Monday, 24 December 2007

5 stars?

I've just started using the rating facility in iTunes.

Having only 5 stars to dish out makes it hard to differentiate levels of like or dislike when it comes to music, but I am going to have a go. And before you say it, yes I know you can give half stars or even percent ratings, but they are no good for smart playlists etc, so I won't bother.

So here is my scheme (for my later reference as much as for yours):

  • 0 stars - I haven't got around to rating this one.
  • 1 stars - I would have deleted this song from my library, but I want to keep it for completeness' sake (eg as part of a soundtrack)
  • 2 stars - I can handle listening to this song every now and then
  • 3 stars - I like this song.
  • 4 stars - I really like this song. It is perhaps one of my favourites from one of my favourite bands or just a standout song on its own.
  • 5 stars - You should like this song, and I am willing to fight you to convince you of it. I could listen to this song over and over again all day.

PS I'm only using iTunes until Amarok releases its Mac OS X port, so perhaps I am wasting my time anyway!

Friday, 21 December 2007

Pot, meet kettle

The only issue I've got with cricket at the moment is that Australian people and administrators and ex-players and ex-coaches, a la John Buchanan, have got to stop the arrogant mindset that Australia is so much better than anybody else
Well said Shane Warne. Who's the goose?

Thursday, 13 December 2007

What a galah...!

Meet the galah that was hanging around our house last week.

The silly thing would not leave. For a few days it hung around on our car, our fences, our roof, the clothesline and even spent an hour or two pecking the life out of the flywire on the front door!!

After speaking the the shire ranger, then CALM and then finally the pet shop, Linda managed to catch it and take it to the pet shop. Given how tame it was, I would imagine it was an escaped pet rather than wild.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

New (no) theme

If you just came back and wondered what is wrong with this site...

I have decided to work on my own wordpress theme (technically a css-skin for the Sandbox theme) and I am just starting from scratch. So for a while it might look a little plain, but everything will still be readable. I know a real web designer would have done all of this off-line, tested thoroughly and then uploaded, but not me.

I think I will start with column layouts and then work from there.