Sunday, June 28, 2009

What's in a name?

"What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
"Not if you called them 'stink blossoms'."

-Lisa and Bart Simpson

I need a name for this site. I'd like to get a domain name that matches what this site provides, but I can't think of anything that's quite descriptive enough.

SF Shows? Well, that could mean anything. I could be talking about sitcoms filmed in SF (Full House is the only one that comes to mind, any others?).

Anyway, let me know if you have any ideas. It should be somewhat descriptive, unique enough to remember, and available as a domain name.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Outage 6/26

Sorry about the outage on Thursday 6/26. I didn't check the site all day and didn't realize it till much later. Turns out one profile was throwing an error. I think myspace had updated something and the script was no longer able to parse it. I had run into problems before with newer myspace profiles. Anyway, I just removed the profile from the list for now.

Myspace is such a pain.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SoCha and Rev, still no Amnesia

SoCha and Revolution Cafe have been notoriously hard to scrape data from. They hand post their calendars on myspace and tend to be really inconsistent with formatting. No offense, Socha/Rev.

I know the new booker, Aaron (from Rupa), and I'm nagging him about switching to google calendar. Hopefully he does it! It will be easier for everybody.

In fact, I already started the google calendars for him because I'm neurotically productive like that (in short, disparate bursts).


I entered the calendars through july, so they will be showing up now. I don't expect I'll maintain them too religiously, so hopefully someone will pick up the slack.


As for Amnesia, they changed something and now it doesn't work. Sad. I need to have a word with them and see if they will do the same.

Also, look at their calendar color scheme for this month:

Seriously? Oww my eyes.

Blog time

I'm going to start keeping a blog about the site because sometimes stuff comes up.

Such as: "why the hell is Jimmy Sweetwater playing the same show 11 times today?"

I don't know the answer to that question, actually. For a couple of days there there were duplicate calendar entries coming from myspace. Myspace is a freakin' nightmare to work with. I hope I never have to look at the source html for a myspace site again, but I know that's a pipe dream.

The problem magically went away today, so I'm going to go ahead and call it fixed. That's how I roll.