So this happened.

What is meant by "Now you have two problems"?

There is a popular quote by Jamie Zawinski:

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.


I mention this only because it gives me a chance to tell you about one of the saddest features of my Twitter feed, which is that every couple of weeks, someone out there in the dunderweb @-mentions me with this super clever new variant they've just now thought up all by themselves on either "now you have two problems" or the Law of Software Envelopment (the latter usually sounds something like "Hurf durf cloud durf Facebook hurf durf expands hurf durf git".)


Stop. Please stop.


You are making a "GOT MILK"* joke here, people. It's the Twenty First God Damned Century. It is no longer the Nineteen Hundred and Nineties. It's time for some new jokes!

(Though I did get a kick out of this one for a minute.)

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Current Music: EMA -- Marked ♬

Icecast Stream Tester

So I wrote this thing yesterday. I don't know how useful it is, but maybe it will help me figure out what's going on the next time iTunes breaks everything.

This directory contains an application for testing the behavior of various streaming-network-audio players. It creates a test MP3 stream that produces metadata in various ways, to let you see which variations work with which players.

Let me know if it leads you to any interesting or useful discoveries.

It's probably the case that this blog post is no longer completely true with iTunes 11.1.5, but I haven't tested it thoroughly. I started to do that, since I wanted to make sure that mixtape 14Ø was working properly, but then I realized, "Wait, what the fuck am I doing?" and just added support for audio mixtapes through a jPlayer popup instead, so that I don't have to care whether iTunes works. And that seems to be working, even on iOS. So there's that.

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