So I've just started re-archiving all the CDs I have here as .flac instead of .ogg (this didn't seem important when I had $50 speakers, but now I have several hundred $ worth of headphones, it is). Half way through, though, I decided I also wanted to replace the .oggs on my Neuros with higher quality versions. Re-ripping the CDs to .ogg seemed a bit silly and long-winded - surely there must be a way to go direct from the .flacs to the .oggs? Of course, writing a little bash command to do it via flac and oggenc would be fairly trivial. I'm lazy, though. And it would be _less_ trivial to preserve all the tags. And it just felt like an itch that someone _must_ have scratched before. So how do you Google it? It's not immediately obvious; running all the immediate ideas (ogg flac converter, etc) through my mental pre-google filter it was obvious they were likely to return a lot of chaff. So I had a geeky thought moment. There's a kind of de facto naming convention on *nix for little tools to convert anything from one format to another: foo2bar. So instead I Googled flac2ogg. And my geeky brain was rewarded; I hit this fairly good Python script right away. This is one of the many leaps geeky have been trained to make, and the other 99% of brains don't... In other news, I had an absolutely crazy night playing pool. We usually go out to a local bar (Numbers) on Saturday nights; my partner drinks and plays the little touch-screen video game machine, and I play pool. It's a winner-stays-on system, and I usually wind up getting maybe three or four games a night, winning half of them. Tonight I had a crazy fourteen game winning streak. It only ended when I made a crazy shot on my final ball, taking it all the way along the long rail on a sixty degree angle shot, but brought the cue ball back across the table and nudged the 8 into the centre pocket on the same shot. Otherwise I would've still been on the table, I think. Just a charmed night. Heh.