How I Bastardize Stuff
Do you really need 5 stars to rate anything? Maybe I’m too all-or-nothing, but either I like something, I really like something, or I don’t like it at all.
I have an iPod and use iTunes (although I’ve been using SongBird a lot more lately). I’ve been using those extraneous stars to wade through the 7,000+ tracks in my library and get rid of the stuff I don’t want to hear.
Ever download a CD for a wife, nephew or niece–something you would never listen to? …maybe it was even a compilication, which has now has entwined itself within your folder structure beyond repair? Or maybe you really like a single song by an artists so you download their own discography in hopes there will be more music you like? …This is what I do to get rid of them:
- = Delete every things from this artist.
- = Uncheck track in iTunes, removing it from play rotation.
- = I like it.
- = I really like it.
- = Com’mon, nothing is really worth 5 stars.
I’m introducing a new category called “How I Bastardize Stuff”.
Bastardization is a programming term; unable to find a definition for it in this context, I will attempt to define my own.
bas’tard·i·za’tion (-t?r-di-za’sh?n) n.
- To use something for other than its intended purpose.