Internet Radio Experiment, Part 3: Jango

The latest internet radio station I tried was Jango. The Jango experiment didn’t last a week like the other ones; it only lasted one day. Jango was just that terrible. Their main page has quotes from sources like USA Today and Wired Magazine, which make it sound like a decent system. There seems to be an emphasis on the “social” aspects of their system — you’re supposed to add your friends, and let their musical tastes influence what you listen to. Hey Jango — have you heard some of the. . . Read More!

Internet Radio Experiment, Part 2: Slacker

This week, I’ve been trying out another web-based free internet radio system, Slacker. Slacker, just like most other free services, also offers a paid system with more features. But I’m cheap, so I’m just trying out the free radio. To start out, Slacker has you type in the name of an artist or group. As usual, I started my radio station with Duran Duran. You can then go through a list of “similar artists” and click a little heart icon next to the ones you’d like to hear. You can. . . Read More!

Rules of Conduct at the Rink

Seen at my local roller skating rink, where I get my roll on every week: The list goes on, it’s about 20 items long. But the second item really caught my eye — seems to me that if I’m skating in a “wreckless” manner, that’s a GOOD thing. Wreckless skaters don’t skate in a reckless manner, that’s for sure. Read More!

Black Bean Brownies

That’s right. Brownies … made with black beans. Instead of FLOUR. They’re gluten-free, pretty low-carb, and sound absolutely disgusting. But hold off on judging them just yet. Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 3 eggs 1/3 cup melted butter 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup sweetener (sugar or Splenda)* 1/2 cup ground nuts (pecans or walnuts)** 1/8 tsp salt*** 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks**** * I use Splenda instead of sugar. But the original recipe called for sugar, and I used. . . Read More!