…really, I am serious!
I always knew: In reality I am different, I just don’t have the time to be it. 😉
Pls, comment with your result…
This is a quick HowTo for installing the eAccelerator PHP cache/optimizer on a Debian system (should be applicable to other Linux distros as well).
./configure --enable-eaccelerator=shared --with-php-config=$PHP_PREFIX/bin/php-config
chmod 0777 /tmp/eaccelerator
Now you’re done. Further tweaking can be accomplished by altering all the parameters in the php.ini file.
iScrobbler is an awesome little menubar item that submits all the music you play, to the music community site last.fm. It just sends track name, artist & album, no filename or file type. So it can’t determine if you played from an original CD or a file on your computer (just in case you worried 😉 ).
To start your last.fm experience you first have to get an account there. Easy as that!
Next you need the iScrobbler application, you can choose from two different versions:
The Beta version works fine for me (Mac OS X 10.4.8. & iTunes 7.0.2) so you might as well try it and take advantage of the added features.
Setting up the iScrobbler application isn’t much of a big deal and I trust you to find out how to do that yourself 😉
The tricky part was finding out how to get iScrobbler to also “scrobble” the tracks I played on my iPod. I say “finding out” was hard, because the instructions delivered with the program aren’t that clear, but once you figure it out it’s actually quite simple. I’ll try to sum up in a few steps how I think is the easiest way to accomplish that.
So much for that but one big caveat remains:
You have to “scrobble” the tracks you played on your iPod before you play any other music in iTunes!
This is due to some obscure policy by last.fm that only accepts track submissions in the order they are played, for whatever reason – I’m sure they have a good one 8)
If you’re interested check out my profile and see what I’ve been listening to.
There’s also a good iScrobbler support group in last.fm that’s worth checking out if you run into problems or want to check for program updates.