pandora on the droid FTW !!!

18 01 2011

Im a biiig fan of Pandora, and thats pretty much the main reason I pay for a VPS in the US.

Having just got my network kit out of storage, all racked up and running in our new house on the weekend – it was time to christen my new HTC Desire (not that new, but hadnt been able to tunnel through my VPS until now) with Pandora.

Some searching, head scratching & swearing later…..

I configured a policy route on my border FW to send all my traffic from my HTC through my VPS (which is connected to my local network with OpenVPN).

I found the apk (you cant just download it from the Australian app market) – http://www.mediafire.com/?ujm0oel9eis9rfe – used Dropbox to get it on the phone – and viola – Pandora on the Android !!! 😀 hurrah.

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Desperate Pandora Employees Scrambling To Find Song Area Man Likes

18 08 2010

I am an avid listener of pandora, it was interesting to read how their staff tirelessly try to please their listeners 🙂

OAKLAND, CA—The headquarters of personalized online music provider Pandora remained in a state of chaos Thursday as frantic workers struggled to find a song that 32-year-old Boston subscriber Dave Lipton would enjoy.

Pandora, which allows users to create virtual radio stations according to their individual tastes, confirmed its employees had spent most of the day rummaging desperately through the miles of shelves in the company’s massive 700,000-CD storage facility in search of a track to appease the increasingly fickle Lipton.

via Desperate Pandora Employees Scrambling To Find Song Area Man Likes | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.