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This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple. Creating a Smart Playlist When you create a Smart Playlist, you can choose to include only certain types of music, songs with high ratings, or songs that match other criteria. For example, you could create a playlist that's no more than 3 gigabytes (GB) in size, and includes only your highest rated jazz songs.
Why I’m Doing It: The Short Answer Many people ask me the following questions when they hear about my walk: Am I raising money for a cause? Am I trying to set a record? Am I running from the law?
The FTC just busted Reverb Communications for lying in social media. Their employees were pretending to be consumers, posting fake reviews, and failing to disclose that they were paid. Full details here.
John Perry Barlow is one of those fascinating figures that American culture regularly produces to our great benefit and occasional consternation. Born in 1947 in Wyoming, he ran his family's cattle ranch for 17 years. Unique among Equality State ranchers, his words filled the ears of millions, because he wrote lyrics to the music of his childhood buddy, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. (Among his credits are "Estimated Prophet," "Hell in a Bucket," and "Throwing Stones.") Barlow and Weir met in the early 1960s at a Colorado prep school for, as Dead biographer Dennis McNally gently described it, "boys with behavioral problems." In the '80s, Barlow became fascinated by the new world opening up through personal computers, and he helped popularize the term and concept of cyberspace.
Beltrami Accordions are pleased to announce a new addition to its already vast range of French-system button accordions. Aptly named La Petite (The Little One), this instrument launches a new series of accordions categorised as “Trad” and is born out of a need for small instruments but with a great performance. The first thing that strikes one about this instrument are its wonderful aesthetics due to its wooden finish which, available in a variety veneers, befits the traditional music ambient where practically all instruments played have a wooden finish. Secondly, the instrument weighs in at only 8.6 kg and being only cm. 35x20x40 is small despite everything contained within its meagre dimensions. Its right-hand manual has a range of 43 notes (two semitone more than a standard piano accordion!)
Today was pretty cool. Actually, as it is quarter to 1 AM as I type this, I should say yesterday was pretty cool. I was somewhat concerned it wouldn't be cool, what with having to go in to the office on my day off to attend some bullshit curriculum meeting.
I was at the gym this morning. I’ve become slightly addicted to the gym - not in the knocking off convenience stores to pay my membership fees kind of addicted, more of a twice a week endorphin fueled buzz kind of addicted. Anyway, I was at the gym this morning and I noticed that they had installed a heavy bag since the last time I was there. Intrigued, I asked the guys at the front how to use it. Yes, I know, you punch it. And to their credit, the young blokes resisted the urge to indulge in their generational predisposition to sarcasm.
By now you've undoubtedly heard that Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been extended in the US starting this year. DST will start on March 11, 2007, three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007, one week later than usual. So we get 4 extra weeks of DST. Since most of our PCs automatically update for DST based on rules that were established before this extension became law, there will be errors in time, calendar and scheduling unless you do some patching. There are 2 areas to be concerned with: Your Operating System and your Applications.
Since my last post about the spice behind Spice (and other smoking mixtures such as Smoke, Serenity Now, K2 , Sence, etc), it has been brought to my attention that some initial toxicology testing has been done on the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 . Before we get down to the details however, here’s some pretty weird background information — the sponsor and provider of these studies wishes to remain anonymous ! Unfortunately, this makes the whole thing a lot less credible, but since this is the only information we have right now, let’s hope someone else can verify these things at a later date. So far, one professor (who also wishes to remain anonymous) thinks these are real, but as of yet, no one is willing to put their name down on any kind of formal statement. If you, or anyone you know, has the relevant expertise to look over these studies, please drop me a line!
Prepared by Philip Zimbardo and Cindy X. Wang Cialdini’s Principles of Social Influence
"Why would anyone want to hear us do King Bee when they can hear Slim Harpo's version"-- Mick Jagger." Like a lot of Americans of my generation, I discovered the blues via the Rolling Stones. My grandparents bought me the first Stones album for Christmas in 1964 (I was five), and the first song on side two was a note-for-note cover of Slim Harpo's I'm A King Bee . It quickly became my favorite song.
If I hadn’t had the the opportunity to try the Lamy 27 in real life I’d probably not realized the greatness of this non-blingy little pen. It is hard to capture its greatness in photos – this is a pen that must be seen and held. Click on photos to view them in a bigger size Designed in the beginning of the 50s with a classic – yet slightly futuristic – Bauhaus touch; classical streamlined shape, rounded peep holes for checking the ink level – making it look like a mini rocket – and a semi-hooded 14 k gold nib. The shape is a forebode of the space age – as many other things designed during the 1950s and 1960s. The rounded corners of the ink windows gives it a both playful and futuristic look.
Jim Mamoulides talks about collecting vintage fountain pens, and the various models and styles produced by manufacturers including Sheaffer, Parker, Montblanc, Waterman, and others over the years. Jim can be reached via his website, PenHero.com , which is a member of our Hall of Fame . When I got my first job out of college, I did what a lot of people do: I ran out and bought myself a Montblanc pen and fountain pen set.
he marketing of the Vacumatic proved successful, and by the end of 1933 Parker sales had increased by 32%, as the company launched a major sales campaign. That year, Parker spent almost half of the money that went to advertise pens in the United States. By the next year, Parker had ads in seventeen national magazines, 155 daily newspapers and 226 college newspapers. Throughout the 1930's Parker marketed its premier line of pens not only to businessmen, but also to students, assuming that those who could afford college education's could afford relatively expensive pens.
An Indian-spiced lentil dish. Serve with a pita or rice for a complete meal. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes