Tangerine, iTunes best friend

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Via pfig, iTunes best friend: Tangerine lets you easily create playlists based on the BPM and beat intensity of the songs in your iTunes library. It allows to save the playlist on the iTunes (which is great for my iPod playists), is free, and with a lovely design (click the image below for a bigger picture):


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This must be the ultimate online organiser. Well, in truth, it also works in offline mode, maintaining all the interface functionalities. If you have 7 minutes and 9 seconds to spare, take a look at the video:

I love my Mac. I just wish it came in green

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A great site by Greenpeace, aiming the reducing of usage of hazardous substances in Apple equipment. They mimicked the Apple website, changed the colors to green, and added a strong environmental concern. The website also includes the Greenpeace version of an Apple ad. Brilliant.

Mac OS X 10.4.8 = Shutdown

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For those out there who had upgraded to the 10.4.8 Mac OS X version (available since last thursday, if I'm not mistaken) and have their computers shuting down without reason, the solution is very simple: boot the Mac in safe mode (press the Shift key while booting), wait for the Mac to boot (which can take a while, don't worry) and then restart it in normal mode. It worked for me.

Forget the Bill of Rights

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Imagine a country where torture is banned, but the president can define what torture is at his own will; A country where the president could imprison indefinitely anyone he decides falls under a wide-ranging new definition of unlawful combatant; A country that suspends the writ of habeas corpus; A country where those who may have engaged in torture are immunized retroactively.

Stop imagining. That country exists, and I'm not talking about North Corea. Today, the US Senate approved President Bush's detainee legislation, so all the above statements are now part of the law in the US. But lets dig on this subject a little more.