Friday, 13 November 2009

Facebook Notifications Checker for Google Chrome

Facebook Notifications Checker

Version: 0.1
Released: Nov 13, 2009
Creator: Owen Campbell-Moore

Chrome Only: Facebook Notifications Checker updates a little icon in the browser every time you get a new notification on Facebook.

No setup required, this extension automatically works once your account is logged in to facebook.

License: Facebook Notifications Checker is licensed under the GNU Public License.

Download Facebook Notifications Checker

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

SpotifyRawr enables Snarl support for Spotify


Version: 0.1
Released: May 26, 2009
Creator: Owen Campbell-Moore
Windows Only: SpotifyRawr enables Snarl support for Spotify.
Simply extract and launch this to run and it'll sit in your task tray using only 800k of memory! Every time a new track starts playing it will send a notification. To send one on demand click on the icon in the tray. Right clicking the icon brings up the debug box and allows you to close SpotifyRawr. To make it run on startup drag all the files into the "Startup" folder. Please keep the files all together or the program may break!
Note:SpotifyRawr is in 0.1 Alpha so bugs are very probable. If you find any please post them here and I will fix them asap!
License: SpotifyRawr is licensed under the GNU Public License.
Note: If you dont have it, you will require Snarl to use this application. Download available here.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Spotify: The Future of Music Software

"A world of music. Instant, simple and free"

Spotify has been around for a few months now, but has spent most of that time in private beta and it's been almost impossible to get invite codes for it; although it still remains invite-only in many countries, if you're in the UK you're in luck and will be able to sign up invite-free! Having used it for a few months now, I can't help but feel Spotify's about to create a big splash in what is already, a very large pond of media players, and possible bring the end to the mighty iTunes (for some, anyway).

Key Features
  • Free unlimited access to a library of over 40,000 songs from all the major labels and loads of small indie labels.
  • Instantly search for any song, band or album and play it with no delay for loading of buffering.
  • Fast and lightweight! In heavy use Spotify still only uses 17mb of your precious RAM, allowing you to just leave your music going without ever worrying about losing any of your speed.
  • support.
  • Biography of bands appear at the top of their page, provided by 'All Music Guide'
  • Similar artists and 'Artist Radio' help you discover new music.
  • Playlist support, including a 'collaborative playlist' feature, allowing you to create a playlist that others can also add to. Like sharing music with friends? This is for you!
  • HTTP links to songs. When you find something you like, simply right click and click "Copy HTTP link" and send this to your friend with spotify. This will let all your friends be able to instantly hear exactly what you're talking about.
  • 1 or 2 short adverts (30 seconds long) play about every half an hour, however they are unobstrusive and much less frustrating than those on commercial radio. That said, £0.99 will buy you a day's ad-free listening, or £9.99 for a whole month of free legal music goodness.
  • No mobile or iPod support. The program works by streaming music on demand, unfortunatley this makes it impossible to support iPods. Mobile compatability is being developed and will be available soon.
  • No way of purchasing music through Spotify. If you're one of those people who like to actually own your music this might not be for you, with currently no ability to buy music from within Spotify, though this feature is in development.
  • The software makes extensive use of P2P. If you have high bandwidth allowances and don't mind uploading pretty steadily this is fine, but if you're on a restricted connection this could be a problem.
So straight from the developers who brought you uTorrent, enjoy Spotify!

Also! I have 10 invites to give out, so if you want one, just email me at and I'll send you one! But hurry, they're first come first serve!

How to get a free domain name + 1 year free hosting from DreamHost?

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Screenshot of free years web hosting
[Free hosting tip was originally posted on WebTricks]

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Chrome Mouse Gestures


Version: 0.21
Released: May 3, 2009
Original Release: May 7, 2007
Creator: Adam Pash
Editor: Owen Campbell-Moore

Windows Only: Rocker provides mouse gestures in Chrome that let you move forward and backward, by simply rocking your fingers across your left and right mouse buttons.

To use this, simply hold down the left mouse button, the hit the right one to go forward, or hold the right, and then hit the left to go backwards. Simple!

License: Rocker is licensed under the GNU Public License.

Download Rocker [Download Mirror]

[Rocker was originally posted on Lifehacker]