anysong.io

Instantly play any song on the web, without even knowing its name!

Source: anysong.io

This little app is pretty neat. Finds songs by name or by lyrics, plays them in the browser. It sources them from youtube. Only ever had an issue with one so far – The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil, which was set not to be embeddable.

Try it!

UPDATE on Monday, February 1, 2016:

Anysong.io seems to have been taken down, presumably it angered the gods of music law. However, the source is still available on github if anyone is interested.

https://github.com/anysong-io/anysong

Edge can’t do bookmarklets…

I wanted to use the “PressThis” button to post about something else quickly today (filesprout – awesome, check it out) but instead I ended up falling down a rabbit hole of trying to set up bookmarklets in Microsoft’s new Edge browser. There are lots of search results on this, but all ultimately point to the same itworld.com article  on how to hack this together. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for me. When I alter the content of a URL link in favourites it just disappears from the browser.

I wanted to give Edge a real try, but this issue is a deal breaker for me. I use bookmarklets daily and I don’t want to have to change that.

Poe: New version, new website

I’ve not had a lot of time to work on any side projects lately, been very busy with work and family stuff. But I have just this past month scraped together enough time to put out an new version of my writing app for windows 8, Poe

Poe is a simple distraction-free writing app with lots of neat little features to help authors knuckle down and focus on the writing. I won’t go into all the details here – that’s what I built the poe site for.

http://getpoe.com

Up next: Focussing on posting more regularly on this here blog.