insane NYC bike race – Google Video

Bicycling is one of my first passions. I remember I was a teenager and I had my first 10 speed, I would go out riding for hours on end putting hundreds of miles on my bike. And then in my early 20’s I began doing triathlons and again putting thousands of miles on my Cannondale. When I saw this video on Google video today, it reminded me of the feeling of freedom that first drew into the world of bicycling.

insane NYC bike race – Google Video

iTunes Plugin : CoverFlow

I was reading this article on MacDevCenter about tweaking iTunes and they pointed to possibly one of the coolest music plug-ins for iTunes.

CoverFlow is completely amazing. The video on their home-page is exactly what it does, and it does it beautifully!

As their site says:

Don’t know about you, but I find browsing a list of album names somewhat uninspiring, to say the least. One of the big attractions of a physical album is the beautiful packaging and aesthetic appeal, something that’s sorely missed with the digital equivalent.

CoverFlow aims to bring that aesthetic appeal to your mp3 collection. It allows you to browse your albums complete with beautiful artwork pulled from any sources it can find, whether that’s buried in your song tags, collected via Synergy, or looked up on Amazon.

CoverFlow is far better seen than described, so you might like to take a look at it in motion:

And just so you don’t get too excited about it before it’s time: Mac OS-X 10.4 or higher only.

Useful Firefox Extensions

While at work I use the hell out of Firefox (portable), and OpenOffice (portable). I love the power and flexibility of these apps.

Firefox, for those of you that use it has the ability to add features through an excellent plug in system that developers can access. I came across this list of plugins that are great but not widely know about, but are worth their weight in gold. I didn’t even know about some of them.

10 Useful Firefox Extensions That Don’t Get Glamorised (Connected Internet News | Broadband Mobile Gaming News)