For a while I was making montages using ImageMagick’s actual
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Recently I have wanted want to customize the appearance of these so I tend to write one-off scripts. I’d put them online but they really are super specific to my own uses and I like to tweak the final size so the result is somewhat messy PHP.
Yesterday I started my new annual (Spotify) playlist. The criteria for inclusion on my annual playlist is if I hear it or I like it I add it. And I keep to it all year. And once the year ends, that closes it out. I don’t mind carrying over songs year to year. Where do I hear new music? It might be on Radio Garden. It might be music in a film – Bring the Lucie from Children of Men and Benson, Arizona from Dark Star stand out there. Or it might be from a YouTube video. Or someone mentions in conversation or social media an artist or genre. I will then go looking for that and try songs related. Same album, same year, whatever. There are times I add something and it doesn’t stay on the list. The list has to be something I want to listen to again. One year I added Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” to a playlist once and it got irritating on repeated listening. So I dropped it. Regardless, as Frank Zappa said: “Music is the best.”
I first included the word “pho” in an annual playlist in 2016 and I have been doing that since then. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DID THAT. NO RECOLLECTION. Whimsy, maybe.
Yesterday, after 4 days I made a cover image for this year’s playlist:
Of course Hong Kong Phooey’s copyright belongs to Hanna Barbera. Also Scatman Crothers has always been a favorite of mine.
This year’s playlist is called “2024 Pho Phooey”:
And now, a list of my playlists since 2016, in reverse order. Just the ones with “pho” in their name.
- 2023 fee fie phō fun
- 2022 phō deux too
- 2021 faux pho foe
- 2020 me-pho-me
- 2019 phø phø fo no fanana bana bo no
- 2018 phō kay peoples
- 2017 pho is new again🍜
- 2016 pho ‘realidad
Yesterday and this morning I made updates to the Headers from the past to make them a bit more modern and scale slightly better. I’m mostly pleased. It’s a great use for Codepen to work on these one-offs. It’s fun to minimize the HTML markup. I’ve been mulling a mechanism to embed them in blog posts. But it seems unnecessary since I can link to them.
It’s a bit colder today I think.
Soon I’ll go the beach. Perhaps after some nutrition.