I am sincerely flattered. Sourceforge has just implemented a popularity contest which they say is inspired by Advogato and its trust metric. I'm very pleased to see more experiments in this area. A number of people have been asking for finer grained ratings than the three levels here; now we get a chance to try that out. I'm not able to tell from what I've seen whether they've done a true trust metric (with protections against spammy certification) or just a fancy voting system. If anyone does know the answer, please let me know.
Thanks to everyone for the response to the music selection ideas. The response has been positive enough to justify doing a real writeup. I'm not saying when; I have a lot of stuff to do.
I have this funny feeling that mathieu's basis for believing I'm a staunch advocate of capitalism is a late night BS session in a Paris crepière at Guadec, in which somebody was defending communism as practiced in Eastern Europe (you know who you are :). Anyway, nope. I'm definitely on the liberal end of the political spectrum, particularly for America. I'm tempted to go into more detail here, but it's not really on topic. Just wanted to avoid getting painted by mathieu's brush.
BTW, using browsers for entering diary entries sucks. I'm particularly fond of the fact that Alt-Q is "rewrap paragraph" in Emacs, but "lose all work" in Netscape. Hooray for user interface consistency!