Deezer, a streaming music platform

I’ve discovered another streaming music platform, Deezer. You can listen to music for free searching through their available tracks and create playlists once you’ve registered. You can even upload your own MP3s to share them.

It is not a brand new platform as it was formely known as Blogmusik, but it had to be shut down in March ’07 because of the SACEM. It was re-opened one month later. On the 22nd of August, Deezer announced to have a settlement with the SACEM and other music copyright holders, and that new deals are to come.

I don’t understand (yet) the origin of their tracks: is it only made of users contributions or more ? I admit I haven’t looked at all the details. There is a page dedicated to questions. Maybe you can start here.
Based on various news and the official web site:
  • it is legal and free of fees, the business model is based on ads; by the way, a "big button" proposes you to go on iTunes to order the current track;
  • it is streaming only, you cannot download music nor store it on your computer;
  • you can upload your own MP3s, set some playlists, share both of them;
  • it uses Flash;
  • you can add two different widgets to your web site: one proposing one of your playlist, one proposing a specific track.

Spider Cochon

Ma tendre et douce m’a soumis l’article suivant, d’actualité en ce mois d’août, histoire de plaisanter :
« Spider Cochon, Spider Cochon,
il peut marcher au plafond !
Est-ce qu’il peut faire une toile
Bien sur que non, c’est un cochon.
Prends garde... Spider Cochon est là ! »

Proposer le texte français tout seul, c’est un peu léger, n’est-ce pas ? On enrichit tout d’abord avec la vidéo VF :

Ensuite, on complète avec la version originale :
« Spiderpig, Spiderpig,
Does what ever a spiderpig does.
Can he swing, from a web ?
No he cant, he’s a pig.
Look out, he is a spiderpig »

C’est pas pour rien si j’ai mis le libellé fun . . .

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Spam topics

Today, I was cleaning some mail servers’ queues, deleting as much spam as I could in a reasonable amount of time and effort.

"As much" means several thousands per server and "reasonable amount of time and effort" means no more than 2 or 3 hours (doing other stuff at the same time).

Ok, you will tell me "hey guys, where have you been for the last couple of years ?" Most of the spam I’ve quickly identified, targeted and deleted was about:
  • sex (get a bigger one and so)
  • congratulations for being the winner of a game you have never participated to (lottery, heritage, ...)
  • assistance requests
  • urgent ! things

So, here again, yes, spam stuff is around sex and money.

Yeah, I know this for a while. I personally receive thousands of spam each month (just a few missed, hopefully). But well ... really seeing this in from of your eyes, make you wonder a little bit more about our world.

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