Posted in October, 2010

Pure fantasy. (via)

As it stands now, the Last.FM iPhone app only scrobbles your music when you connect it to iTunes and sync, as opposed to syncing it live, over the air. This has always been because Apple forbid 3rd party apps to run in the background, but the new iOS update added multitasking.

So, why has the Last.FM iPhone app still not updated? From what that Apple page I linked to says, Pandora can play music in the background. Has Last.FM abandoned their iPhone app?

Happy Cog just launched their blog, smartly titled Cognition. A key difference from most blogs, however, is that in order to comment, you must reply via Twitter.

Kids today are more likely to respond to a blog post on Twitter than in the article’s comments section; so we’ve collocated our comments on Twitter. Share a tweet-length response here, and, with your permission, it will go there.

Here’s the thing, though: I don’t have a Twitter. I don’t want a Twitter. I will never, ever, fucking want a Twitter. Please understand this, and realize that there’s still 0.1% of the world, myself included, that don’t use Twitter, and would prefer not to be forced to signing up for one just to comment on a blog.

I don’t see why Happy Cog didn’t just offer regular comments instead of a tweet — you can even keep the length requirement, but just post it directly to the site. Their only other alternative is writing on your own site, which I’ve been forced to do.

So here’s my original comment:

I can’t find a link back to the blog from the Happy Cog website… I’ve tried and tried but even the sitemap has nothing. An oversight, perhaps?

I lost the exact wording since I hit “don’t,” which I thought meant it would just post to the site as opposed to tweeting it. As it happens, the original comment was exactly 140 characters…

God damn, I hate using the word “tweeting.”

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