CTA: Chicago Transit Authority and Google Maps

For those of you who don’t know, I will be relocating to Chicago in the weeks to come. I came across this website while looking for an apartment. It’s a great way to see how close something is to a train line. Check it out
http://www.tastypopsicle.com/maps/cta.asp

For those of the readers who are in NYC, the same kind of website exists for the NYC trains as well.

RIAA’s Worst Nightmare: Automatic Wireless MP3 Sharing

scenario.jpgpdaer.jpgamt.jpgThe Viktoria Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden, is working on a concept they call PUSH MUSIC, which is software that automatically shares music files with nearby users who have similar tastes. It monitors the listening history of the user, and develops awareness about what kind of new music he might like. The concept envisions Wi-Fi-enabled music players that automatically establish a peer-to-peer connection, enabling people to either “browse” the music collections of others and take a copy of whatever they like, or — here’s the magic part — just automatically recieve music the software has selected for you. (You here that? That’s the sound of teeth gnashing and hair ripping coming from RIAA HQ).

Using Analytics to drive more traffic to your website

This post is more of a bookmark for me than anything else but I thought i would post it here since measuring web traffic has always been a touchy subject. The links below are to a 10 part series which I started reading but didn't finish yet. As I finish reading each part, I will write a small description so those of you who don't have the time to read the entire series can jump to what you'd like.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

From bobbing for apples to blogging for dollars

Party people – who would like a few extra dollars in their pocket? Those of you that know me should know by now that I, you, me, are always trying to come up with some niche way to earn a few extra bucks…or more! I am confident that with my network of friends, collectively we could come up with a few good subjects to write about. Blogging is huge! There are people who literally make a living of writing and maintaining one or more blogs.

When you have a few minutes, read through these articles and lets get a conversation rolling. Please leave a comment with your name, email, and URI/website (if you have one) along with your thought. The one thing I'd like you all to keep in mind is that the main focus of a blog does NOT have to be the same subject as what your main work focus is for your entire life (i.e. if you're a teacher, you don't need to blog about education). Blogs can be about anything! Let's just get a nice list of possible subjects going.

How Bloggers Make Money from Blogs
How Much Do I Earn from Blogging?
Blogging for Dollars
Principles of Choosing a Profitable Blog Topic

Peace.

Expert .NET Delivery Using NAnt and CruiseControl.NET

I've been thinking about buying this book and was curious if any of you readers out there know anything about it? The Slashdot review I read sounded suprisingly positive however they one criticism was that the author strayed from the core topic a bit much.

Sunset in Brooklyn

I seem to be obsessed with the view from my moms apartment in Brooklyn. But it's definitely a wonderful view…slightly biased though.

This photo was originally uploaded to Flickr by KeithFree.

How to turn on Google Analytics for your site in 2 lines of configuration: a custom IHttpModule

I came across this blog this morning and thought I would share it with everyone. It's a great way to easily integrate Google Analytics into your ASP.NET website.

http://weblogs.asp.net/cazzu/archive/2006/06/08/InstantGoogleAnalytics.aspx