September 27th, 2008

Buddy Christ


Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed; ~ Hosea 12:4

It feels like I've been held hostage for the past two days - I've been off but my MIL extended her stay until Monday. Its not that I don't enjoy her being here - there are many benefits to having her around, and I enjoy her company. However, I've discovered she's somewhat of a cultural philistine where I am concerned: She's the antithesis of my muses causing me a lack of creativity and expression when we're locked away together. She took over the master bedroom during the day, sewing and watching Supernatural, leaving me to retreat to my sanctuary - which these past two days have felt more like a prison. I've been sitting here for two days trying to find some way of expressing myself; entertaining myself. Previously this has not been an issue for me. Therefore, I can only conclude that her presence in this house disrupts my creativity.

In other news, the authors of Ampache and Amarok are collaborating on a third-party app to work in concert with each other in the Amarok 2.0 release. I don't yet know how that's going to work, but I anticipate it letting me 'browse' my collection locally through a single app, rather than building a playlist on ampache and having amarok stream it. Additionally, 2.0 is supposed to take full advantage of KDE 4.0, which includes an implementation of (read their version of) iTunes Cover Art. Provided this gets released in the next two months, I may choose to run KDE over gnome, or build out another box with KDE as its window manager...

A commenter has left updated information concerning the Ampache/Amarok collaboration effort - it would appear that my information was outdated. See below for details. Apparently, my post hit the first page of Google with "Amarok" and "Ampache" as keywords within several hours after posting...
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