Links and nuggets 5 March 2014

https://github.com/sampsyo/beets
The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music.

http://balsamiq.com/
Balsamiq is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you Work Faster & Smarter. It reproduces the experience of sketching on a whiteboard, but using a computer.

http://www.businessinsider.com/infographic-the-state-of-us-small-businesses-2013-9
Infographic of US Census data regarding small businesses in the United States.

https://www.robogrowth.com/
Find influencers within your industry. This is a startup so not certain whether it’s a solid service or not. Just saving this bookmark for later investigation.

http://www.vidfoundry.com/

I really, really like this concept for a start-up. Explainer videos, depending on how well they are done, can possibly mean the difference between a casual visitor just glancing at your product and getting a real customer conversion. This seems like an excellent service for a very, very reasonable price (given what I know about production quality video costs). Definitely saving this one.

http://www.silota.com/
A comprehensive set of APIs to add full-text search, faceted navigation and segmentation to your applications. Haven’t checked this out yet. Saving.

Customers who let their CC info lapse
Interesting nuggets about customer retention and invalid cc information that impacts sales.

https://bestunning.net/
Similiar to above

http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/Braintree_vs_Stripe
Trying to decide whether or not to use Stripe or another service for CC processing? I found this wiki article helpful. Last edited: 29 Aug 2013. Probably a good idea to save a local copy of the info in case someone changes info to be misleading.

Virtualizing your IDEs
I’m a wicked-firm believer in isolating development environments to virtualized environments. Want to know why? Read this article. Plenty of other reasons outside of what’s listed there as well.

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