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Could desktop search and virus scanning start a carpool?

Most of us have at least two systems scanning our hard drives. In my case, one is checking them for viruses, the other is updating indexes for desktop file search. It seems like a lot of duplicated effort, since they both do very similar things: Occasionally...
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Random idea: Using MIDI for WAV file compression

Since even mobile devices now have basic General MIDI support now, what about approximating digital audio as a stream of very short MIDI notes? Encoding seems like it would be reasonably simple - do a best fit of each 100ms audio sample with a library...
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[update] URL's with offsets - deep links in audio files

I previously posted [ URL's with offsets - www.sample.com/interview.mp3#time=32:05 ] about how I thought it would be very useful to link to a specific portion of an audio resource. As podcasts get bigger, I see that as a huge usability feature. Someone...
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[feature request] Podcasting Client Audio Post-Processing

I'm mildly interested in Podcasting . I've been test-driving it for a week and will probably post my obligatory YAPO (Yet Another Podcasting Opinion) writeup soon. I think it's safe to say that Podcasting is a kind of useful application of RSS to simplify...
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[feature request] URL's with offsets - www.sample.com/interview.mp3#time=32:05

Adobe's PDF Viewer, as much as it bugs me, does have one really cool feature I'd like to see spread - it allows you to link directly to a page within a PDF: <a href="http://www.sample.com/document.pdf #page=42 "> see page 42 </a> Scott Hanselman...
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