Text of the Day, v1.0

Something new we’re starting up here, the Text of the Day. I will select a random text message each day from what I have received and post it here. If you want a chance to have one of your texts make it to TotD, well… text me. And make it good. Cause I don’t want to put anything boring up on here. I shan’t put my number out there for all to hear, as I don’t need my own Luke Johnson Experiment going on, but there are some other options… You can always message me on Facebook.com and I’ll get it on my phone. You can also use Twitter.

2007.02.21:

From me to Romulo:
“That’s why you wear the tight pants on stage and I lurk in the shadows wearing whatever I slept in the night before.”

The iPod Shuffle Game

Stolen from Natalie, in this game, you take your iPod (or iTunes), set it to “shuffle” and list the first five songs that come up. You gotta put the top 5, no matter how embarrassing… no cheating!

1. George Clinton – We Want the Funk
2. Crownd – We Fall Down
3. The Ambassador – Church & Parent Appeal
4. Dave Matthews Band – Bartender (Live)
5. Harold B – All I Got

Also, as a bonus to the game, tell how large your iTunes library is.

3508 songs (11.2 days)
263 podcasts (7.6 days)
2 movies (2.2 hours)
8 TV Shows (5.6 hours)
9 Audiobooks (17.5 hours)

Reply your top 5 or link back from your blog.

Thus ends the Compact Disc

I heard today in a podcast that the CD is dying. It’s on its way out. I don’t know if that’s completely true. I mean I think the audio CD is dying. Programs like iTunes and Rhapsody and even the Zune Marketplace are the future of music delivery to consumers. I don’t buy CD’s anymore unless I can get them dirt cheap… at least cheaper than I can get on iTunes. I don’t carry CD’s anymore. It’s all on my iPod. Probably, within 5 – 10 years we won’t be getting music delivered on disc.

But I don’t think the CD-R‘s will be going away soon. Perhaps it will be replaced by DVD-R as files get larger and larger. I mean, discs are way too convenient for quick file transfers. And they’re super disposable. It wouldn’t be convenient to give out thumb drives.

So, I think audio CD’s are going out, but data CD’s will be here for awhile.

Anyway, one thing they did do during the discussion is ask everyone what their first CD was.

Mine, I am somewhat shamed to admit, was purchased for me by my mom and dad when they got me my first CD player for a birthday. They got me Carman’s Radically Saved. I told you… embarrassing.

Radically Saved

On the other hand they did also get me Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Classical music is pretty good and the dynamic range is so much more stimulating to the ear than the music that is put out today.

 

What was your first CD? Leave a comment.

Nearest Book Game

Stolen from Melissa,

The rules are:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest!

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(This command actually calls groff, but tells it to format for plain-text output. Change the –ms to one of the other macro packages if necessary.) The more command displays the result of a screen at a time. Press the spacebar to move from screen, to screen or press Q when you’ve seen enough.

– Unix for Dummies