You know when grown-ups tell you everything's going to be fine, and you think they're probably lying to make you feel better?
Yes.
Everything's going to be fine.

Tuesday, September 11

Life

Stupid Physical Objects

My dishwasher and washing machine have both decided to play up.

Meanwhile, though, in Happy Abstract Concepts Land, I've been playing with Pandora. I'm late to the party, but I'm not sure how long it's been available in Australia.  (Answer: About two months.  So not that late.)

The user interface is very nicely implemented - clean, simple, and functional. The one feature I really wanted, though, was a button to tell me why it chose to play a particular track.

Oh.

Why this track?

California Dreamin' by The Mamas & The Papas

Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features acoustic rock instrumentation, folk influences, heavy use of vocal harmonies, acoustic sonority and call and answer vocal harmony (antiphony).


Why this track?

I'm Happy Just To Dance With You by The Beatles

Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features pop rock qualities, rock & roll influences, a subtle use of vocal harmony, extensive vamping and major key tonality.


Why this track?

Message To My Girl by Split Enz

Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features pop rock qualities, acoustic rhythm piano, major key tonality, a vocal-centric aesthetic and many other similarities identified in the music genome project. Also you listed Split Enz in your station preferences, you goof.

Well, I might have elaborated slightly on one of those.

I'm impressed, and I do this kind of thing for a living.

So I went to download the Android app, and promptly got friendzoned.

So I thought I'd try out Spotify as well, and installed the app, and checked on the essentials (do they have Big Pig's second album?  Nope.)  and settled for the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

And then I noticed that it was importing my iTunes library.  Well, good luck little app, that's 1.26TB of data.  iTunes chokes on it regularly; let's see how Spotify copes....

Better than iTunes it seems.  Both iTunes and Spotify are showing all four years worth of audio files* but Spotify is using one-third the memory to do so.

* As in, four years of listening time.

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Monday, September 10

Life

Is Busy Today

Throws up quick video to keep readers distracted.


Knows audience.

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Friday, September 07

Life

Spring Cleaning

So I cleaned my desktop rather than my floor, but it still counts, right?
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Click for BIG FISH!

Update: Pony icons available here.

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Monday, September 03

Life

Back Later

Have to go see The Doctor.

Update: Congratulations!  It's a souffle!

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