June 24th 2006 Posted at Music
Is it really that difficult? I mean, musicians who publish their music under a CC licencse as MP3 on the internet do have some technology affinity, right? So why is it that most of the music I recently downloaded from CC Hits does not have any – or at best incomplete – ID3 tags?
Thanks to ID3 Tagit – a smart tool which can extract relevant tag-information from various sources as well as allows bulk editing – I was able to tag most of the missing information. But I still wonder why the artists don’t do it, since it is supposedly in their best interest.
For those of you who don’t know CC Hits – go have a look! It’s a whealth of great free music. Along with my other favorite Magnatunes it gives me a superb choice of fresh sounds. Here’s a small list of new bands and musicians I found via CC Hits:
June 16th 2006 Posted at General
We had a public holiday yesterday so I did some cleanup at home. It turned out that I had two identical CD’s teaching “Progressive Muscular Relaxation” and a beta CD of the new Microsoft Office which was in a magazine a few days ago. I took them both to work and put them on the table in our kitchenette – that’s the place were surplus stuff, flyers etc. are placed for anybody to take with them.
As of this lunchbreak, the health-CD has found a new home already. The Office-Beta CD lies untouched…
Update June 21: … and lies untouched…
Update June 22: Yeah! I just returned from my lunchbreak only to see that one of my colleagues from Sales took the CD…
June 15th 2006 Posted at General
I have the advantage that I can ride to work by bicycle. When I first came to this town almost two decades ago, it took me only a week to buy myself a helmet, since the traffic seemed pretty suicidal to me. Over the years I had several helmets and learned a few lessons (never again a black helmet since it cooks your brain, and never again one without a shielding net to prevent little buggers from stinging your scalp). The other day, I had to go buy a new helmet since the ribbons on the old one broke free. After I made the payment the shop owner handed me a little sticker to put my address and other personal data in. I looked puzzled until he said that this sticker is to go inside the helmet so in case of an accident I can receive quick help and proper treatment in case of a transfusion. Click on the image above to see a closeup of the sticker. This makes perfect sense to me, so my advice to anyone using a helmet is to paste a similar sticker inside. And to the ones not using a bicycle helmet: please reconsider! It’s cheap (I payed about 50 €), they are lightweight nowadays, and it adds a significant saftey zone for your head.
June 10th 2006 Posted at General
I’m looking for people interested in the following positions:
- Graphic Design Internship
Starting at September 1st, there is an opportunity for a young person interested in graphic design and media design to take part in the daily business of an inhouse marketing department. We do not expect interns to make coffee, but we look forward to people interested in “real life” work. The duration of the internship is not fixed – we have good experiences with 6 months but can arrange shorter or longer interships.
- Typo3 Freelancer
I’m looking for a flexible freelancer experienced in Typo3 template design and Typo3 extension development as well as in PHP and MySQL in general. Work assignments will be on a project basis, some inhouse work might be necessary.
Applicants from the greater Aachen-Cologne-Düsseldorf area preferred, but the Dutch and Belgian vicinity is invited to apply as well as long as German and English language skills are above-average.
I’m looking forward to your applications!
June 6th 2006 Posted at General
Nice date for a blogging entry…
Update: I was informed that this date and the (invisible) timestamp has a certain meaning for the followers of the occult. This was of course not my intention for posting it. It was the beauty of the numbers itself.