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Philistinism

Posted on 2008.09.27 at 13:25
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Dominic Kelly - Gothtronica
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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left updated information concerning the Ampache/Amarok collaboration effort - it would appear that my information was outdated.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...

Comments:


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-09-27 18:41 (UTC) (Link)
Your lack of creativity and expression have been sadly missed. I mean, who can I plot mischief with when you're not creativity-enabled?

I feel a single tear about to be shed. Or, er, something like that.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-09-27 19:20 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I fear I hold dear your near-tear.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-09-27 19:50 (UTC) (Link)
My tear ducts leak only the finest quality near-tears!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-09-28 06:29 (UTC) (Link)
In order to be of good cheer, since there was *actually* no tears, I chose instead to indulge in good beer, which was at my birthday premier (I got smacked on the rear) so I now wait another year until I adhere to drive across town in low gear.
galinda822 at 2008-09-27 20:26 (UTC) (Link)
You are never short of creativity. When it finally does come it'll be well worth the wait.
I have faith!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-09-27 21:43 (UTC) (Link)
She was out of the house most of today - hence the outpouring.
galinda822 at 2008-09-28 00:37 (UTC) (Link)
I guessed as much.

ps: If you were in your "sanctuary" why weren't you online?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-09-28 00:58 (UTC) (Link)
I was uninspired :(
galinda822 at 2008-09-28 05:06 (UTC) (Link)
Uninspired and unmotivated is a deadly combination.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-09-28 06:23 (UTC) (Link)
Your understanding motivates me.
galinda822 at 2008-09-28 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
I was hoping I was one of your "Muses". ;)
ext_106844 at 2008-09-28 07:11 (UTC) (Link)

Amarok + Ampache

I just want to clarify a few things about the Amarok and Ampache collaboration. There is no 3rd party application involved at all. Thanks to a new Ampache API that th 2 projects developed in collaboration, Amarok 2 can browse the content of an Ampache server just like it was local content. You can read my ( somewhat old, the look of Amarok 2 has changed a lot since ) blog about it here: http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/529-Inter-project-collaboration-Ampache-integration.html

A much more recent screenshot of Amarok 2 can be seen here: http://nhnfreespirit.kollide.net/pics/Amarok%202%20screen%20-%2020080919.png ( but even this is slightly outdated )

- Nikolaj

ehowton
ehowton at 2008-09-28 07:20 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Amarok + Ampache

AWESOME! Thanks for the info!
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