Month: September 2008


FretsOnFire has been around for a while and allows you to play GuitarHero on your own machine, but JamLegend is an online version. Using the 1-5 buttons for the frets and enter to strum you can play like Guitar Hero.
There is some pretty good music on there from bands you will have never heard of – I didn’t see any music that I recognised, but I guess this will eventually come, but in the meantime this is a fun way of finding out new music. One of my favourite tracks so far is Go On by Blue Judy and the neat thing is they also provide links to other sites where you can get the music to download. In this case there is itunes, cdbaby, lastfm and others. The other good thing is they have good taste in tshirts – see the right most tshirt 😉
There are showdowns and Duels where you can compete against other people in realtime. It also has social features where you can add friends and you need an invite to play – I currently have three invites for (regular) blog readers if anyone wants it leave a comment.
One down side that is really annoying is that my flash player stutters – normally when I get to around 50 notes which means it breaks my streak and I have to start again. Seeing as though continual play is the best way of advancing through the ranks this is REALLY annoying. I’m not sure if it’s a problem with flash – I suspect it is as it also affects youtube and other flash video viewers 🙁

New number plate.

form4tc number plate It’s that time of year again when we have to renew the tags on the car.  As we’ve had a shuffle around of the cars and I now drive Kristen’s old car,I now have the chance to choose the number plate again.  It is amazing how many techy/geeky options have already been taken. The funny thing is that entering reb00t as a number plate gives the error message “Your request has been found to be inappropriate, you have entered too many characters or your plate request has been found inappropriate due to its meaning.”  I’m not sure what is inappropriate about reb00t (reboot was already taken).

Some of the suggestions that we came up with were bloggr (I can’t get blogg3r back as I guess it is still in the system from the old car even though I actually have the plates themselves already), iblog, googlr, ktxbai, igoogle, wonky, havepwd, r3boot, form4tc and hey up.

Can you think of any other good ones that aren’t already taken? You can check availability online at