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From the talk page for Yeezus on Wikipedia, about how a song is credited as (featuring God):

And what source, other than Kanye himself, indicates “God” is featured on the album? That would indicate there is proof that “God” exists, which is a debate that shouldn’t even exist here. Why is “featuring God” allowed? — Erroneuz1 (talk) 00:19, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

That’s how it is on every store, digital and physical, so that’s how it’ll stay. Distortiondude (talk) 01:51, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Still not seeing how that makes it acceptable to list an entity which may or may not exist, and as such, is not a provable contributor to the track. — Erroneuz1 (talk) 04:16, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

That’s not even all of it. Wikipedia bureaucracy is such a clown car full of fuckery that takes itself way too seriously.

iTunes 11 was released today, and seems to have made at least one major feature change: iTunes DJ is gone, replaced by a new feature called Up Next (the small dialog box open in the screenshot above).

How it works:

  • Everything has a little arrow button that lets you Play Next or Add to Up Next. This button shows up for albums, individual songs, playlists, artists, and so on.
  • The Up Next dialog box is opened by clicking on that “list” icon in the right side of the player area, or by pressing Command + Option + U on the keyboard.
  • There, you can see previously played tracks, delete tracks from the Up Next list, rearrange them, and so on.

When I realized that iTunes DJ had disappeared, my first thought wasn’t good. But after using the Up Next feature for a while, it has grown on me a lot. I actually think it’s a much more streamlined implementation of the feature than iTunes DJ ever was.

The only problem is that dialog box. It’s so small, and when you start queuing whole albums back to back, that’s only going to compound this limitation.

My suggestion: Make the Up Next feature a whole sidebar to the right on its own. This may cut into the screen real estate for the item listing, but it’s a lot better than exiling such a main feature to a small dialog box.

Apple definitely seems to be limited with screen real estate with iTunes 11, though.

Update: Just discovered something new. In the Mini Player (Command + Option + M) mode, opening the Next Up list makes it a windowed view. Pretty cool, check it out in the screenshot to the right.

Have you heard?

I quickly created a ringtone of the infamous “The Bird is the Word” video from Family Guy. I couldn’t find anything on the iTunes Store, so I figured I would just make my own from that YouTube clip.

The ringtone is in .m4r format (for iTunes); I have no clue what other phones such as Android use.

iPhone only: Download it now from MediaFire.