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Hi. I'm Rick. I write, advise, and invest.

Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures / CEO, Secret Clubhouse.

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Two iTunes comments for the day:
1) I just noticed that while our visualizer Magnetosphere is still in iTunes, they have added three new ones in OS 10.8. Weird. 
2) In case you didn’t know, in Magnetosphere (er, “iTunes Visualizer”), you can hit command-? to get a list of commands to control it. In addition to those commands, hitting + or - increases the number of nodes, and hitting a and s increases the number of particles. I just noticed those weren’t in the list of commands. All these years and people probably haven’t known about that functionality. 
(Still immensely proud of Robert and Andrew for building this thing. So psyched it’s still there in iTunes, 5 years later. And me in my meager product manager role? Scariest legal negotiation of my life, too. Most proud of the fact that we negotiated with Steve et al to publicly acknowledge the acquisition. Not an easy thing in those days.)
3) New tip I just learned - in iTunes 11, you can easily download all of the old music you’ve bought through the years in ITMS. The other day I downloaded it all onto my MacBook, then made a playlist of hits. So many great old $0.99 purchases of one-it wonders I had completely forgotten about. Been listening to the playlist for days and it is still awesome. 

Two iTunes comments for the day:

1) I just noticed that while our visualizer Magnetosphere is still in iTunes, they have added three new ones in OS 10.8. Weird. 

2) In case you didn’t know, in Magnetosphere (er, “iTunes Visualizer”), you can hit command-? to get a list of commands to control it. In addition to those commands, hitting + or - increases the number of nodes, and hitting a and s increases the number of particles. I just noticed those weren’t in the list of commands. All these years and people probably haven’t known about that functionality. 

(Still immensely proud of Robert and Andrew for building this thing. So psyched it’s still there in iTunes, 5 years later. And me in my meager product manager role? Scariest legal negotiation of my life, too. Most proud of the fact that we negotiated with Steve et al to publicly acknowledge the acquisition. Not an easy thing in those days.)

3) New tip I just learned - in iTunes 11, you can easily download all of the old music you’ve bought through the years in ITMS. The other day I downloaded it all onto my MacBook, then made a playlist of hits. So many great old $0.99 purchases of one-it wonders I had completely forgotten about. Been listening to the playlist for days and it is still awesome. 

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    beautiful
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    Did not know about these commands, may try them out later today
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