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-= The future is bright
-
-The future of music distribution online, brought to you by Sudara
-
-Amazing: We now live in a world where 1 person, in his spare time can provide limitless distribution for hundreds of artists, thousands of songs, millions of copies. Truly, we are at the beginning of a revolution in music making.
-
-I invite you to join me in moving good music away from companies looking (still) to profit from musicians and help me to create the best damn online home for DIY / independent / online-savy musicians.
-
-== Want to join forces?
-
-First of all, talk to me. You can send me electronic mail. Sudara...at...nameofthisproject....com
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-The nameofthisproject and the production site is:
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-http://alonetone.com
-
-Here is the codebase, which is open source and open development.
-
-== Set it up
-
-You'll need to setup 5 config files for it to run flawlessly:
-
- database.yml
- amazon_s3.yml (you can always ignore this and set Asset and Pic to use the filesysem)
- basecamp.yml (for todo list, you don't need it unless you want pages/todo)
- defensio.yml (spam protection)
- facebooker.yml (for facebook app)
-
-You'll need some gems, at least:
- rmagick
- haml
- facebooker
- ruby-mp3info
- mocha (for rspec)
- googlecharts
- aws-s3
-
-If I were you, I would email me.
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+## The future is bright
+
+Amazing:
+
+We live in a world where 1 person in his spare time can provide limitless distribution for hundreds of artists, thousands of songs, millions of copies.
+
+Truly, we are at the beginning of a revolution in music making.
+
+I invite you to join me in moving music away from countless companies looking to profit from musicians and help me to create the best damn online home for DIY/indy/new musicians.
+
+### The goal?
+
+To create and run best online home a musician could have.
+
+What would make it the best?
+
+* It is easy to use (grandma-friendly)
+* It is attractive to look at
+* It provides musicians with practical, useful and inspiring tools and services
+* It does not overwhelm folks with TMI (too much information) or TMO (too many options)
+* It supports and makes it easy to navigate 1000s of musicians
+* The features are developed by the musicians, implemented and refined by the dev team
+
+For more info, visit [the alonetone faq](http://alonetone.com/about)
+
+
+### Current feature set
+
+Really, only the very basics are implemented.
+
+* Unlimited mp3 uploads for musicians
+* Creation of playlists / albums
+* MP3 streaming and download
+* Basic artist browsing
+* Tracking of listens and providing useful feedback to artists
+* Very basic commenting system
+* Extremely basic Facebook integration
+* Feeds for itunes and offsite flash players
+
+Please visit [the alonetone todo list](http://alonetone.com/about/todo) for more juicy details regarding how my life is potentially booked this next year.
+
+### Current tech
+
+* Rails 2
+* Rspec
+* LowPro and Prototype (likely moving to jquery here soon)
+* SoundManager 2 (for flash mp3 playback)
+
+### Want to join forces?
+
+First of all, talk to me. You can send me electronic mail. Sudara at alonetone com
+
+http://alonetone.com
+
+Here is the codebase, which is open source and open development.
+
+### Set it up
+
+You'll need to setup 5 config files for it to run flawlessly:
+
+ database.yml
+ amazon_s3.yml (you can always ignore this and set Asset and Pic to use the filesysem)
+ basecamp.yml (for todo list, you don't need it unless you want pages/todo)
+ defensio.yml (spam protection)
+ facebooker.yml (for facebook app)
+
+You'll need some gems, at least:
+
+ rmagick
+ haml
+ facebooker
+ ruby-mp3info
+ mocha (for rspec)
+ googlecharts
+ aws-s3
+
+If I were you, and I were looking at alonetone and wanting to do anything useful with it....I would email me.
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