Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Charlotte's first tooth

Posted by Chris @ 8:31 PM

Again, apologies for the ongoing blog drought. What with Charlotte, work, Google Reader, Track Playing, Recipe Binder, and the Web Riddle, writing a blog post comes low down on the list. Anyway I bring Charlotte news.

For those we haven't seen for a while, I've been updating Flickr with a fair few pictures of Charlotte! Just some of our recent favourites are below, but she is certainly growing up fast.

Kevin and Charlotte DSC02718 DSC02721 Fiona and Charlotte DSC02753

Charlotte is already 9 months old, heading on for 10, and has her first tooth coming through (well spotted / felt Suzy!) It is just a white strip on her pink gum at the moment, but is slowly pushing through. She can also sit up and is starting to figure out how to move a little bit to grab things just outside of her reach, but she can't yet sit up from lying down, or crawl. However, stick her in her walker and she is away. Open any cupboard door in the kitchen, and she is there, looking over your shoulder!

Charlotte is also quite the keen swimmer, and has been going swimming with Dawn every week for a while now - so long in fact she already has her first “Little Fish“ certificate, so I'm a proud Dad! We've also got our first finger paint master piece, produced at the playgroup she goes to, and by all accounts she enjoys getting messy!

So there you have it, the latest Charlotte news. Next blog post in a months time....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Track Playing and Radio Pop

Posted by Chris @ 8:58 PM

I know I know, it has been quiet on here again. And again it is down to my new project Track Playing. I've been busy working on various updates. The most important one is I'm the first developer to do an integration with Radio Pop, the BBC Radio Labs prototype. Track Playing tells them what programmes you're listening to, and allows you to “Pop”

Other new features include:

  • interfaces for iPhone, mobile, Wii and iGoogle
  • a link to listen to the radio live on iPlayer
  • updates to how albums are displayed
  • links to buy from iTunes and 7digital
  • now and next information pulled from bbc.co.uk/programmes
  • when the track playing was last updated

Coming next are integrations with imified.com for an IM client, allowing you to track any Last.FM user, showing the previous artist information, and maybe, just maybe scrobbling to Last.FM

Enjoy all of the updates!