Pull on a Hoodie and Rap Along to an Unemployed Man’s Genius – Cheezburger

For all of you still trying to find jobs. Have a read, and a laugh.

Even better, rap it out loud 😀

Warning: contains swearing (obviously)

Cheezburger.com – Crafted from the finest Internets.

Source: Pull on a Hoodie and Rap Along to an Unemployed Man’s Genius – Cheezburger

Spotify just got a lot more creepy….

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/cant-squat-spotifys-eerie-new-privacy-policy/

SPOTIFY RELEASED A new privacy policy that is now in effect, and it turns out that the company wants to learn a lot more about you and there’s not much you can do about it.

We encourage everyone to read the whole privacy policy before downloading the update or checking off the “Accept” box, but in case you have better things to do, here are some highlights from it.

“With your permission, we may collect information stored on your mobile device, such as contacts, photos, or media files. Local law may require that you seek the consent of your contacts to provide their personal information to Spotify, which may use that information for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.” – Spotify

Like a jealous ex, Spotify wants to see (and collect) your photos and see who you’re talking to. What kind of media files Spotify will collect from you is vague, and why the company needs it is unclear, but it’s doing it regardless. Also, the fact that Spotify expects you to go through your contact list and ask everyone for their consent in sharing their data with Spotify is–what’s the word? Oh yes: it’s ridiculous.

“You may integrate your Spotify account with Third Party Applications. If you do, we may receive similar information related to your interactions with the Service on the Third Party Application, as well as information about your publicly available activity on the Third Party Application. This includes, for example, your “Like”s and posts on Facebook.” – Spotify

It shouldn’t surprise you that if you connect your Spotify account to Facebook, Spotify will be able to see the information you post there. If this bothers you, we suggest that you log into your Spotify preferences and disconnect Spotify from your Facebook account (more information on how to do this can be found here). After all, Facebook isn’t all that necessary to use Spotify (unless, of course, you want your friends to know you’re listening to Owl City).

“If you don’t agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, then please don’t use the Service.” – Spotify


I value my privacy, so I’ll stop using Spotify. Bye Spotify, I won’t miss you.

Classic FM Hall of Fame

Posted my votes on the Hall of Fame at http://halloffame.classicfm.com/2015/vote/
Nobuo Uematsu

Nobuo Uematsu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Russell Brower after performance at Video Game...

Russell Brower after performance at Video Games Live in Glasgow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Love (Yiruma album)

First Love (Yiruma album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google Music

A while ago, I posted of my frustration with Google Music when it refused to download my tracks. Well, I did some digging around and found that someone had written an API to expose the Google Music backend. The link is at

https://github.com/simon-weber/Unofficial-Google-Music-API

and has spawned several other tools including

https://github.com/thebigmunch/gmusicapi-scripts/

Which is a set of scripts designed to sync, upload and/or download from the Google Music collection.

I wrote my own Python script using the Gmusic API to bulk delete albums from my Gmusic account (it’s easy to bulk upload using Google’s MusicManager, but not to bulk delete), and the gmusicapi-scripts enables me to download most of my tracks.