Here is my list of my best website discoveries of 2006:
Nothing else matters. Nothing else can compare, in my mind.
Anybody that has been reading my blog knows I love that site and it has become my online home.
But I am just one person, and my opinions on what is best would only reflect my opinions. If you want a great list of what is best try this one:
DonationCoder.com's Best of the Year 2006 list.
It contains the best
- flash games
- programming stuff
- entrepreneur related articles
- and more
all selected from their fantastic forum postings of the past year.
This isn't the usual single person who just comes along and gives their opinion of what they think is the best...you can find that on any other website.
What makes this list special is that this is a huge community of dedicated enthusiasts that has collectively scoured the internet for the best of everything. No single person could have come up with a list like this, and it sure would have taken them a lot longer than a year to put it together if they tried.
If you would like to become part of the team and possibly contribute to the Best of 2007 list, register on their forum and become part of the community. You won't regret it.
It is my best discovery of 2006.
At mouser's request, I wrote and posted a detailed tutorial giving 2 different methods of sharing individual stations from Pandora.com with others.
The first method is for those that have and use rss readers.
The second method is a bit more of a pain in the butt, but anybody can do it without an rss reader.
Complete with screenshots, a link to my Pandora rss feed, and a station of Christmas music that I just made.
Enjoy and post your Pandora links for the rest of us to listen to.
DonationCoder.com's NANY (New Apps for the New Year) Challenge is under way.
Anybody interested in participating?
All you have to do is sign up on the forum and respond to that thread and say you will do it.
Then get busy coding something new to release on Jan 1, 2007.
It doesn't have to be something big. It can be something small.
It can be fun or useful...your choice.
And you even get to decide what language you want to use.
It's not a contest...there are no losers.
You don't have to be some expert programmer with a gazillion years experience. You can be a beginner with a great idea.
Just do it and everyone wins. (prize = fun)
It's going to be a big fun software release party and you can be a part of the fun, too.
Just say 'YES' like these TSC members did:
TSC; Demented Muppet
So make the NANY pledge today and get to work!
Let's get a jumpstart on declaring 2007 our most productive year ever, beginning with the programs we will release on the very first day.
UPDATE 01/01/2007: The challenge is over. The programs have been released. Over 20 new applications were submitted. You can see them all here: http://nany.donationcoder.com
There is some really useful stuff, and some crazy stuff, too.
Congratulations to all the participants for making the deadline. Thanks for all the hard work you have done. May 2007 be our most productive year ever, with plenty more new apps released.