Pandora Music Service

By hagrin - Posted on 04 August 2006

A new intelligent online personalized radio station web site has been created under the Music Genome Project called Pandora. The extremely intelligent features of this site exist in their ability to match your artist or song search to other songs that have a very similar sound/construction based on a highly in-depth description. They are currently offering a 10 hour free preview which I have utilized and really like. Other than listening to music you already know you like, this search engine and playlist compiler has the nice side effect of exposing you to music in the same genre that you may have never heard of before.

Google Talk Released

By hagrin - Posted on 04 August 2006

Google Talk Instant Messaging/VoIP Client released. So Google has finally entered the IM market with a pretty interesting application. The obvious highlight of this application is single click VoIP calling to any user you have on your Buddy List. Basically, all you need is a Gmail (Google e-mail) account and a microphone and you're all set (well you need friends too, but I can't help you with that). I've posted more info about the Google Talk client and some of its features such as the Wumpus Easter Egg game here.

Music Collection Online

By hagrin - Posted on 04 August 2006

I have created a process to upload a list of all the music albums I currently own. I will be working on making the page a little more user friendly, but for now, the complete list of albums can be found here. In addition, I quickly changed all the top, bottom, left and right side navigation to PHP includes for more efficient site maintenance (and good programming/scripting obviously). If anyone has any questions, let me know.

Google Hacking: Unsalted MD5s

By hagrin - Posted on 04 August 2006

Google Hacking Using Unsalted MD5 Hashes - After being inspired by a recent Slashdot article, I worte up a quick "How To" on utilizing Google's search capabilities (and potentially even more dangerous, The Wayback Machine) to perform cracks on unsalted MD5 hashes. You can find my quick little forum write-up in the Hagrin.com forum.

First Drupal Post

By hagrin - Posted on 04 August 2006

First Drupal Post... just making sure this all works!