February 2011

Ubuntu09 Feb 2011 05:17 pm

Old school because I still use rhythmbox and metacity.  Anyway I’ve been trying to rate my songs as I listen to them since having ratings seems like a  practical thing (disregarding that they are stuck in rhythmdb.xml).  However, rhythmbox is usually underneath lots of windows and its a multi-step  process (click the window, find the song, click the right number of stars, hope I don’t notice some bug in rhythmbox) to rate the song.

I coincidentally happend to notice these big 1 2 3 4 5 buttons (near some My Favorites text) on my keyboard, a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000(!), and thought it’d be neat if I could use them for rating songs in rhythmbox.  I first checked to see if the keys were recognized by using gnome-keybinding-properties and assigning them to an action.  Come to find out they are XF86Launch5, XF86Launch6, XF86Launch7, XF86Launch8 and XF86Launch9.  I don’t know where XF86Launch 1 through 4 are.

Then I read about gconf keys in /apps/metacity/global_keybindings for run_command_1, run_command_2, etc….  I set run_command_1 to XF86Launch5 and so  on.  Then in /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands I have command_1 set to ‘rhythmbox-client –set-rating 1′.  I might be doing it wrong but now with the push of a button I can rate my songs!

Funny09 Feb 2011 01:27 pm

I enjoy watching Human Target a lot and was wondering how big Chance’s “family” is.

12:04:50 – flash:[…ents/subtitles/human-target] egrep -i “aunt|uncle|cousin|nephew|niece” *
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{23963}{24029}I think the two of us are gonna|have to pull an Aunt Linda.
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{24030}{24063}An Aunt Linda?
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{24065}{24112}Yeah, an Aunt Linda.
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{24149}{24209}Calling in the cavalry’s|an Uncle Dan,
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{57654}{57687}An Aunt Linda!
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{57716}{57761}Calling in the cavalry’s|an Uncle Dan.
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{57763}{57809}No, no, no, calling in|the cavalry is an Aunt Linda.
Human.Target.S01E06.HDTV.XviD-P0W4.sub:{57810}{57848}I don’t even know|who Uncle Dan is.
Human.Target.S01E08.HDTV.XviD-LOL.sub:{2676}{2738}You’ll be haunted forever.
Human.Target.S01E11.HDTV.XviD-NoTV.sub:{17658}{17692}I’ll be fine.|It’s my Uncle’s garage.
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:Aunt Suzy.
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:Aunt Suzy?
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:Not aunt Suzy.
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:an Uncle Andy,
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:Uncle Andy?
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:Uncle Andy?
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:Switch to an Uncle Billy.
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:Diggin’ Uncle Billy.
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:I hate an Uncle Billy.
Human.Target.S02E01.hdtv-lol.srt:is an Uncle Billy?
Human.Target.S02E04.hdtv-lol.srt:on my cousin Pat.
Human.Target.S02E07 – A Problem Like Maria.LOL.English.HI.C.updated.Addic7ed.com.srt:for a cousin Carter.
Human.Target.S02E07 – A Problem Like Maria.LOL.English.HI.C.updated.Addic7ed.com.srt:My cousin Carter would.
Human.Target.S02E07 – A Problem Like Maria.LOL.English.HI.C.updated.Addic7ed.com.srt:cousin Carter by now!

So it looks like Aunt Linda, Aunt Suzy, Uncle Andy, Uncle Billy, Uncle Dan and Cousin Carter.  I was expecting a bit more – hopefully there will be a season 3.