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Cosmo King
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Lived in Onancock, VA
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How the heck did Spotify get access to so much music without developing the most basic playlist organization and features:
no grouping by genre (and a bunch of other stuff)
no playlist dedupe
no suggestions of similar music
no autocomplete in the dialogs
no 'smart' playlists
sorting is awkward (not always contiguous results)
sort by popularity?
search for genre within the library?
search within a playlist?
nested playlists?
drag & drop one playlist to another (with dedupe of course)
auto-name playlist usually fails (should just take a guess)
needs google+ sharing (hello!)
should be able to browse popular playlists right inside the app (not on a website)
ability to 'follow' someone else's music stream (everyone is a dj!)
'top lists' are just top 40 pop stuff... how about top music for ME!

The biggest thing to get used to is probably not owning the music whatsoever, but with such a vast repository I could probably forget about that. If they can add some basic features, owning music might not seem very important at all, and iTunes' $1 per song might seem even more outrageous than it already is...
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Ya, i feel the same way.. lack of 'smart' playlists really bummed me out about it. I pretty much rely on pandora, or a genius-list of my local stuff now-a-days
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For the noobs. Feel free to share at will.

Created by +Simon Laustsen. Props.
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Thank you, Cosmo, I share it.
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Saw this parked near the office.. KISS Bug!
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haha awesome
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Ben Huh originally shared:
 
Which one of these is not like the other? (Graphic by +Oliver Uberti)
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and more raw veggies, less processed foods......
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Coding friends - has anyone used swig to generate bindings from C to Python? Curious about your experience
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Cliff Mass is hilarious... and a damned good weather man!
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Such a gloomy day Rocky wouldn't even leave his INDOOR dog house...
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It is a place of peace and tranquility, but woe to him that sticks his hand in the dog cave...
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The on-flight entertainment on our cross-Atlantic Airbus was pretty buggy. It was pretty refreshing when it finally crashed to see a non-BSOD kiosk death.
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Hopefully the same vendor didn't provide the flight systems.
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Does anyone else notice "People who've Added You" != "Have you in Circles" ?
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Yeah, that can be very useful. I am probably going to have an "UGH" circle at some point. Hey I'm on here, and I'm not ..... oh wait, I AM a bit of a nerd, aren't I?! :)
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Google+ 's video sharing is still pretty rough... I can't find a way to simply take an already uploaded Picasa video and post it to my stream. Though if you comment on it in the right way it will magically appear in your stream, but won't actually play. Uploading multiple videos manually gives pretty wonky results as well.

If anyone has found a decent way to link to picasa videos please let me know...
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If I 'share' with an email-only friend in my circle does that mean they get an email ? Hmmm, don't want that feature.
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Good for Google, sucks for you ;)
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  • Isilon
    Engineer, 2005 - present
  • Pogo Linux
    Engineer, 2003 - 2005
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Onancock, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Norfolk, VA - Harrisonburg, VA - Hong Kong, CN - Seattle, WA
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If you're not sure you have the right Cosmo, well, when you find him let me know!
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Non-repentant East Coast expat, I break things, build things, and fix things as frequently as possible.
Education
  • James Madison University
    Computer Science
  • Old Dominion University
    Computer Science
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