there’s an app for that app

I’ve been calculating my iTunes spending manually, but someone pointed me towards SpentOnApps today – it’s a tool that combs your email folders for iTunes receipts and adds it all up for you. It’s a good idea, but not perfect – for starters, the total was off:

By my excessively anal retentive calculations, I had spent $1564.12 by 31/12/2010. If this app is truly calculating all iTunes receipts in my mailbox, the total should actually be HIGHER than my last count because it would include money spent in January. There’s always a chance that my own calculations are off – unlikely because I’m practically perfect, but there’s still a chance – but the fact I can’t rationalize the discrepancy gets my panties in a knot and makes me question the data.

Still, something like this could be really useful if:

  • It pulled information directly from your iTunes account instead of your email address – not everyone files their iTunes receipts religiously like I do
  • It allowed you to add multiple iTunes accounts
  • You could break data up into chunks of time – day, month, quarter, year
  • It smelled like cookies and involved a unicorn somehow

If you’re at all interested in your spending habits, it’s a neat tool. That being said, there’s so much irony in spending $2 on an app to track my iTunes spending I feel like I’m in a parallel universe or something.

It’s fun to do be anal!

i killed my funny

I survived the Mayo Experiment, but AT WHAT COST?!

The remaining mayonnaise was thrown out after I made my sandwich, and I ate my meal without incident. I didn’t even have any weird dreams or intestinal problems, which speaks loudly to either the arbitrary nature of “Best Before” dates and the shadowy conspiracy behind it or my adamantium constitution. I was hoping to at least be able to see through time or something, but nothing happened except for the apparent destruction of my ability to be funny.

I made a harmless and hilarious joke on Twitter today that resulted in someone unfollowing me because I “made them feel like an asshole”, which wasn’t my intention at all. The person’s Tweet just reminded me of the song “Last Caress” by the Misfits, so I ‘sang’ a little bit of it and changed the lyrics so it was about reading blogs. That’s it! I wasn’t trying to be mean, I was being FUNNY! Or so I thought .. apparently, not everyone is up on their Danzig and now someone thinks I am a jerk.

This morning I did a Difficult Thing, and now I feel better. At least, I did until I broke the awesome carved amber ring I got in Portland last summer .. clearly, I will have to make a trip to Portland soon to find a replacement. That is the only logical answer, right?

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