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highlights [Mar. 11th, 2001|10:22 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
highlights of the evening:

-- val made us brownies
-- watched simpsons with erik and eli
-- made hot chocolate
-- copied an insane number of mp3s from eli. soooo much stuff now, and replaced a bunch of my damaged mp3s. i've also started organizing my mp3s more and ripping more of my cds. My structure is:

By Artist/Artist Name/Album/01 - Track.mp3

And then, I have symlinks like:

By Genre/Rock/Artist Name/ --> ../../By Artist/Artist Name

This makes it easy to search by any means I want, and to auto-generate playlists for certain genres and such.

To clean duplicates I have scripts to munge about filenames and directories to determine if these two match:

By Artist/Artist Name/Track/05 - Song Name
Incoming/Artist Name - Song Name

Then, I also keep an MD5 index of each file, so I can see if I have two completely duplicate files that the above check didn't find.

I like problems like this.

Oh, back to studying. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: dpb
2001-03-11 10:33 pm (UTC)
Do you make up the error messages when something goes wrong with LJ???

What is up with the "STUPID IE" when viewing the source? [yeah I know we do weird things ,ie viewing sources of random pages, when studying for finals!]
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-03-11 10:41 pm (UTC)

Re:

The problem is that IE has its own dumb rule it made up where it'll show its own error message if the content-length of the server's error message is below a certain length.

They assume if it's less than 'n' bytes, it must be boring and generic. So, I add all that stupid IE stuff to push it over the limit.

Their message says "this site is fucked, hit reload a bunch"... that's not what I want users to see. I want to be able to explain the problem.
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From: ibrad
2001-03-12 07:32 am (UTC)
Maybe you should put a really big LiveJournal logo in there, like 800k or something.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-03-12 09:30 am (UTC)

Re:

It's the size of the HTML, not the size of the images it contains.
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From: ibrad
2001-03-12 01:20 pm (UTC)
I wasn't being serious anyway, but are you sure about that? My custom 404 works in Win IE (as in, the custom one displays, not the Windows one), and I don't think there is that much HTML. The image is large enough, though... the document is only 354 byes, but the image is 36,963 bytes. I'll have to disagree with you about that.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-03-12 01:24 pm (UTC)

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Perhaps they have other heuristics, like "does the page contain an IMG tag?"

I've never found documentation for it, and it certainly isn't an internet standard.
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2001-03-12 03:32 pm (UTC)
Actually, I am using IE 5.5 on WinNT 4 and when I go to the link ibrad posted, I get IE's vanilla 404 message, not the custom one.

I hope this is what was talked about, I skimmed the posts...
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-03-12 03:33 pm (UTC)

Re:

Ah, okay.

I think the reason I saw ibrad's was because I've turned off "Friendly HTTP error messages".
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[User Picture]From: mart
2001-03-13 01:48 pm (UTC)

Internet Explorer is the Internet!

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[User Picture]From: val
2001-03-11 10:42 pm (UTC)
Kenji was pissed that all the brownies were gone by the time he came down since he donated the eggs - by the time I remebered to grab him one all that was left was the empty pan.......so much for the person who eats the last brownie washing the pan!! :)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-03-11 10:44 pm (UTC)

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It wasn't me!!!! When I left there were still 3 in there!!
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[User Picture]From: val
2001-03-11 10:45 pm (UTC)

Re:

Hmmm....let's blame Scott.
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[User Picture]From: eli
2001-03-12 09:18 am (UTC)

Not Me

When I left there was 1.5 left :-)
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[User Picture]From: eli
2001-03-12 09:27 am (UTC)

Duplicates

Man, there's TONS of dublicates. Go look at any artist folder of any artist you grabbed albums of last night. Bob Marley, Everclear, etc, etc. You can basically just delete any songs that were previously in your folder becuase you know have them on the album.

I'm taking it that you're done? I'm going to start deleteing some of the albums to free up space if that's cool.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-03-12 09:31 am (UTC)

Re: Duplicates

I haven't rerun stuff yet.... I just copied shit and went back to studying.
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[User Picture]From: eli
2001-03-12 09:31 am (UTC)

Re: Duplicates

ahh...gotcha

done?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-03-12 09:32 am (UTC)

Re: Duplicates

yeah
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