Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Transitioning From Blosxom to PyBlosxom

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I’ve changed the software that serves this weblog. If I’ve done my job right, most readers won’t notice much of a difference.

read more after the break...

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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Aegon on Balerion, the Black Dread

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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Eagle huntress

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014

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Dining Room Brookdale Lodge CA by William Bird, on Flickr

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014

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Twin Peaks Simpsonized

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Tue, 25 Mar 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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Thu, 13 Mar 2014

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Herbie w/ keytar and Apple II

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Sat, 08 Mar 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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Sat, 01 Mar 2014

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Atlantis and Endeavour

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014

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Their culture

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Sun, 16 Feb 2014

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A Little Ass Music

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014

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Huskies

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014

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Victorian House With Spaceship

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