Daily Archives: 03/29/2005

iPod Oddities

Like most folks with an iPod, I mostly put the thing on shuffle and let it spit out 4,500 tunes in pseudo-random order. I haven’t seen anything documented, but I am pretty sure it puts tunes that I’ve listened to before towards the front of the shuffle playlist. I think it sorta stacks the deck that way. I can think of no other reason why the iTrip FM tuner mp3’s keep popping up so damn often. There’s only a couple dozen of them in there, but it seems like every sixth tune is a series of blips and beeps to the iTrip. That becomes annoying.

A couple other oddities:

  • I’ve been taking the iPod with me on my evening walks up into Yoña. Three times now the iPod has played Strange Fire just as I walk by St. Francis Church. Weird…
  • Strange synchronicity: I just finished listening to Miles Davis’ version of Concierto De Aranjuez from Sketches of Spain, and it went directly into Julian Bream playing the exact same adagio movement from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Is the iPod psychic?

WordPress Good, Blogger Bad

That pretty much sums it up. Blogger continues to choke and sputter over at my other site. I think the time has come to abandon Blogger and move entirely to WordPress. Breaking up is hard to do, but I think it’s for the best.

Anatahan Erupts Again

The volcano on Anatahan erupted again over the weekend, spewing ash high into the atmosphere. The eruption subsided quickly, but fresh lava was spotted flowing from the volcano.

I recently saw a NOVA about volcano eruptions; the program discussed a new technique for predicting eruptions based on harmonic seismicity or something. I wonder if the geologists would be interested in studying Anatahan? The darn thing keeps erupting every couple months, I’m sure scientists wouldn’t mind coming to Micronesia for a little R & R – research and reporting.

Anatahan Erupts Again

The volcano on Anatahan erupted again over the weekend, spewing ash high into the atmosphere. The eruption subsided quickly, but fresh lava was spotted flowing from the volcano.

I recently saw a NOVA about volcano eruptions; the program discussed a new technique for predicting eruptions based on harmonic seismicity or something. I wonder if the geologists would be interested in studying Anatahan? The darn thing keeps erupting every couple months, I’m sure scientists wouldn’t mind coming to Micronesia for a little R & R – research and reporting.