Ah, this is refreshing.  I don’t mean to be a Mozilla fanboy (it just so happens to be that everything they do I love), but today the first public release of Songbird was made available.  Surprisingly, I didn’t pick up the beta back when I first learned about it earlier this year even though I wanted to.  I can honestly say that I’m somewhat ashamed of myself for missing out on a such a spectacular product earlier in its lifecycle.  Songbird is an alternative to such music players as iTunes and Windows Media Player and Aaron Boodman from greasemonkey even said that “Songbird promises to be the Firefox of media players”.  After only an hour of fiddling I’m completely confidant in saying that it IS the Firefox of media players.  Look out iTunes!  Check after the jump for my thoughts and ramblings on Songbird, as well as the link to get yourself some bird… of songs?  … and rediscover music all over again.



I’m in a real pickle right now. My last post was about Ubiquity; which, after plenty of testing, I can say that I do not want to go back to browsing without. But the interwebs has just learned that Google is now entering the browser wars with their own google-spin on web browsers. My pickle lies in the fact that Ubiquity is Firefox-only as of yet, which means I will not be able to use Google Chrome and Mozilla Ubiquity in harmony; however Chrome does sound and look swanky… So what do I do?

I guess since the aptly named Google Chrome is an early beta yet, I will not be able to rely on it for full-time browsing; however I know that once I get into it I’m going to hit Ctrl+Space and start typing away without realizing that Ubiquity is sorely missing. :( <– Sad panda. I wonder if Chrome has anything assigned to Ctrl + Space.. and I hope it doesn’t break anything when I do it!

So Mozilla Labs recently announced Ubiquity. The wow factor of this Firefox add-on is off the charts. It’s very hard to describe exactly what it is but the closest thing that I’ve seen so far is “a command-line interface for web 2.0 mash-ups”, if that makes any sense…  It would be best if you simply go to the link above and watch the video created by the man who is taking ownership for Ubiquity, as he does a very nice job demonstrating the different things that can be done with it. Keep in mind that it is still in alpha stage (that’s pre-beta), so there are many issues to hammer out and lots of things that are left to incorporate, but the concept is awesome. My favorites after the jump…