2008-03-24 Road To Peace by Tom Waits

While eating a piece of my tiroler cake 2008-01-20_Tiroler_Cake and figuring out what books need to be sent where via BookMooch, I listened to my Tom Waits collection in the background. And suddenly the lyrics of Road To Peace by Tom Waits bubbled to the top of my attention. Something about Israelis and Palestinians. I then googled for the lyrics and found the following passage at the end of the song:

The fundamentalist killing on both sides is standing in the path of peace But tell me why are we arming the Israeli army with guns and tanks and bullets? And if God is great and God is good why can’t he change the hearts of men? Well maybe God himself is lost and needs help Maybe God himself he needs all of our help Maybe God himself is lost and needs help

I really need to activate that Last.FM plugin for my SqueezeBox… My current top seven:

ArtistsPlayedThe Cure 914
Tom Waits 823
Radiohead 286
Nightwish 267
Madredeus 258
Tricky 231
The Strokes 229

The numbers are probably still ok. Must check back in a few weeks.

Too bad my iTunes Update plugin isn’t working correctly. Apparently I can’t get the CPAN module Mac::AppleScript to work. :(

I’ve posted an appropriate question on both the SqueezeBox 3rd Party Plugins forum and on the AppleScript Support forum.

So here’s what I did:

  1. cpan Mac::AppleScript – this fails with the error “/usr/bin/ld: /System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/Versions/A/WebKit load command 20 unknown cmd field”
  2. cd into the appropriate build directory in ~/.cpan/build/Mac-AppleScript-0.04-*/
  3. cc -bundle -undefined dynamic_lookup -L/usr/local/lib AppleScript.o -framework Carbon -o blib/arch/auto/Mac/AppleScript/AppleScript.bundle – that’s right, I just deleted -framework AppleScriptKit from that command line
  4. make – no more problems
  5. make test – it works! Weird, eh?

But then again, the plugin itself still doesn’t seem to work. :(

You can try cd Library/Application\ Support/SqueezeCenter/Plugins/iTunesUpdate/ and run perl iTunesUpdate.pl. No more error messages. But no success, either.


Time! Sink! Gaaaah!


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