GOV.UK beta

When I left Clearleft in 2010, my intention was to run my own business, not take another full time job within a year. Becoming a civil servant wasn’t even on my radar. But after a 3 month contract on the prototype ‘Alphagov’ project in the spring of 2011 it felt right to be working on something that I knew by then would have a far reaching impact, and touch millions of people – even if it was in a small way for each of them. Continue reading

Many tracks fail (with no error) when importing thousands of songs into iTunes (Mac)

I recently had a mammouth clean-up of my iTunes libraries, which basically involved bringing everything together in one new location on an external HD, and re-importing 10,098 tracks into iTunes (that’s about 59GB of music).

Problem was, I ended up with a few thousand less tracks actually in iTunes than expected, no matter which obvious way of importing them I used. I had tried dropping my content into the “Automatically Add to iTunes” directory, and I’d tried dropping my content from the Finder directly into the iTunes window (each time about a dozen artists per batch, in case it failed half way through). Here’s what finally worked… Continue reading