• Recommended Songs -- new tool discovery!

    17 avr. 2009, 4h54m par AdriaNnLA

    Ok, so a significant part of the draw to has always been the recommendations.

    You listen to a bunch of tracks that you like and through the magic of databases, algorithms, and other listeners with similar tastes; you're presented with artist recommendations courtesy of the machine.

    Their used to be a sweet feature subset of the recommendation engine that allowed groups and other users to send you recommendations to which you could also mix in to your musical discovery journey.

    Unfortunately with the most recent 'overhaul' of the site, group recommendations went away completely and personal recommendations went to pot. Instead of being displayed on a singular page and allowed to populate a radio stream of unbroken recommendations, they now appear in your inbox where you have to sample them one-at-a-time.

    Not nearly as fun nor conducive to the discovery listening process. :-(

    I'd previously found a tool (I'll stick a link in here later) that would scrape some of your…
  • One Hundred Thousand

    16 juin 2008, 21h18m par kampf

    As I quickly approach three years here on, I also pass another milestone.

    100,000 tracks.

    The bulk of these tracks are just played while I'm at work, some at home, and others on one of two iPods I've used in the last three years.

    Being the geek that I am, I made a 15-track playlist of the top-15 tracks played to this point, and played them, in reverse order, so that the #1 track was played at track 100,000.

    Here's a list of those 15 tracks:

    01 - After
    02 - Homebase
    03 - Talk Amongst Yourselves
    04 - Intro
    05 - On My Own
    06 - Jumbo
    07 - Ataraxia
    08 - One, Two, Three (Ewan Pearson remix)
    09 - Ox Out the Cage
    10 - In A State
    11 - Ever (Foreign Flag)
    12 - Push Upstairs
    13 - So What
    14 - Organ Donor
    15 - Deep Space 9mm

    Interesting to see that my #1 artist still has less than 3000 plays. I listen to a huge variety of music, so I'm really not surprised.

    See you in 2011-12, when maybe I'll get to 250,000.