A little while ago I posted about randomly generating psuedowords.

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I've made a little website/home screen app for this - if you need a word now you're sorted!

http://wurd.cartoonbeats.com

The idea is that I'll use this when I'm jerking around with music and need a name for a little tune or loop, or a section of the arrangement. If you're writing science fiction stories you could use this to name characters or tools from far-off planets.

After showing this around a few friends, the feature requests are coming in thick and fast (as usual...):

  • check domain (.com etc) name availability
  • incorporate arbitrary text (e.g. prefix/suffix)
  • share button

Anyway - bookmark it, or chuck it on your homescreen, and wait for your life to change!

There are now at least two iOS apps that allow you to DJ using Spotify - Pacemaker and djay.

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I find this really intriguing; I really like the idea of having such a huge catalogue to draw from. I also really like the idea of not having to manage/buy/own all the music I DJ with; being able to focus solely on selection, playlisting, curation, could be really liberating.

Note that it appears you need to be a Spotify Premium subscriber for this to work.

On the other hand, this could open the floodgates to "do you have youtube on there" requesters too ..