BEST. ASKMETAFILTER REPONSE. EVER
On March 1st, I posted a question
about how to have "recently playing in iTunes" data show up on your website if you use Windows (solutions
already exist for Mac users). I got a lot of interesting answers, and I used one suggested app, Bloglines, for a few days before it inexplicably stopped working. But then MeFite krunk
was so inspired by my question that he coded an entire freakin' app
to mine the iTunes XML file and upload a list of the latest songs you've played to your webserver. Ladies and gentlemen, meet IndieRock
, probably the first piece of software inspired by AskMetaFilter and a damn fine way to show off your listening habits to the world. Now that's
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Major, major thanks go to krunk
(a.k.a mild-mannered engineering student Robin Senior) and Bob
(whose MeFi username escapes me at the moment, sorry!) who helped beta test it with me. And to Matt, of course, who makes things like this possible in the first place. [ / sucking-up ]
The PHP code I use to format the resulting tab-delimited text file to my liking is listed on my blog
; feel free to use it or change it. I'm still trying to get it to play nicely with the MTAmazon plug-in; no luck yet. Robin says that Audioscrobbler support is coming soon.
By the way, I realized that this post could have been justifiably posted to the blue, the grey, or
the green: the blue because it's a cool new thingie on the web to look at and play with, the grey because it's partly Meta MeFi, and the green because it's an answer to a previous AskMeFi thread. Kinda multi-functional.