I’ve been trying out [[http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet/|Quod Libet]] and I’m really liking it so far. It supports regular expressions for searching your music collection and has a bunch of nice [[http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet/wiki/Plugins|plugins]], for example, Alarm Clock / Lullaby, which allows you to start or stop playback at configurable times (great for waking up in the morning with loud music!).
Via [[http://www.lifehacker.com/|Lifehacker]], I’ve read about [[http://www.lifehacker.com/software/web-publishing/add-comments-to-any-web-page-with-jskit-218219.php|JS-Kit ]] and found it great! With a single line of code dropped into any of your webpages you get a complete comments system (dynamic with thread support), such a simple and useful idea. The guys who did it didn’t even bother to put Google Ads in the page (at least yet).
Also via Lifehacker, I tested [[http://www.lifehacker.com/software/search-engines/searchmash-google-interface-experiment-218217.php|Searchmash]], which offers web, images, video, blog and Wikipedia search results all on one dynamic page with modules that expand and collapse and which apparently is being run by Google whose intention was to test if users would be impartial if they didn’t know it was really Google behind the screen. And while we’re at it, I recommended seeing this [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guba.com%2Fwatch%2F2000796349%3Ffields%3D8%26pp%3D5%26query%3D-2087374508%26o%3D0&ei=5xBvRb30ApbUwgHDxdHeAw&usg=__bYiHVJ_QDmG0DwXjzkWnHciPHPo=&sig2=NesrZoil7-dJ_7_sOQlAKQ|video ]] called Google Behind the Screen which is, and I quote “smart, stylish documentary that examines Google”. It’s a 352mg file, you’ve been warned!