Reviews

Cyberduck

I think Cyberduck is the most user-friendly FTP app out there (too bad it is only for Mac). I was introduced to it a few years ago when I was just barely grasping the concept of FTP and I could connect to different servers & upload files within minutes. Currently the software allows you to browse servers using the following protocols: FTP, FTP/TLS, sFTP, WebDav and browse & upload to Amazon and Mosso's Cloud Storage.

WinSCP

WinSCP is an open source free FTP & sFTP client for Windows. Beyond file transfer, WinSCP offers file management & file synchronization functionality. One of it's biggest advantages its simple user interface - which mimics Windows Explorer (there is one that mimics Norton Commander as well) in both looks and functionality - making a it extremely user-friendly for an avid Windows users. For me, drag-and-drop feature and the ability to see my folder structure is very handy. Even the tool icons look the same as in Windows Explorer, so you will never get lost, even without a manual or a geeky friend next to you.

Monk Turner: Love Story

Monk Turner’s Love Story is a fascinating concept album. It is a tale of romance that uses the Buddhist Tale of The Ten Bulls as its structure. Each track corresponds to the 10 parts of the classic Buddhist analogy so it will enhance your enjoyment of the album by first reading the tale. However Monk’s songs are entertaining enough on their own. They begin with a rap pastiche titled “Get up, Do Your Thing” which is a bit over-the-top but sweeter ballads like “Wave a White Flag (Surrender)” are on the mark and has a a bit of a Prince influence. My favorite track is the cute 50s tribute titled “We Do This All The Time”. This is a clever and fun album.

Voodoo Economics: if : then :: iminami

Voodoo Economics is a hard act to classify. There are traces of hip-hop, trip-hop, techno, industrial and even goth throughout the tracks on their album titled If: Then:: Iminami. Yet no one genre dominates. In various reviews, the word ‘quirky’ comes up often. The band’s fondness for fragmented riffs and odd time signatures certainly sounds quirky. While this may keep them off the commercial radar there is still plenty of intelligent music from this very professional sounding band for music lovers to admire.

Tim Fite: Change of Heart

Tim Fite is an American singer, song-writer from New Jersey living and working in Brooklyn. His past releases widely varied in style going between indie to alternative to country to hip hop. He received critical acclaim and won many new fans with a 2006 hip-hop album entitled "Over the Counter Culture" in which he criticized the modern culture of consumerist and greed. After multiple big publications named it among their Top 10 albums of 2007, Tim Fite decided to make a statement and not release the album commercially (= give it out for free). Now Tim Fite is out with his newest album, "Change of Heart".

Unsigned Artists Radio: The Best of Indie R&B Vol 1

This album is a compilation of tracks from new, unsigned & independent artists featured at UARADIO.NET. It's also the first (and it looks like one of many to come in different genres) legally distributed over P2P network under Creative Commons license. This compilation has 4 new, unreleased and never before heard tracks from Corey Clark, an American Idol finalist and some great tunes from Dramatiq, Carmen Liana Alexander Darryl, KDENCE & Fredrick Dare.

ImageSizer

ImageSizer is one of the easiest photo tools I've used in a long time. It serves a simple purpose of batch resizing your pictures and then either saving them in a folder or compressing to a .zip file. So simple, yet so useful.