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There’s a cool program, for Mac and PC, that lets you see my iTunes library and listen to songs from it.  It’s called Simplify Media.

With it, you can share your music with up to 30 friends.  So far, I have about five friends (not in life, I mean with this iTunes sharing).  And as long as my computer’s on and SM is running, you can browse and play my music, and I can do the same with yours.

Simplify makes its money,  it looks like, by showing a small window with links to buy the album you’re currently listening to.  Which kinda makes sense: I might like one of your songs, and this is a handy way to get it.

As with all Internet things, I guess the drawbacks would be security and privacy and bandwidth: i.e. there’s a chance that this software will open you up to hacking, and there’s a chance that simplify media are pond dwellers who will steal your watch, wallet and identity.  And if I’m letting you listen to my music, I’m of course letting you use my bandwidth.  But I’ve got bandwidth out the wazoo (not in; my wazoo is simplex) and I don’t mind you seeing that I have 15% Depeche Mode in my library.  Ask Susie about that one.

Anyway, if you’d like to see what music I work to, download it and let me know, I’d be happy to add you. I’m nep if you want an invite.

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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