Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

rjbs (4671)

rjbs
  (email not shown publicly)
http://rjbs.manxome.org/
AOL IM: RicardoJBSignes (Add Buddy, Send Message)
Yahoo! ID: RicardoSignes (Add User, Send Message)

I'm a Perl coder living in Bethlehem, PA and working Philadelphia. I'm a philosopher and theologan by training, but I was shocked to learn upon my graduation that these skills don't have many associated careers. Now I write code.

Journal of rjbs (4671)

Tuesday November 30, 2004
08:36 PM

itunes light and dark

[ #22084 ]

On one hand, iTunes crashes all the time when I use it at home. On the other, it is completely awesome for use as an iPod content manager.

I just have one little problem: it uses its default sort rules too often. I have a few playlists that, when used together, make my life better.

Regular Music: genre is not X for qw(musical noise sfx ...)

Good Stuff: playlist is Regular Music, rating > 3

Four-Star Mix: playlist is Good Stuff, limit to 16 hours, choose by least recently played (yes, this gets five-star, too)

Three-Star Mix: playlist is Regular Music, Rating = 3, limit to 8 hours, choose by least recently played

Radio RJBS: playlist is Four-Star Mix OR playlist is Three-Star Mix

So, this makes Radio RJBS an awesome playlist for every day. It's mostly music I rated 4-5 stars, with a lot of 3-star songs. At the end of the day, everything I heard gets circulated out until I've cycled through everything. I used to just have the 4-5 star music, but it wasn't enough and I was getting a little tired of it. So, I added the three-star stuff and immediately noticed it was all NOTHING BUT TORI FREAKING AMOS. I was going to castrate myself in a fit of man-hate.

Then I realized that there was so much three-star music, even after sorting by least-recently played, that it was going to a next level of sorting. Since I can't specify that second level of sorting, it used its default: by artist, then by album. I had to redefine the list to have a hard limit on last play: never played to completion, then limit to eight hours randomly. For now, that's fine. Eventually, I'm going to have to start futzing with the definition again.

I need a setting that says, "limit to X units by SORT, then randomize." Still, Radio RJBS is a darn rocking station. Now, if only I could mix in unrated songs and have the iPod glow blue when they were playing, so I could rate them...

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.