Gone Fishin'

HEY!

I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!

10.15.2006

Life Hacks- ITunes Filter

I'm a fan of Lifehacker, another blog I haven't added to my sidebar yet- they recently posted this link to iTunes Filter- if you use iTunes and have a fairly big library with diverse stuff (I do, since all of my and Kate's discs are on there) this is a must-have.

You download the program, run it, and it compares your music to its database from all Filter users. then, in iTunes, select a couple of songs you'd like to build a mix around. Hit the black button on Filter, and it builds a playlist around the songs you selected. You can tell Filter how big of a playlist you want. It also pays attention to your listening habits- skip a song in a Filter-generated playlist and it logs that action and bases future playlists on your song-skipping.

The only con I have noticed is that it can slow things down on older machines, especially with the latest iteration of iTunes running with album art. My newer laptop is fine with this, but my 3-year old Vaio with 256 RAM doesn't always play nice with Filter.