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Change / Policy

Posted by Ad on August 21, 2011

Two things, besides acknowledging that I haven’t been nearly as much on AIM as I used to, and have been slow to respond this summer. I blame it all on it being summer. ๐Ÿ˜€

So, thing #1 – Apple. I’m starting to dislike how they handle some of their products. I went through about 150 semi-old projects I’ve made in Logic to bounce them to mp3 and see which ones I like enough to make real songs out of. Well, each bounce required at least 6 manual mouseclicks – no shortcuts. I could have played with AppleScript to get some macro going, but Logic has some inherent stability problems in that it can run out of memory and crash without any warning, so I’d rather do things manually so I know when and where things go wrong. Still, no keyboard shortcut for bounce audio? No memory as to what format I’ve exported the last HUNDRED projects as? No way of getting out of the id3-tag window without using the mouse? Stupid.

But what really bothers me is when they change stuff without giving users the option to switch to the new scheme or keep the old one, they don’t offer options for advanced users. The other day, they changed the order in which tabs open in Safari. A minor annoyance for ppl who use two or three tabs. A stupid, unreasonable change for ppl who open a dozen tabs and want to go through pages of a forum in the order they’ve clicked on them. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Offer options, sure, but don’t go “fixing” stuff just to annoy users.


Thing #2 – I removed a comment by someone who apparently runs a recycling blog or something. I don’t know if I’d call it spam, but it seemed more like self-promotion than a response to my post.ย The comment itself was short tho applicable, but it seemed like someone trying to get their search engine rank boosted. Just wondering if any readers have any option on this – should I treat it as spam or as a genuine comment? Remove link and approve? What do?

And no, this is not about politics. No Obama talk here… atm.

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Testing one-two, one-two

Posted by Ad on May 12, 2011

I have a twitter account. I’m now just testing to see if this thing connects to twitter and lets everyone know when I have a new rant or train of thought published here.

Also, I’ve been adding most of my online places to the sidebar to make sure they’re all connected and keep me somewhat high in the search engines. See some of my previous post what I hate about all that.

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Posted by Ad on October 1, 2010

No, this is not about my eating and exercising habits. Shut up. ๐Ÿ˜› I’m just thinking this blog isn’t gonna get a lot of posts unless I actually expand and not just talk about the music I should be making, but also the stuff I wanna be making music for.

In other words, I’m gonna complain about Metroid: Other M here, I’m gonna revive the whole Eberts “games aren’t art” thing (or at least Frankestein it for a little while), I’m gonna talk about storytelling, I’m gonna talk about the music industry, I’m gonna talk about the entertainment industry, I’m gonna talk about awesome indie projects and less than awesome big-budget projects…

I’m gonna talk about stuff. Not entirely sure what stuff I’ll bring up, and when, but I’ll talk about stuff.

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