Rooting for

I don’t have the big picture grasp of DRM or proprietary formats like Brandon Paddock, Christopher Baus, and others I’ve been reading to guide my music and online media purchases.  All I want is to not be tied to my iPod on iTunes purchases, or tied to an iRiver (or whatever device on the Windows side) for non-iTunes purchases.  Thus enters your vanilla .MP3 and

I visited the store several times in hopes of purchasing some Electronica, but I didn’t recognize a single artist, and those I did sample pretty much sucked.  The site also has a long way to go on providing a better user experience and to facilitate purchasing.

Apparently is getting a lot of traffic, since they posted a note on the home page saying they are disabling search from time to time for performance reasons.  Of course, since no recognizable artists are in the library, searching is pretty pointless.  I’ll still root for a simple MP3 distribution model, in spite of my ignorance on the subject.


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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.