What's old? This thing ...
I've seen it first back in like '96-'97, but it's so funny, I'm still laughing when I see it.
Excuse me, if I have posted it before (I hope I haven't).
The new thing is that Karenbear wrote a complete FAQ/HELP section for the site that
I'm gonna put up as soon as I can. So - thanks Karen!
I know a lot of you won't really needed it, but I'm sure that there are users out there
confused by some of the features, so it should be helpful.
Let's all laugh and point kids :)
In case anyone else lives under an Internet rock and hasn't heard about it, you
should definitely check it out - http://www.pandora.com
A quick intro - this is also known as the music genome project. You start by
selecting an artist or a song, after the system makes sure it's the one you
wanted to hear it identifies certain features of that song. After that it
searches it database (which is HUGE, if you've heard it - they got it) and
picks another song with these features. After that you have the option of
saying if you like it or dislike it. Doing that narrows down the features and
after about 20-25 songs it really hits them every time. An example - I write
Led Zeppelin, it identifies hard rock/blues influences, strong vocals,
extensive vamping, etc etc. So after a few misses it starts playing Jimmy
Hendrix, more zeppelin, motorhead, Mountine, Triumph, Montrose... all the shit
It's amazing, you have to try it to believe it. Especially if you're a music
buff. Added bonus - it's totally free :)
ps: word of advice - register before starting :)
New feature is available.
If you go to settings/other settings, there is now a " Show CountDown" checkbox,
which will add the countdown to the next episode of the shows from your watchlist.
You can sort it by countdown so that the closest to airing show will be on top. Give it a go.
Thanks to "ldc" for suggesting that feature in the forum.
It was easy to implement and seems useful ...
Do you want to have one of those?
Not such a huge find, but it should make you laugh a few times :)
Let me remind you, that I'll be most grateful if you send any
funny/interesting links through the feedback for me to
check/post on the news page.
Do you know what "Parkour" is?
Check out the stuff this Russian is doing ... - it deserves
a big OMG !!! Now that's what Parkour is all about !
If you like it, check around the net, there are a lot of
movies like that, but that's like the best one I've seen
so far ...
Yet again - a new feature is available.
I've been planning to do this for a long time now -
a private messaging system for the users.
For now you can access it through either the "msg"
link in the menu, or by clicking on the usernames
in botd comments or in the news comments.
I'll soon add an "on-line users" status, and an
indication if you have something new in your inbox.
(and I'll redesign it a bit today or tomorrow)
Any feedback on that? Please try it, and use it!
Comment stuff with each other! :)
BTW - The inbox link is now moved right next to the settings link.
BTW2 - irritating blinking envelope icon for a new message - check :)
I'm thinking of adding a "help/faq" section to the site.
A few months back someone have sent me something like that,
but it was incomplete and the screen shots weren't that good
(sorry, I don't remember who it was so I can't give you the credit).
My English is not that perfect, so I was wondering if anyone will
volunteer* for that? There's a huge reward** you know ...
Basically, what I want is, most of the features of the site to be
shown with screen shots and short description/tutorial on how to use 'em.
The features that should be covered are:
- add/remove shows from the watchlist
- all the settings
- the custom search engines
- the stuff to watch feature
- the calendar
- botd :D
* - volunteer = do it for me :)
** - "huge reward" = a big thanks and the satisfaction that you've
done something good for the community :D
I've made a huge change to the site (although it isn't that noticeable).
The change is, that all (most of) the URLs are now without the "get" parameters
(instead of index.php?show_id=333 now it's /show/333/summary.html).
That shouldn't concern you, but I'm afraid some errors might come up
because of the change, so please report if you notice any ...
Try out the very new "Browse" feature!
I've spent like a whole day adding the genre info about the series to the data
base (btw - I'll be putting a "donate" button sometime soon, so get my
millions ready! :) ).
So - now the "Browse" thing is almost finished. I'm sure that after your input,
it'll need to be modified here and there, but the main part is done.
Also note, that the Show's Page is now slightly modified. I'm guessing no one
would've noticed, so I had to say it :D