Just Giblets

Why Fair Use and Web 2.0 Are Incredible

23rd November 2007
by Scot

Why Fair Use and Web 2.0 Are Incredible

First, there was this adorable video:

Cute, right? I mean how can that be any better? Check this out:

God bless derivative works.

posted in Kitties, Web | at 8:40 am | 1 Comment
29th August 2007
by Scot

Mystery Date

So, I’m checking out my professional library blogs via RSS this afternoon and come across a post from one of my favorites, Chronicles of Bean. I’ve never met Cindi, but we’ve exchanged a couple tweets in passing on Twitter and she gives reliably good and sensible blog. So how has she been spending her time lately?

Today’s stoopid web quiz

OK, so I took a couple of these… I am part Jim, part Ryan from The Office, I would have been in Gryffindor, I am Hagrid (the outcast with a heart of gold), I am part Hiro, part Peter from Heroes, but best of all:

What Kind of Guy Will You Fall For?

And she goes on to say that it was dead on, matching her with the “geek” type and even displaying a picture of Tobey Maguire, which apparently works for her.

So, I worked through lunch today and it’s 4:00. Who’s my Mystery Date?

What Kind of Guy Will You Fall For?

You would fall for the sensitive guy. You’ll find your future man wherever turtlenecks are sold. He will have depth, introspection, and a disturbing knowledge of musical theatre. And he may be a little weird. But hey, while your girlfriends cry over broken hearts, you’ll be having Shakespeare read to you every night.
Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Holy moley. Jake Gyllenhaal reading me Shakespeare?! Do you really think he has a “disturbing knowledge of musical theatre?” It is scarily accurate, I’d say. But I think I’ve got a pretty sensitive guy already. And if he already knew a whole lot about musical theatre, what would be left to teach him!?

posted in Nonsense, Vanity, Web | at 3:38 pm | 2 Comments
17th July 2007
by Scot

Do you notice anything different?

OdiogoYou will, if you’re reading this post on our site and not from your RSS feed. Look up there. There’s a little icon that lets a computerized voice read this or any Just Giblets post to you! All courtesy of Odiogo. How cool is that? It almost sounds human. “I all most sound hoo mahn.” There’s even a supah-easy plugin for WordPress that does all the heavy lifting.

They market this thing as a lazy person’s gateway to podcasting, but I don’t know how practical that is. I’d rather podcast with my own voice. This guy don’t sing, for one thing. But I’ve always wanted to hear a computer say these things:

Life is a banquet! And most poor suckers are starving to death!

I cannt stann im!

I’m depraved onna cownna I’m deprived!

My NAME is MELINDA!!! Melinda, Winnifred, Wayne, Tentrees. And I am APPALLED. And STUNNED. At this OUTRAGEOUS… inquisition!

Oh, man, how cool is that?!

posted in Vanity, Web | at 8:15 pm | 6 Comments
11th June 2007
by Scot

Mission Accomplished

Raw ChickenOkay. The redesign is pretty complete! And comments are open. I hope you enjoy!

posted in Web | at 11:30 am | 0 Comments
7th June 2007
by Scot

Welcome to our new domain! The rest is just gravy!

Giblets sign 300pxHey there. Glad you found us. We finally decided to move to our own domain, justgiblets.com. Update your RSS feed if you haven’t already!

More fun to come when we redesign the blog…

Image courtesy of Hugh Ballantyne

posted in Web | at 3:13 pm | 1 Comment
3rd June 2007
by Scot

Kittehz 2.0

Kitty and Gertrudis are a little late jumping into the whole social networking scene. They’ve pooh-poohed My Space, Twitter, Flickr, and their ilk, but now they’re starting to see the appeal since they discovered Unitedcats.

Unitedcats logo

Check out their new profiles over there. They have photos, blogs, and (hopefully soon) other kitty friends!

Kitty’s profile
Gertrudis’s profile

posted in Kitties, Web | at 2:48 pm | 0 Comments
8th May 2007
by Scot

Whoa. RSS for tags on Amazon.

Okay, RSS from library catalog, cool. RSS from Amazon tags… infinitely cooler. Sorry to all my colleagues.

posted in Products, Web | at 7:26 pm | 0 Comments
14th April 2007
by Scot

Searching for music? It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.

midomi.jpgI can’t believe I haven’t heard about this before. Check out midomi.com. It’s an online music retail site that lets you search for tracks by singing them! You just hook up your microphone and sing or hum a few bars of a song and bam. There’s your song. And it actually works! After you find your song, you can listen to a 30-second sample of the original recording and buy a digital copy of the song in either mp3 (unprotected?!) or Windows Media format (presumably with Microsoft DRM). Hey, as long as it’s not iTunes- or Zune-related, I’m happy.

There is one catch. Your vocal input isn’t matched against the original recording. To find the correct match, another user out in the world must have already recorded a vocal sample. But that’s even cooler in my mind. It’s a social networking site for compulsive singers! Your recordings can be “favorited” and rated by other users and you can send private messages to them.

Great. Now my weekend is shot. If you need me, I’ll be sitting on the couch in my underwear singing showtunes into my USB microphone.

posted in Music, Web | at 11:38 am | 0 Comments
4th April 2007
by Scot

Love it love it love it

Ladies and gentlemen, Supermarket 2.0.

posted in Web | at 9:29 am | 0 Comments
21st March 2007
by Scot

Fame at Last

Hey everybody, Kitty Carlisle is a rockstar! She made the cover of “I Can Has Cheezburger!” Hooray!

Now go vote for her picture.

Feel the burn

posted in Kitties, Web | at 2:17 pm | 0 Comments
RSS 2.0 Feed
Comments Feed
  • Archives

    open all | close all