The work box currently contains 3349 songs in iTunes; I have an auto-generated playlist called “Randomator” which is not actually random. It is set to pull, and then shuffle, according to the following criteria:
- 220 songs at a time
- not played in the last 23 days
- play count less than 10
- do not pull classical or podcast items
- do not pull Tubular Bells
As the play counts increase, sooner or later I’m going to run out of songs with suitable play counts. As an experiment, today I kicked the playlist up to 300 to see what would happen when I did. Answer: nothing memorable. The available tracks dropped to 299, then to 298, and so forth.
Some time before tomorrow I’m going to have to either allow the 10-count songs or back off to a 22-day interval. I think more likely the latter.