Whats your favorite .xxx domain thus far?

So as you probably have heard the .xxx domain name extensions are out and on the internet, well some at least some are and of those places that are up and running a website on a dot triple x domain extension so far which do you think is the best? I have to say this first and that is I was sad to find that most of the good names like sexchat.xxx were not just taken but reserved from ever being registered for use and probably by some owner of another extension saying a trademark issue but who really knows as all it says is reads is “this domain has been reserved from registration” and a ton of other great dot triple x extensions say the same thing.

But playing around a little bit I did find a couple of .xxx gems so to speak but I am only going to share one with one tonight and wait to hear from you guys about your favorite .xxx domains thus far before revealing my other. So with that said my favorite .xxx domains is this awesome sex chat website called chatsex.xxx which offers free text chat rooms and forums along with free roulette cams and a user interface much like the old Facebook interface before the timeline was introduced. So now that you know one f mine be sure to sure one of yours, thanks.

yahoo, hello, where is musicmatch jukebox?

So today I decided I was going to break down and buy the upgrade for musicmatch jukebox. I had been holding off from this for years, since I bought a version some time ago before yahoo bought it and ruined it. I still a little miffed that I did not get free plus upgrades, and after having a version with dell’s musicmatch and such, I just refused to upgrade it.

After years of not buying it again, today I decided to go ahead and buy the upgrade, or full version, whatever. Well I can’t find it anywhere except for some sponsored results page. This is quite funny actually.musicmatch jukebox logo

First thing I did was go to musicmatch.com – it redirects me to yahoo music (http://new.music.yahoo.com/ )with no info about musicmatch anywhere. Next I do a google search for it, which takes to me to a page the redirects again to yahoo music. Ugh. On the yahoo music page I do a search for musicmatch – no results, but there are two sponsored results with a link to it(one is http://2008-new.com/musicmatch/ which asks for my email info in step one of the download) – lol!

So I open my musicmatch jukebox by dell and click the upgrade now link – that should work… no. 404 not found. This is unbelievable.

So I go to yahoo.com and search for musicmatch. Certainly their own search engine will find the right page for it right? The first two results tell me no. In fact the second result even shows the 404 error I had seen earlier in it’s description. This is funny.

So I go to snapfiles.com and look for free mp3 ripping software instead. I Choose audiograbber which sounds great. I download it, go ot settings, and find out that Ineed to download the LAME encoder in order tog et mp3 files at a btter bitrate than 56k (which is crazy) – it takes me a while to find the lame encoder, but I find it, download it, unzip it, copy the lame.dll over to the directory where audiograbber was installed. Close and then reopen audiograbber twice, adjust the setting, get the track lists from cd-text (since free db can’t find the listings for this cd) – and off I go. It’s fast, it’s simple to use, not as simple to set up, but hey it’s working. It’s free.

*update – after getting a few CDs ripped I went through and started closing tabs on my browser, taking onelast look at the yahoo music page I do another search onpage (ctrl+F) and look for the word musicmatch in case I missed it; no not found. So I look at the page mad as can be, then hover over “downloads” thinking maybe, just maybe it is there. Well it doesn’t say anything about musicmatch, but it does have a clickable submenu link for “free music player” – so I’m thinking, maybe yahoo has killed muiscmatch and is replacing it with some kind of new fangled generic “free music player”. After clicking, I find a page talking about none other than “music match jukebox” – woo hoo! I found it, and there is a premium version to buy! Wow!

So you can find it here: http://www.musicmatch.com/jukebox/ but why does musicmatch.com redirect to yahoo music?

update – Nov 1 2008 – I was telling a friend about using musicmatch to rip cds, and revisited this post in order to show her where to actually find it, but now it appears to be gone – the download sub-menu now has some rhapsody download instead. This is horrible – they have killed on the best cd ripping / mp3 playing jukeboxes – the old favorite musicmatch jukebox seemed to be gone. Yahoo really screwed the pooch with this deal, I wish they had never bought musicmatch.

So I had to recommend audio grabber to Debbie, she commented that it was downloaded, installed and ripping her CD in about 30 seconds – it is great for that. And winamp is really great for playing mp3s. I have yet to see anything as cool as musicmatch 7.5 – but who knows – maybe someone will step up and release a skin for winamp with the ripping plugins to make it work on that level. Maybe someone already has and I just haven’t seen it yet. I remember using winamp with the crossfade plugin years ago and I was in heaven for the first time with my music listening at home.

USB portable a software – what to use, how to use it best

So I asked for a portable USB drive for the holidays, I got three of them! usb sushiThat is awesome, because I actually want to fill one with music, another with pictures and have a third for running portable apps like firefox when I find myself at another computer. The big question now is how to find the best way to run these portable apps.

First off, this is not my first USB thumb drive, I have another sandisk cruzer with the U3 launching software, which is pretty cool really, but I found if you use the password feature on it to give some protection from unauthorized access, as of today, it does not work with windows vista, so I was unable to pull up my documents from the thumbdrive onto the new computer at work, which is using vista. I instead had to email myself the docs from another system running xp.

So I am aware that compatibility is an issue sometimes, and so is security. I keep some important documents on my thumbdrive and I want to know that they will be secure if my keys get stolen or lost. A friend was telling about this info box site that has a way to add a virtual encrypted partition to a thumbdrive (if you remove any U3 software that may be on it already), and add portable apps like firefox which I have become accustom to. I may give this one a whirl for the drive I want to put photos on and see how it works.

Then I see an article that talks about a new way run as a virtual pc from a thumb drive, giving me privacy and a safety net for the remote computer I may be using, very cool idea, one I have heard before. I wonder if this is the best way to do this, or if just adding the apps to a thumbdrive and running firefox and thunderbird from the thumbdrive will do the trick anyway. What are the various virtual pc methods for using a thumbdrive for surfing on another system and working with docs, not leaving any info behind?

Virtual PC article I was referring to:

From Yahoo news / Reuters
Virtual PCs add new layer of security

By Jim Finkle Thu Jan 3, 12:38 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters) – Worried about people accessing your private information whenever you use a public computer? There is a way to protect yourself: Devices as small as a keychain allow you to use any computer without leaving a trail of evidence.

A new computer program known as MojoPac can turn most flash memory sticks, hard drives or iPods into “virtual” PCs that can run most programs that work on Windows XP.

The devices draw on the host computer’s resources — including its electricity, Windows XP software and DVD drive. Yet they retain their independence as they move from machine to machine.

This independence allows people to use public computers without a trace of their session being left behind. PCs typically store a record of activity long after the computer has been turned off.

“It’s a slick way to move from machine to machine,” says Rob Enderle, founder of the Enderle Group, a research firm that follows the PC industry. “It’s about as safe as you can get.”

The device cannot be bought. You have to make it by downloading free software onto a computer drive such as the thumb-sized USB flash memory drives that were so popular as gifts this Christmas. It also works with iPods, many other digital music players and regular external hard drives.

Once the MojoPac shell is created, users need to install their own software — just as they would do on a regular PC running Windows XP.

MojoPac’s developer, RingCube Technologies, asserts that most programs are compatible, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and a slew of free programs.

Other companies are working on similar technology, but there’s nothing available with free software that is as easy to set up as MojoPac, according to Enderle.

MojoPac virtual PCs are not just designed for mobile use. They can protect users who share the same computer. A virus introduced by one user into their MojoPac, or virtual computer, would not affect the rest, according to RingCube.

“If you were to corrupt your virtual world, your host PC would be fine,” says RingCube Senior Vice President Ron DiBiase.

MojoPac is available for free on the company’s Web site, http://www.MojoPac.com.

For now it only works with Windows XP, but the company plans to launch a version this summer that allows users to switch between machines running XP and Vista.

PCs that have been locked by administrators so users cannot install files on them won’t work with MojoPac unless the administrator first installs a small piece of software that is available on the company’s Web site.

And, there are no plans to develop MojoPacs for Mac computers or the Linux operating system, DiBiase said.

While most programs work with MojoPac, one good source for the devices is http://www.PortableApps.com, a site that specializes in offering programs customized for thumb drives.

It lists more than three dozen programs, including software for fighting viruses, backing up data, surfing the Web and viewing documents. There are also programs for word processing, photo editing, spreadsheets and instant messaging.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle)

So what do you suggest? What’s the best way to setup a private surfing usb drive I can use at a friend’s house or the library should the need arise?