Sunday, January 23, 2011

Best Classical Composer on All Our Ideas

I had a lot of fun reading Anthony Tommasini's ranking of the top 10 classical music composers of all time. Just the other day, I saw an interesting crowd-sourced ranking of computer science departments (via in theory) on the neat site All Our Ideas. It seemed easy enough to set up a classical composer ranking on All Our Ideas, so I did it. You can add more composers pretty easily, and results are here. Have fun!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bill Maher Podcast with Audio Only

I listen to the podcast of Real Time with Bill Maher pretty regularly, but the feed is annoying in that it includes both audio from the show (which I want) and video excerpts (which I don't want). I made a Yahoo! Pipe that filters out the video entries; RSS (which can be used as a podcast URL) is here.

Update (1/30/2011): For some reason, the first link to the pipe doesn't actually show the recent Maher audio podcast entries, but the second link to the podcast URL works fine. To add the podcast to your podcatcher, right-click on this link and copy the URL ("Copy Link Location" in Firefox), and then add the feed to your podcatcher (in iTunes on Mac, do Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast... and then paste the URL).