I can't work in a quiet room. I know, you would think it would be the opposite, but when the room is quiet, my mind wanders to things non-work related. Which made it hard to work in my office for a while now. I don't have an i-anything to listen to, and I get bored with the same music over and over again. Our computers have Linux on them, and I couldn't figure out how to get radio stations to work on them. This week I found a solution! Last.fm is a free online "radio station" that not only has preset radio stations, but personalizes a radio station for you based on the artists and songs you tell it you like. It will suggest other artists for you and has every song imaginable (at least that I have looked for). You can't fast forward through a song (you can skip, though), so it's not quite like owning the songs, but it is the next best thing that I have ever seen. I feel like I own every song ever written. :) Just thought I'd share in case anyone else has been having the same problem as I have.
By the way, is this not the coolest desktop background ever?