Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fix your iTunes library

A lot of my downloads have incomplete information about what album they came from or are missing cover art. Tune Up Companion is a program that allows you to drag your song into it's window where it cleans up the information and adds the album cover art. The free trial version allows 100 songs- the paid version is unlimited. You can clean songs individually or en masse. Some titles of mine were not in the database and it let me know. Neat little utility.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Google Changes Its Display Format?

I did not see any announcement but you will notice some changes when you run a search on google. The logo is now smaller and in the upper left corner. There is a large space in some searches between the top of the page and the first results. There is also a little click area called "Show options" which can really refine your search results. I suspect that empty space will be filled in by some change in Google Adwords or other marketing things but to be honest, I can't find anything posted anywhere on this.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Jay Leno wins Cybersquatting Case

You can't just get a web name and hold it for ransom:

When Guadalupe Zambrano registered his Web site in 2004, he probably thought he'd struck digital 'oil.' The Texas real-estate agent found a domain name that would attract thousands and thousands of users -- Just one problem one problem: a certain large-chinned comedian now wants his name back, and it looks like he'll get it, too.

According to Reuters, the World Intellectual Property Organization issued a ruling today that says Zambrano must turn the domain name over to former 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno within 10 days. The ruling fell under the section of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act that makes it illegal for someone to mislead, confuse and steer users to their site. Reuters reports that Leno's 30-year career in entertainment gives him common law trademark rights to his name, and case arbitrator William Towns says Zambrano also registered the site in 'bad faith.'