links for 2010-01-02

  • In the 10 years Bob and I have been producing All Songs Considered, one thing we've both noticed is how easy it is to judge an album by its cover art. We get several hundred CDs in the mail each week, and as we quickly sort through them, we can often eyeball which ones we're going to like. Rarely do we love the cover of an album and hate the music, or vice versa, though there are exceptions (I almost always love The New Pornographers' songs way more than the band's sometimes baffling cover art.)

  • The tip of the week for August 24, 2007 introduces JQuery and shows how a simple newsticker plugin can be used with Lasso. The tip shows how Lasso can be used to automatically add the required JQuery elements to the head of the document.

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