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05 Mar 2014

Spam Porn

Every now and again I enjoy reading through the access logs of my server. I know this isn't something that the Cool Kids do any more, but it's soimething I've always enjoyed. In the last six months or so I've noticed a growing number of malformed entries that look something like this:

19 Feb 2014
personal: 

This morning in the locker room at work a young man using a locker near my own had earbuds on. The volume was loud.

*bump*

"Wow" I thought. "That's way loud."

*bump*bump* ... *bump*

"And familiar."

*bump* *bump*bump*bump*

And then, in a thin reedy the-sound-of-someone-else's-earbud-sound voice I heard the unmistakable:

Risin' up back on the street 
Did my time, took my chances

technical: 

I've been noticing for the last year (or so) that my iOS devices sometimes complain that a particular file can't be synced "because it can't be played on this device". When I look into the file I find that iTunes has randomly linked the file to some random other file on the NAS drive. Just weird, utterly random files. Like LightRoom preview files, etc. I spent some time trying to chase these down and relink them to the correct files, but this seemed to just temporarily address the problem rather than fix it.

photography: 

Two shattered screens in as many years. And yes, it's in a case. Evidently Kindles are simply not well suited to life in a shoulder/messenger bag.

Awesome, Amazon. Just awesome.

personal: 

I sometimes take a look at the programs I watch and the networks they're on to see if there's a way I can trim the number of useless channels I pay for but never watch. Turns out ala-carte channel buying still isn't avaiable so this usually just ends up with anger, teeth-grinding, and wondering if I'd be happier "renting" all my content from iTunes, Amazon, Hulu+ and Netflix.

None-the-less, here is the Spring 2013 edition of Shows (not yet canceled) and Networks I watch (*=I wouldn't discourage you from watching it; **=I actually recommend it):

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