Chopin, Gmail, Ubuntu, Hawaii, More – Sunday Morning Buzz, September 8, 2013

Musopen, about which I wrote in 2010, has launched a Kickstarter to record the works of Frédéric Chopin and release them for free. Man, I wish they’d do this for one of Chopin’s inspirations, John Field. Anyway, just a $5 donation gets your early access to the recordings. Wotta deal!

Speaking of crowdfunding, I love the idea of a crowdfunding site just for hardware.

The latest search engine / Web property to issue a transparency report? Why, it’s Yahoo!

Oh cool! Now you can exclude chats from your Gmail search results.

Ubuntu 13.10, Saucy Salamander (or, “Something-I-Can-Spell-Amander”) has been released in beta.

Another world crisis, another round of malware. Beware of e-mails purporting to be CNN stories about a Syria attack.

The state of Hawaii has a new digitized newspaper archive — the Pacific Commercial Advertiser is now available.

DesignCrowd had its own Yahoo logo contest and got 244 entries, which you can see at that link. I kind of like the one from Lion Designs.

IFTTT has added a new SmartThings channel. I hope it works better than the WeMo channel, with which I had no luck at all. (That might have had more to do with the WeMo than IFTTT, to be fair.)

NASA is now on Instagram! Good morning, Internet…

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