Monday, July 18, 2011

British Invasion 2.0

The future looks bright, by rogiro
Recently, I've come across a few fantastic resources from the UK that deserve mentioning.  They're newer toys on the market and definitely note- and play-worthy.

Spotify: This one's taken the geek world by storm.  Search for your fave music.  Play your fave music.  Share your fave music.  Crowd-source playlists and generally have a whole lot of fun.  Spotify is only recently in the United States (but Europe loves it!), and at the date of this post, still appears to have a waiting list for invites.  Premium features include the ability to listen to your jams offline or send them to your mobile device.  The rest is free ... and you know you're ready to try the newest music web 2.0 out there.

A small start

I guess everyone start somewhere, right?  And here I am, finally starting a blog I hope to be serious about.  I finally feel like I'm at the point where I have something to share, even if its by and by crowd-sourced from my Twitter network.

Kids have it easy, I think.  Kids readily jump in with both feet, even if they don't have the slightest clue how to do something.  As adults, we sit and wait and wait and wait for the right time.  And wait.

There is no right time.  You're never 100% ready for your new students.  You're never 100% ready for a baby.  We could learn a lot from kids.  I could learn a lot from kids.

I'm jumping in.  What's the old thing we used to yell as kids, oh yes, something to the tune of, "ready or not, here I come!"

Well, ready or not, here I am.