September 13th, 2000

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Musical Tastes and Mp3's...

Well, I was sick. Quite sick. Sick at home... Will probably be sick at home today too.

I found myself running out of room on my 17 GB drive, so I spent a lot of time reorganizing the content, deleting unneeded things, etc. I have two huge space wasters on that drive... all my digicam photos and all of my mp3's. I had about 1000+ unsorted mp3 downloads that needed to be properly labeled, etc... so I spent several hours doing things like making sure naming was consistent, getting rid of duplicate, damaged, or incomplete files, etc. Now I have a relatively tidy little collection of mp3's... I even made a spiffy little list of all my MP3s (with the exception of things like German lessons, sound effects, etc.) for people to peruse. If you really need something, um... well, maybe.

That is a definite problem with Napster... too hard to find a specific user on a specific server. Really puts a crimp in community.

It strikes me just how incomplete this list of mp3's is as compared to everything that I would like... for some reason that eludes me, I don't have a slew of Tori Amos MP3s yet. Must be all those CD's I listen to instead. I should at least have "Happy Workers". Ah well...
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Kissing up to the man...

I hate to admit it, but Big Brother is kinda cool sometimes...

Case in point. For decades, Pollstar has been one of those sleazy companies behind the scenes, gathering information, tracking how concerts are selling, and basically making use of statistics to put down the little man/band... well, that sucks. But one thing that is kinda cool about it is that they know just about every touring band that is going to play anywhere near where you live... and they are letting us tap into that information on their website. Not only that, but you can sign up to get automatic notification whenever a band you like tours within a certain distance of where you live...

...so, I took that list of mp3's I made plus a few bands that kinda got left off the list and used it as a guide to set up my Pollstar account... which means less searching around and a generally more successful social life, eh?!?
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Photo of Japanese animal crackers...

tasty animal crackers teach friendly English phrases and animal names...

Here's a somewhat manipulated picture of a bag of Japanese cookies I got at Burning Man. I figured it would make for an interesting picture... The cookies were little brown animal cracker like objects with various animal names stamped on the crackers in English. (Good way to learn English, eh?) I swear that one of them (which was partially broken) was stamped with a word that looked a lot like cock.

Tasty animal crackers... go well with tea.

Take care ~ M.