last.fm)

the sharing feature now works.
and i also wanna mention how much music can be found on Jango. they say it's still limited, and yes, you can't find everything... yet. They clearly says (in the FAQ) it's just the beginning.

Well, just listen to that song from Ray Charles (i didn't hear this one before... and that's the kind of tracks I wanna find, with some impro. not just a formated version).