Friday, September 22, 2006

Playlist Cheese

I had set up Kopete, the instant message program I use for, well, instant messaging, to display the music I was listening to.

It seemed like a good idea at the time, until it became apparent that my playlist is way too cheesy to announce publicly. Having it revealed that I have Technotronic on my computer is just way too embarrassing. So far nobody has found out about my secret collection of Roger Whittaker, but I'm not going to take any chances.

Disabling that feature hasn't saved me from embarrassment, though. I had my iPod on when I came in to work today, and somebody asked me what I was listening to. I'm about 6' 4" tall, and just shy of 300 pounds. I couldn't tell her I was listening to Frou Frou. I told her I was listening to Satan's Hate Squad. She looked at me oddly and walked away nervously. No, that didn't really happen. I told her I was listening to Frou Frou. She looked at me oddly and walked away nervously.

2 comments:

Diane Kristine said...

Heh, I miss knowing what cheesy music you're listening to, randomly interspersed with inappropriate smilies. I was going to ask if Kopete is better than Trillian, but I see it's for Linux geeks, right?

Steve said...

If by "linux geeks" you mean "cool, suave people who use linux" then yes, it's for linux geeks.

If you really want open source IM goodness for Windows Gaim is available and worth a try, but if Trillian is working for you and you're happy with it there's no real reason to switch.