flwyd: (pentacle disc)
With my final day off of the winter holiday season, I did some digital and physical housecleaning. In the one third of my desk I cleared off, I found a CDR in a slim jewel case with the following writing in sharpie:
CF 9 min
Y 40a
40b 37b

Thinking it might be some movie files or something, I popped the disk in.

In fact, it's an audio CD, unrecognized by cddb. It contains nine-tracks, ranging from 2:40 to 17:09 in length. The music is mostly contemporary Latin in style, but with random slices of other music like Pop, Bhangra, Another One Bites The Dust, and Weird Al's White and Nerdy mashed in for good measure. I can't discern any relation between the writing on the disc and the music. If you, or someone you know, gave me this disc, please let me know WTF it is.

And since surreal discoveries are best shared, you can share in my bounty. The upload is in progress as I post this, so if all nine tracks aren't there yet, come back in a bit.

Album Cover Meme

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 08:35 pm
flwyd: (requiem for a dream eye)

Make Your Own:

1 - Name of band: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

2 - Tile of album: last four or five words of the last quote on http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

3 - Album cover: third picture on http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days

4 - Assemble in photoshop or paint or whatever

1 came from Stetson University Campus Historic District. I assume the band formed while in school and wanted a name that would make people say "That's a weird name for a band."

2 is the end of "A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper." -- Barry Neil Kaufman

3 is from nikkiethh and is a great fit for the album title.

4 was the GIMP because GraphicConverter didn't have very crisp text when flattening.

Audience participation: Pretend you just listened to this album. Write a review!

Vegan Spam?

Monday, February 26th, 2007 11:24 pm
flwyd: (spam lite)
In the past few weeks, I've received a few random comments on recent posts (1 2) unrelated to the subject at hand.
Great design, useful info!This resourse is great!Keep it up!With the best regards!
Frank (not [livejournal.com profile] frank, natch)
Hello, thanks a lot, You'v done a great job.I can only realize how much time and resources does it take to create such a resource!Great work, I am impressed!
I got another one today on a sweet and geeky post not in the most recent 30, but from all the way back in 2003.
Hi! Author, I'll just agree with you.
And just cool design, interesting site name flwyd.livejournal.com :), I see you you're are not newbe. Don't stop the nice job!
This post came from According to my IP Locator Dashboard widget, that's in Jiangsu, China. The others came from Shangdong ( and Beijing (

This has all the hallmarks of spam except one: where's the potted meat? They're not selling anything. They're not linking anywhere. There's no way to contact the poster. Just generic positive comments in odd English.

I can think of two explanations:
  1. Chinese Internet users are practicing their English. They've learned some stock phrases, but their comprehension isn't very good, so they don't say anything about the content of the blog.
  2. The comments originally contained links with cross-site-scripting attempts and LiveJournal silently removed the Krusty-Os from the Spam, leaving a nice wholesome product.

Wherefore I receive them I care not, because it gave me an opportunity to read a touching post from the past. Do any of my readers have amusing examples of this phenomenon?
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