Friday, April 18, 2014


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Aegon on Balerion, the Black Dread


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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Eagle huntress


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Date: 4/16/2014 06:53:37

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Your HiFi links are creeping me out, Dave. I feel unable to tell where the marketing stops and the mockery begins.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


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Dining Room Brookdale Lodge CA by William Bird, on Flickr


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Sunday, April 06, 2014


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Monday, March 31, 2014


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Twin Peaks Simpsonized


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014


100,000 Scrobbles!


100,000 Scrobbles!

I’ve been using last.fm for almost 11 years now. Primarily, I use it as a statistical database of my listening habits, or at least the portion of my listening that happens on internet connected devices / services.

Of course, last.fm is useful for more than just cataloguing your listening habits. It’s a streaming radio service, a community site for talking about music and more. For me, though, it’s always been most amusing as the place where I can go to remind myself what I was listening to 5 years ago, or which songs I’ve listened to most, or whatever. For example, I found myself wondering how many songs I listen to in a day on days when I work at home. 40 lines of Python later (including whitespace 😉 and reasonable exception handling) and I had my answer.

Some facts:

  • Assuming an average song length of 5 minutes, 100000 songs would mean 49.6 weeks of continuous listening.
  • The web interface won’t show me the very first song I ever scrobbled. The earliest I can find a record of is “Lighthouse” by Amon Tobin, from May 15, 2005, over two years after I joined the service.
  • I can’t remember who turned me on to last.fm. It may have been Dan Sicko; it seems like the sort of thing he would have been all over early.
  • My 100,000th scrobble was the full 39:58 minute version of the Orb’s “Blue Room”, which I’ve scrobbled 31 times — first on the 31st of March, 2006.

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Let da riddim hit 'em


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Thursday, March 13, 2014


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Herbie w/ keytar and Apple II


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Saturday, March 08, 2014


That Is One Chilly Yak


Biggest hassle was extracting disk images in the right format. I didn’t realize Apple kept around so much of the old stuff here

VMac WriteNow 4


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Saturday, March 01, 2014


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Atlantis and Endeavour


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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Their culture


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Sunday, February 16, 2014


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A Little Ass Music


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A traveling salesman was driving past a farm when he saw a pig with three wooden legs executing a magnificent series of backflips and cartwheels. Intrigued, he drove up to the farmhouse, where he found an old farmer sitting in the yard watching the pig. "That's quite a pig you have there, sir" said the salesman. "Sure is, son," the farmer replied. "Why, two years ago, my daughter was swimming in the lake and bumped her head and damned near drowned, but that pig swam out and dragged her back to shore." "Amazing!" the salesman exlaimed. "And that's not the only thing. Last fall I was cuttin' wood up on the north forty when a tree fell on me. Pinned me to the ground, it did. That pig run up and wiggled underneath that tree and lifted it off of me. Saved my life." "Fantastic! the salesman said. But tell me, how come the pig has three wooden legs?" The farmer stared at the newcomer in amazement. "Mister, when you got an amazin' pig like that, you don't eat him all at once."