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iPods, iPods, and iPods

iPod Resurrected

A few months ago, my old iPod took an accidental sink bath, seemingly ending its life forever.

oldipodWell, the above picture is of that iPod.  It was not taken before it took the sink bath.  It was taken early Tuesday morning after I plugged it in on a lark to see what, if anything, would happen.

The last time I even looked at this thing, the screen was dark and it would not even acknowledge that it ever had a battery charge, or any function whatsoever.  And I did nothing to it.  I did not put it in rice to dry it out.  I didn’t even keep it in a dry place to dry it out.  Heck, I left it in a damp basement.

Now, I am not an Apple snob.  I prefer PC’s over Macs, and Android over iOS (especially iOS7).  But, I have to give Apple credit for building a device that is sturdy enough to endure what this particular iPod went through.

That being said, iOS7 is not going anywhere near this newly resurrected iPod.

More Thoughts on iOS7

Friday, I had a brief mention of iOS7.  Now that I’ve had a chance to check it out a little bit further, I had a few observations.

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Friday Finds – Random Findings

Just a few random findings.

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The Set Up

English: The "Made for iPod" emblem ...

English: The “Made for iPod” emblem appearing on Apple-approved iPod accesories. Latina: Insigne Apple Inc., quod in Anglice dicit “Aedificatus ob iPod”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


So I caved in and bought a new iPod Saturday.  It’s a real nice 5th Generation one.  Of course, since I work Saturdays, I did have to wait until I got home before I started to set it up.  In that, I learned a few things.


First, Apple’s iCloud, or whatever they call it, had a back up of my old iPod, one that was fairly up to date since I had synced it that night prior to it taking a dive… literally.  Thus, a lot of the apps I had on the old one were put onto the new one.


The second thing I learned is that I have a lot of music on my computer, and since I want to have all that music on my iPod, it takes a while to put all of that music on there.  I’ve already had it running all last night and most of the day, and again tonight (I had to stop the sync because we were going out and I did not want it running then — call me paranoid about that).  As I’m writing this, there are still 700 tracks to move on, and that was after I cut down on what was being copied (no radio shows, podcasts, television shows).



iPod… R.I.P.

Monday night my iPod took a dip in the sink, which you all probably have figured out, is not good for an iPod.

Naturally, I did what anyone in my position would have done.  I went out and bought myself a $13 travel alarm clock.

That will teach me to be more careful with my stuff.

Women Rock Playlist – Addenda

A while ago, I posted my Women Rock playlist.  Since then, I have found a few more in my collection that definitely would fall on this playlist, as well as a few suggestions from readers.

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Women Rock – The Playlist

A while ago, I mentioned I was creating a Women Rock playlist for my iPod.  After careful analysis, I have created the preliminary list.  I call it preliminary because, like any list, it is open to being appended.

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Suggestions Wanted

Today's Technology

I personally love it that I can carry almost all of my CDs on one device so that I do not have to worry about listening to crummy music on the radio ever again… unless I choose to listen to it.

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Music I’ve Been Listening To Recently

I always listen to a wide range of music, with the possible exception of hard core rap. Lately, though, I’ve been focusing more on more ecclectic bands. Currently in heavy rotation are Nightwish, Leaves’ Eyes and Skillet.

Currently, my top five songs on my iTunes playlist are:

Living in a Dream – Pseudo Echo

My Destiny – Leaves’ Eyes

Let You Down – Theatre of Tragedy

Skintight – Liv Kristine

Everything Burns – Ben Moody featuring Anastasia

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