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interesting things [Oct. 21st, 2000|05:24 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
went to kinko's to send a fax (get an RMA number for my broken monitor). interesting things I noticed during the trip: there are tons of tow-trucks out, hauling away all the cars illegally parked for the football game. a freshman working at Kinko's asked me if I went to UW. I said yes. He asked if I knew when the next formal dance was... I told them I didn't think the school threw dances, but the greeks do. I told him the dorms try to throw dances, but nobody ever goes. He looked disappointed.... I bet he misses high-school.

I changed my Windows colors... I'm now using the "Maple" scheme, with a maroon background. I also cleaned off my desktop. But now I'm switching monitors to Linux ... can't wait until ADI fixes my second monitor.

Oh, another cool thing --- I enhanced my mp3 sorter program to look for duplicate files by both checking for similar file names (pretty flexible) and also for identical files (based on an MD5 digest) ... it's totally cleaning stuff up. I think I'm going to keep working on this script until it's flexible enough that I can give it to other people, and maybe even build a GUI on top of it.
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2000-10-21 05:28 pm (UTC)
haha
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From: evan
2000-10-21 05:39 pm (UTC)

mp3s

You could look at pyren for inspiration on the sort of file cleanup that I have to do.


There's an mp3 "fingerprinting" library that can identify songs that sound alike.

musicbrainz.org.

I've really wanted a front-end of sorts for mp3 management, because I would integrate it into dieb.

If I ever finish it... :)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-10-21 05:52 pm (UTC)

Re: mp3s

WOW! musicbrainz.org rules! That's exactly what I was wanting... kick ass!
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From: evan
2000-10-21 05:56 pm (UTC)

Re: mp3s

Sorry for the bad link. :)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-10-21 05:59 pm (UTC)

Re: mp3s

wasn't hard to fix.

that site does look cool, though. I need to write a perl module around their C library.
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-10-21 06:41 pm (UTC)

Re: mp3s

Dude... you are a perl nerd.
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[User Picture]From: sylvie
2000-10-21 05:47 pm (UTC)
ewwwwwww....windows has cooties. but when i'm using i generally make my own colour schemes. cause i tend to go for black and deep greens or purples or blues. ummm...that had nothing to do with anything. but it's my birthday, so i'm ging to pretend i have an excuse to be incoherent. yes.
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