The ABC overhauled DIG Jazz (now I think it's just called "ABC Jazz") and upgraded from the oh-so 2008 XML playlist to a much more web-cool JSON one.
Check out The Dilworths while you're there!
I really enjoy DIG Jazz from the ABC. The digital radio channel via the TV set-top box is great to have on in the background when working from home, or you can use the streaming versions when work pays for the bandwidth :)
One slightly annoying thing is you hear something good and have to go to the website to figure out what was just played. I de-compiled the flash application to see where it gets its information, and it turns out it is just a fairly boring XML file. Since I've been meaning to get to know PyGtk a bit better, I knocked up a simple applet that, when clicked on, shows you the current song playing.
IRC is a great way to communicate, but unless you sit around all day watching the screen or have headphones in to ping a sound when someone talks at you, it's easy to miss conversations. What I wanted was some way to pop up a notifier box at the bottom of the screen saying something like "you've got a new message". google searches for "gnome-notifer" didn't turn up anything great; except for a blog entry by Miguel de Icaza.
Looked like what I wanted but firstly it had a few bugs and by default left the message for 5 seconds then made it disappear. I wanted something that would leave the message until I indicated for it to disappear.