Sven, Sput, Valerie, JÃ¶rg and I had a really nice day with lots of interesting talks at the Linuxday yesterday. It was nice to meet Frederik (I hereby promise to check out Parley ;-)) and others.
The slides for my talk are available now:
- Linux Spirit: RockinÂ´ in the Open Source Community: odp and pdf
- KDE 4: odp and pdf
1000 thanks to Inge for providing his slides about KDE 4. (Unfortunately I had to shorten them due to the time I had available for the talk.)
After the talks we had a nice little party and watched AaronÂ´s keynote in Mountain View. All I have to say: You rocked 😉
Back at home it was time to watch the talk by my fellow Roker Jeff. Again: You rocked and thanks for making Harald, Ian and me internet-famous 😛
As a little sidenote:
Not just since but especially after yesterday I really appreciate a community that does not give me a major headache for being a woman. Big thank you to the KDE community for being the way you are.
@ the guy in the IRC channel (you know who you are): For gods sake check if the person you are talking about is in the channel. Your comments were way off.
Planet KDE is filled with announcements for KDE Release Events all around the world already so I will add my little announcement as well 🙂
Sven, Ingo (Radio Tux) and I will be giving talks at the event at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart on Friday. Check the program and join us for nice talks and a great party.
14:45 Linux Spirit: Open Source Community (Lydia)
15:15 Linux Multimedia: Amarok â€“ Rediscover your Music (Sven)
16:15 Linux Desktop: KDE4 – Konquering your Desktop (talk by Lydia and demo by Ingo)
Hope to see you there.
DonÂ´t forget: This is the start of something amazing! Be part of something amazing! Be free!
(As always I will make the slides available later for those who cannot attend.)
One of my most loved Amarok features are dynamic playlists. For those who donÂ´t know how they work a little guide is availible.
I use a tweaked random for my dynamic playlist. Amarok is told to play music from a smart playlist which contains all the songs I rated with more than 3 stars or did not rate at all. I donÂ´t want to listen to music I have listened to within the last month. So I exclude that as well. This makes my smart playlist. In Amarok it looks like this:
And now I use that as a seed for a dynamic playlist to make Amarok add and remove songs from my actual playlist and by doing this keeping it tidy, small and going on playing music for weeks if I want it to without me ever having to add or remove songs from the playlist (great for parties btw). If I feel like playing a certain song I can of course always just drag it into the playlist and play it. In Amarok my dynamic playlist looks like this:
And this is the result 🙂
I am pretty sure others out there use even cooler and more useful dynamic playlists. Please share. What do you tell Amarok to play for you?