It is hot... damn hot ... here in Massachusetts. I cannot wait for the hardwood pollen season to end so I can go out of my house again for more than 10 minutes at a time.
Random rant on: We all know it is possible to simultaneously love and hate a tech gadget. Today it is my iPod that I despise. Why? Because through an initial operator error (mine) followed by what I will call bad software design, the laptop (empty library) wiped out about 20 hours of music on my iPod. Including four CDs which I just can't find, and rather than tear my house apart, I just re-ordered. Which means of course I will find them the day after the Amazon order arrives... All compounded by the fact that I have first generation iPod with the crappy battery, and all Apple offered in the class action settlement was $50, which could not be used at iTunes. Hmm. Anyway, suffice it to say that my iPod no longer automatically synchronizes.
So should I just scrap it, use the $50 bucks toward a new player for my music and just use the old one for podcasts? Advice most welcome.
Two quick items, and more later:
Check out Bob Bly's blog-- great question about whether the Internet has killed writing and reduced literacy.
And as always, don't miss the Revenue Roundtable. Jill Konrath is lead poster this week.
UPDATE: Well, okay, Apple is on my s*** list this week, but here's the latest. First, I have 2 CDs that for some reason my CD drive can't read, but my husband's can. Bizarre-o, but you know that's where I am with this these days. So I go to the Apple iTunes store just to see if they have these 2 disks -- maybe it will be easier to just buy the damn things again than deal with all this crap. So, I need to update my info in the Apple records, and (caps intentional) THEY REJECT MY VALID AREA CODE FOR MY CELL PHONE NUMBER BECAUSE IT DOESN'T MATCH MY HOME PHONE NUMBER. So I type in the same area code as my home phone, which is wrong, and they accept it. Whoa Nelly. This is not good practice, people. Somebody needs to fix an algorithm....
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