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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Positive Article about the Insane Clown Posse?

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Trey Baird over at Swollen Thumb wrote an article about the accomplishments of the Insane Clown Posse that's actually positive! He writes:

The number one reason for ICP’s success was their determination to succeed. They simply made failure out to NOT be an option. Because no record label would sign them, they created their own label, Psychopathic Records. They woke up every single day, and made their career the most important thing in the world.


It's a great article that anyone with a dream should read, even if you hate ICP.

A Thoughtful Look at Insane Clown Posse [via Faygoluvers Heaven]

Monday, February 23, 2009

Last.fm says "Techcrunch are full of shit"

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On Friday night, Techcrunch posted that Last.fm handed over user listening data to the RIAA. Not much evidence was provided, but with the popularity of Techcrunch, it can be assumed that Last.fm would take a hit to its user-base (even if the story was untrue.)

But Last.fm wasn't pulling any punches when they stated today: "Techcrunch are full of shit."

A few things to consider:

a) Last.fm giving the RIAA any information that could link users to certain tracks, aside from Last.fm usernames, would be suicide for the company.

b) You're an idiot if you scrobble leaked tracks.

c) Scrobbled tracks are public! Anyone can see them, genius. Just pick an artist and click on "Listeners", no need for Last.fm to give them anything else.

I seriously doubt Last.fm would risk their userbase, even if they are owned by CBS.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Last.fm foobar2000 Configuration

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Lately I've been working on a new foobar2000 configuration based on my renewed love for Last.fm. It's coming along surprisingly well (most of my projects are forgotten long before completion). I can't guarantee I will ever actually finish it (or post it for that matter), but here is a screenshot of what I've got so far.

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