Check out this applet to generate a cool web site visualization: http://www.aharef.info/static/htmlgraph/
I have been using Last.fm for quite sometime now. Today I have scrobbled song number 30,000!
This is not that much actually, considering that I have missed tons because the use of my iPod shuffle is not included. Also tons of songs were not scrobbled because of the conflicts that occurred when syncing both an iPod and iPhone to iTunes… Fortunately, I have an iPhone app that scrobbles tracks directly.
Today I have been searching for some nice visualizations and statistics based on my Last.fm history.
Here is a list (compiled from various sources):
- Lastgraph 3 – display timelines, artist statistics and great posters. The posters might take some time to render, but they are beautiful!
- Musicmapper-Webservices Overview Page – a number of web services to generate statistics based on the Last.fm profile. I do not really understand the output though 😉
- Mainstream-O-Meter – Calculate how mainstream your music taste is.
- AEP-calculator – A page to calculate your AEP. Check the description on the page.
- Tools by Anthony Liekens:
- How eclectic is your musical style? – Don’t worry it is explained on the page.
- Level 2 of the muscial eclectic test.
- Compare user tag clouds – A tool to compare the tag clouds of two last.fm accounts. By the same author as the previous item.
- And another tool by this author: generate your Last.fm tag cloud.
- Last forward – an desktop application to create a visualization of Last.fm neighbours, etc.
- Last.fm tools by shoxrocks – some tools to create tag clouds, average neighbours overview, etc.
- Turn your Last.fm info into a Wordle – requires some manual copy-and-paste but I like the idea. Wordle is a tool to create cool tag clouds.
- Overview of Last.fm related visualization projects.
- … (to be continued)
Last Friday I spotted a Porsche Panamera in the wild. What a nice car.
I just need a few more euros and then…
Take a look at this cool DIY bike rack. A very simple but efficient way to store multiple bikes!
A few weeks ago I wrote about the performance of Picasa face recognition. It is a great new feature, but in combination with my library it is very slow!
I tried to change the face recognition slider settings in the options menu, but to no avail. Yesterday I searched on the Internet and on a forum someone suggested to disable the ” enable suggestions” checkbox.
I disabled it and since then Picasa is much faster, more snappy. I let my computer run last night and the amount of scanned items went from 16% to 30%!
Furthermore, it still provides me with suggestions. I do not really understand what this checkbox is supposed to do. But I can conclude that it positively improves performance!
16 October Green Day performed in Ahoy Rotterdam. Even though I am more a fan of their old work, the concert was fun.
We were standing close to the roof, but even from there the view was good and the sound was great!
I even made some (bad) pictures with my phone:
Today I noticed that the Google XML sitemap only contained all items in one language. Then I found this plugin that creates a sitemap with all qTranslate languages: Google XML sitemap with qTranslate Support.