Fuzebox is a pretty sweet do it yourself 8 bit console that you can buy in kit form from Adafruit Industries. If my kids were a little bit older I could totally justify getting one because this would be an awesome project to do together. The fun and learning possibilities for this are pretty unlimited. Also, here’s a video demo of its Uzebox relative in action:
I’ve been using Pandora to fuel my internet radio listening habits for quite a while. It’s a cool service and does a good job of finding music that I both enjoy and often haven’t heard before (at least unti l’ve listened to a given station for hours on end). The one minor downside has been that it takes up yet another tab in my browser. Until now that is- I had a brief 3:45 AM aha moment and realized that there was probably a Pandora Dashboard Widget. 10 seconds later I had it downloaded and installed. Problem solved.
It was recently announced that President-Elect Obama will be doing weekly YouTube addresses to the nation rather than the more traditional weekly radio address U.S. Presidents have done in the past. A simple yet highly worthwhile change that embraces today’s information on demand paradigm. Here’s the first one:
Not a whole lot of new information if you’ve been following politics in the last couple months, but a decent first step towards improving government accessibility and transparency through technology.