- Synchronize from an iTunes smart playlist, and be able to play it in the playlist order
- Keep track of play counts, and synchronize that information (or at least "last play" and optionally "last skip") back to iTunes
November 30, 2010
November 29, 2010
1"Portal of Evil" TV figured out how to make the portal real, and we were able to visit the site where videos were created. So of course we all decided that we'd enter into the living rooms of the worse vloggers. Some did it to harass them, but I did it to set up impromptu social events in their homes so they wouldn't feel so lonely. I couldn't get anyone else to join in on the LAN party though.
2An epidemic swept Hawaii, in which people would get a virus which would give them a particular mania. This mania manifested itself as feelings of being incredibly hot, which would lead them to become Realtors so that they could get clients who were selling homes that had cool, dark spaces to sleep in overnight, so they'd have somewhere to nest. There were physical signs of the infection, as well; peoples' noses would get very soft and flatten, which initially led people to think it was just a widespread cocaine problem. The later stages of the disease included seizure and sprouting butterfly wings.
November 22, 2010
November 17, 2010
Since I only ever use my MacBook as a desktop I'd much rather just get a desktop computer with dual monitor outputs anyway. But there are two things that keep me using a Mac: FireWire (because even a cheap FireWire interface kicks the crap out of even the most expensive USB ones, and anyway I already have an excellent FireWire interface that I see no reason to replace) and Logic Studio, which is the only DAW software I feel comfortable with (not for lack of trying dozens of others).
November 16, 2010
November 11, 2010
The decreased activity in response to faces seemed to occur in those who achieved literacy during childhood (it was one of the only differences between them and adult learners). The authors suggest that the area that responds to faces normally expands with age, and learning to read may limit this expansion by putting nearby brain areas to other uses.According to my mom, I taught myself to read at a very very early age (she says that at 18 months I got obsessed with letterforms and reading the cereal box and so on, and I certainly remember being able to read at the age of 3 and wondering why all the other kids needed the teacher to read storytime books out loud), and I am also profoundly bad at facial recognition. So, while an anecdote is no substitute for data, it's certainly something to think about.
This isn't to say that you're going to be worse with faces if you know how to read well, although the authors indicate they're going to look into that to find out. But it does indicate that literacy involves a new specialization in some areas of the visual system, which ensure that the centers involved with processing language become just as active as if they had heard the words spoken.
Frankly, I feel that it's been a reasonable tradeoff for me.
November 10, 2010
November 8, 2010
One particularly nasty thread on the support issue also finally motivated several people (including the person who started all this) to start preferring "it" as their personal pronoun (as I have for years, at least in an online context).