Back in June, Apple Music was born. […] It was free for the first three months […] Whether you’re loving the service or not, there’s good chance you may have forgotten that you entered your bank details when you signed up, ready for the paid subscription to start of 30 September. Here’s how to stop the automatic monthly payments. Only if you want to of course. (source: BBC Newsbeat)
Isn’t it ironic (really) that a company that prides itself in the simplicity and usability of its products, requires users to jump through hoops to disable automatic payment?
So I’m a Wordfeud-addict (you know, Scrabble without the TM infringement) and the game is down since this morning. Their Twitter-account reads;
#Wordfeud servers are going down for maintenance around 06:00 CET. We expect 2-3 hours of downtime.
This message is 9h old but still no Wordfeud, so they must be facing major problems. Which begs the question; is Bertheussen IT into server-technology? And wouldn’t they invest more if paying customers could simply stop paying if service-level became too bad instead of paying a one-time fee?
One of the best TV-series I saw the last couple of years is definitively Treme, set in New Orleans post-Katrina. Treme tells stories about people, inhumanity, dignity, resistance, death, individuality, fun, the Creole melting-pot and off course about jazz in almost all of its guises. And it has guest appearances by Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and many others.
You could watch below trailer, but you really should watch the entire series instead!
Zet een piano in een station en je hoort vooral amuzikaal geklooi van een hoop balorige tieners. Tot één van hen echt begint te spelen (ik denk uit “The Piano”, beluister hieronder) en dan wordt iedereen stil. Kippenvel!
Michael Nyman - The heart asks pleasure first ("The Piano" theme)