This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week we added a heavy dose of the 80’s band Swell Maps. Here is what allmusic.com has to say about Swell Maps:

 Noisy and experimental, Britain’s Swell Maps experienced little commercial success during the course of their chaotic career, but in hindsight they stand as one of the pivotal acts of the new wave: not only was the group an acknowedged inspiration to the likes of Sonic Youth and Pavement, but their alumni — most notably brothers Nikki Sudden and Epic Soundtracks — continued on as key players in the underground music community.

And here is a picture.

Swell Maps

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This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week we added a heavy dose of the 80’s band Swell Maps. Here is what allmusic.com has to say about Swell Maps:

 Noisy and experimental, Britain’s Swell Maps experienced little commercial success during the course of their chaotic career, but in hindsight they stand as one of the pivotal acts of the new wave: not only was the group an acknowedged inspiration to the likes of Sonic Youth and Pavement, but their alumni — most notably brothers Nikki Sudden and Epic Soundtracks — continued on as key players in the underground music community.

And here is a picture.

Swell Maps

 To listen, go to http://www.imsmarterthanyou.com and click the link in the upper right.

Last.fm vs. The Perishers

I have a non-stop stream of music that I use for my own purposes. For fun, I’ve made it available to the world to listen to. A few people do which is nice. This stream is all done using WinAmp and their Shoutcast plugin.

Last.fm is a website that tracks all of the songs you’ve played. You install their little plugin into your WinAmp and it starts tracking all of the songs and artists you’ve listened to. The best part is that you can export that data into some charts to see which artists you listen to the most. For example, here is the chart of the most-played artists in my WinAmp world:

 

Who knew I played so much Arctic Monkeys. And The Perishers? I couldn’t tell you a song by them to save my life but I bet I could somehow sing along to the whole album based on how many times that band has been played.

You can also get a list of all the tracks played since I got my Last.fm account going in early 2006. Below is that chart:

 

 

More of The Perishers in here. So that’s totally an album I know the songs too. I must since I’ve heard it so often. If you were to ask me what they sound like, I have no clue.

Here is a picture of The Perishers. They are Swedish. Good for them.

The Perishers

Last.fm vs. The Perishers

I have a non-stop stream of music that I use for my own purposes. For fun, I’ve made it available to the world to listen to. A few people do which is nice. This stream is all done using WinAmp and their Shoutcast plugin.

Last.fm is a website that tracks all of the songs you’ve played. You install their little plugin into your WinAmp and it starts tracking all of the songs and artists you’ve listened to. The best part is that you can export that data into some charts to see which artists you listen to the most. For example, here is the chart of the most-played artists in my WinAmp world:

flinchbot

Who knew I played so much Arctic Monkeys. And The Perishers? I couldn’t tell you a song by them to save my life but I bet I could somehow sing along to the whole album based on how many times that band has been played.

You can also get a list of all the tracks played since I got my Last.fm account going in early 2006. Below is that chart:

flinchbot

More of The Perishers in here. So that’s totally an album I know the songs too. I must since I’ve heard it so often. If you were to ask me what they sound like, I have no clue.

Here is a picture of The Perishers. They are Swedish. Good for them.

The Perishers

This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week, The Sound are being featured. The Sound are an early to mid Eighties band that get lumped into the same pool as Echo and the Bunnymen and Joy Division. I’ve never really heard them, so that should all change this week.

The Sound

 To listen, go to http://www.imsmarterthanyou.com and click the link in the upper right.

This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week, The Sound are being featured. The Sound are an early to mid Eighties band that get lumped into the same pool as Echo and the Bunnymen and Joy Division. I’ve never really heard them, so that should all change this week.

The Sound

 To listen, go to http://www.imsmarterthanyou.com and click the link in the upper right.

This week on I’m Smarter Than You Radio

This week, Siouxsie and the Banshees are being featured. I never really listened to their albums so putting several of them into the mix will get me more aware of what they were doing back in the day.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

 To listen, go to http://www.imsmarterthanyou.com and click the link in the upper right.

Dear Websites who offer downloads:

Please stop with the automatic downloading of a file I’m getting from your website. It doesn’t work due to this message:

Just give me a big fat button called “Click here” and I will do so.

Thank you.

David Bowie…

…was way more influential to music in the ’70’s (and by association, today) than I ever gave him credit for.

Meanwhile, tiny little Kraftwerk continues to show up in more and more places as an influence. David Bowie admits that he was influenced by them on his Low album which influenced countless bands (Joy Division, to name one).

This makes me think that Kraftwerk may have been the most influential band in the history of the world not named The Beatles.

Dynamically Editing Cisco ACL’s

This has been around a while, but I only ever found out about it a few months ago. There aren’t a ton of obvious articles about it on the Internet so I’m writing this mostly to have something for my own personal reference.

 In short, do a “show access list XXX” to print out the access list you want to edit.

 Next, go into config mode and type in:

ip access-list ext <XXX>

You now get a new prompt in your config mode (config-ext-nacl). From here, type in the sequence number you want to assign to the new ACL line. A sequence number is basically a line number and this number tells the router where in the access list you want to place this new line. Remember the first step where we showed the access list? The numbers to the left of the access list are the current sequence numbers. So if you want to add a new line between lines 20 and 30 you would enter the following:

25 permit ip any any eq telnet

Type exit twice (or ctrl-Z) and type “Show access-l XXX” and you should now see a sequence number 25 which has been added to the active ACL.

To delete a line from an ACL, you basically do the same thing as above. Once you get to the (config-ext-nacl) prompt, just type no XXX where XXX is the sequence line number you want to delete. So if we want to delete the sequence number 25 that we added above, we would type in:

no 25

That’s about it. If it doesn’t work for you, make sure you’re running a fairly recent release of IOS.