Easy batch-conversion of flac to mp3

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After getting a new mp3-player (the iAudio D2 from COWON) I wanted to find a quick and easy way of “tagging” and converting a number of albums that I had in flac-format (or mp3) into mp3 of a certain bitrate. My goal was to just browse through my collection, and touch a file inside a directory if I wanted to convert it. When I was done with the touching, I’d just fire up a small script that did all the work for me, while I was doing something else. Here’s what I came up with.

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Airport security, and then some

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So, what’s the deal with the airport-security? From what I hear, it’s supposed to be the same in all of Europe, yet every single time I travel, the security-guys tell me different things!

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Katzenjammer at Rockefeller, january 23rd

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WOW! I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to see Katzenjammer again in concert since their last one  crashed with Tracy Chapman (back in october). Back then, I chose Tracy Chapman, because I figured it would be a slightly higher chance to see Katzenjammer again soon, than Tracy.. and it turned out I was right! I was at a few really really good concerts in 2008, and in my mind I have a few “winners”. If this concert had been among the 2008-ones, I think it would climb very very near the top, if not all the way. More: Read the rest of this entry…

Lucky Lips at Cafe Sør

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Tonight (december 14th 2008) I had the pleasure of seeing Lucky Lips live for the third time, this time at a cafe in Oslo, Cafe Sør. I’ve only been to this cafe once before, a few years back, and I didn’t even know they had live performances until now. More: Read the rest of this entry…

Katzenjammer at Oslo City

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The norwegian band Katzenjammer, founded in 2005, held a (free) mini-concert at Platekompaniet in Oslo City mall on saturday, october 4th. Platekompaniet isn’t exactly the ideal place for a concert, but in spite of that, the overall experience was surprisingly good (although short)!

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