Today on Twitter I had an exchange with a guy who I have yet to meet in real life (but we're at least from the same town, thanks @genuinechris. His name as far as I know is just ikeif. He was a bit annoyed at all of the twitter apps that have yet to inevitably pop up (tweet these shoelaces or some-such). It did get me thinking however, and the idea was developed, in about 4 exchanges between he and I.
Here it is (ikeif...I developed it further in my own head). You're driving down the road, or otherwise somewhere where you aren't listening to your iPod. You hear a song, and like it, but you don't know what it is. OH. NO. You don't even have friends that you can ask, because you're too embarrassed to tell them that you listen to the actual radio.
What do you do? you tweet the call letters of the station, to, I don't know, say '@radioindex' if it finds it, and if the station is good enough, radioindex will pull their playlist and cross-reference it with the time you tweeted (twat??) and it will tell you what the song was. Not only that, but it will put, in your twitter profile, a link to the radio station's stream. That way, instead of telling your friends about your embarassing radio habit, you tell them about this great new song you discovered.
11th January 2009
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.