Find of the Day – Google Voice

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Great Sites, iPad iPhone | 0 comments

So I’ve been fishing around to find the cheapest way to call my colleagues at Traderoot in South Africa, especially trying to cut the cost of the weekly conf call, that was costing 30c a minute even on Skype. After browsing through 101 suggestions on various calling services and calling cards that frankly I’m not too keen sending my CC details to, I chance upon something hidden in plain view… Google Voice.   In the US it...

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SEO Search Engine Optimization and Traffic Generation

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Great Sites | 0 comments

OK, so I’m trying to put myself and my services “out there” a little bit more.  Feels a bit strange and in your face, but there  you go. So I’ve overhauled my templeman.net site here and I updated my LinkedIn page. What next? Get some traffic.  Since I like dabbling around and keeping abreast of internet and IT technology, I embarked on a DIY voyage of discovery and here is what I discovered so far. WordPress site...

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Constant tempo playlists – Part 2

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Fitness, Great Sites | 0 comments

OK, a couple of hours later here it is. Not pretty but functional, a page that will generate a 20 track playlist within a given tempo range from artists similar and including the chosen artist. Give it a whirl Daniel’s Artist Tempo Spotify Playlists generator.  It wont play directly in iPhone but you can easily take the playlists to Spotify.  Thanks to www.musicmachinery.com for the inspiration and a good chunk of the code… I didnt...

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Constant tempo playlists – Part 1

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Fitness, Great Sites, iPad iPhone | 0 comments

Following on from Hillseeker Jeff’s POSE running course on Saturday, I went on a search for 180bpm music to practise to.  Anyway, I’ve been looking for a way to automatically find exercise music in a given tempo range for a bit. My ideal was to find an iPhone/iPad app that will allow you to play Spotify tracks of a given mood, style and tempo range automatically… I didn’t quite there yet, but am pretty close.  Maybe...

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iPhone Cycling & Running Apps

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Fitness, Great Sites, iPad iPhone | 0 comments

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve tried out a couple of iPhone apps to track bike rides or runs: RunKeeper MapMyRide Cyclemeter The basic functionality of these apps is broadly the same, and without extra sensors they use the iPhone GPS to track location, speed and elevation. The distinction between running and biking apps seems mainly a marketing one and all can do both sports. RunKeeper and MapMyRide are quite closely integrated with...

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