6 Feb 2002 wwwwolf   » (Journeyer)

Last night I was, obviously, lying in my bed.

Listening to stuff with XMMS.

And then I noticed I had put to the gigantic playlist of mine a piece of instrumental music that I had not heard before.

So, I just had an idea.

I jumped up, wrote a small Perl script that takes the song title from the XMMS-Infopipe and feeds it to Festival.

Then I bound the script to a button on my remote control I use to control XMMS.

So now I don't need to get up to see what the hell is the name of the song that is playing! =) Strange ideas in the middle of the night.

A friend told me someone had written something similar for iTunes in Applescript. Well...

Uh, it's nice to see that when I write Perl at four o'clock in the morning, I still include "use warnings; use strict;" - those are the sort of things everyone should have in their reflexes =)

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