Tag itunesanalysis (5)
Christmas is nigh
Posted on 2007-12-10 10:09:00
Tags: pictures itunesanalysis worldofwarcraft
I finished my WoW arena rating graph. The neat part is being able to see statistics (we are much worse against teams with 1 mage than teams with no mages, etc.) and select criteria to get specific results.
I put some Christmas pictures up (getting the tree for my parents house and our tree), as well as a puzzle David and Miriam did. (penguins!)
Sunday we went Christmas shopping for 3.5 hours, hitting 8 stores plus the mall. It was crazy. I'm beginning to understand feeling overwhelmed at the holidays. We did get gifts for a good chunk of the people we need to, though.
I added an iTunes playlist containing the first song from every album. It turns out I rate the first song on each album an average of .4 higher (see the analysis - "First tracks" average rating is 3.86, "Music" average rating is 3.47), which I found interesting!
iTunes rating analysis! Portal, TexRenFest.
Posted on 2007-11-19 09:58:00
Tags: pictures music itunesanalysis projects links
I'm "officially" releasing the iTunes Rating Analysis after making a few last minute tweaks. Unfortunately you have to be at your home computer (or whatever computer your iPod is synced to) to use it, but you can at least see see my analysis, complete with fancy charts! Not being able to use it at work means it'll probably be significantly less popular than the WoW Frost Mage DPS calculator (currently the most popular page on my site by a factor of 2 or 3 or so), but that is OK.
We bought and played through Portal this weekend, which is a first person puzzle game and pretty darn fun (and pretty short). The end credits song is extremely cute and catchy, and it's sung by the passive-aggressive computer who's talking to you for the whole game. The song was written by Jonathan Coulton (here's his blog post about writing the song) who happens to have lots of music available for download! So I'll probably check that out this week. Edit: live version of Jonathan Coulton performing "Still Alive" - there's cake!
wildrice13, abstractseaweed, quijax, djedi and I went to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday. David and I were going to see the Bolton's renewal of vows (here are the few pictures that I took - we participated in the ceremony so I didn't want to interrupt too much :-) ) which went well except for their not letting us do it at the festival proper (the words used were "unauthorized wedding" which I found amusing), so we went out to the parking lot and had a nice ceremony. The trip back wasn't so great - we got stuck in the parking lot as everyone else was leaving and then there was an accident 10-15 cars in front of us just as we were about to get to 290, so we didn't moved for half an hour or so. Ugh.
I slept on my neck funny. It hurts.
charts and tables and stuff
Posted on 2007-11-15 13:03:00
Tags: itunesanalysis links
You are Derrial Book (Shepherd)
Derrial Book (Shepherd)
Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)
Wash (Ship Pilot)
Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)
Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)
Inara Serra (Companion)
Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)
A Reaver (Cannibal)
Even though you are holy
you have a mysterious past.
Click here to take the Serenity Firefly Personality Test
I've added a few things to the latest iTunes Rating Analysis, the most of exciting of which is the Summize-style charts! Now for each artist and album you can see at a glance the distribution of ratings. (and mouseover for the exact number) I also added the average rating of playlists, which in my case is pretty boring since most of my playlists are based on ratings. I still have some tweaks to do before it's done, but the charts make me really happy. :-)
- The Nerd Handbook - not all of this is me, but some of it definitely is. ("The joy your nerd finds in his project is one of problem solving and discovery. As each part of the project is completed, your nerd receives an adrenaline rush that we’re going to call The High.")
- How to Win at Monopoly - tables and numbers! Partially based on more Monopoly tables and numbers. (via kottke)
- Funny headlines.
I am incapable of finding colors that look nice together
Posted on 2007-11-07 10:11:00
Tags: color itunesanalysis
This is a known issue ever since I'm growing up. I'm not actually color-blind (although people who kept calling my red shirt "pink" might disagree!), I just have no sense for color. "Queer eye" my ass. Anyway, here's my latest attempt at colors that look reasonable together. (the fact that colors look very different on my Linux box at home from my Windows machine here doesn't help) I used this color scheme generator to help.
iTunes ratings analysis - what looks nicer?
Posted on 2007-11-05 10:37:00
Tags: pictures itunesanalysis projects poll
quijax and Todd and djedi and I went to Enchanted Rock on Saturday - here are pictures. I am sore and out of shape, but it was a fun hike.
My next project will be smallish - sprucing up my iTunes ratings analysis and letting people do it on their iTunes libraries. I'm starting with the sprucing up part - here's version 1 and version 2 (for reference, here's version 3 which is the same as version 1 except with darker alternating background colors):
This backup was done by LJBackup.