Thursday, March 30, 2017

Behind the Curve


Technology and I are uneasy partners at best. Sometimes it works to my advantage. While I watch fellow writers check their social media or struggle with streaming music I am happily writing with my iPod.

At home I prefer to use iTunes directly with my low-tech but awesome sounding USB speakers. That way my ears don’t get sore with headphones compressing the earpieces of my reading glasses for hours at a time.

I struggled with iTunes for a long while, unable to figure out how to play soundtracks. You see, I turned off compilations within the options to make integrating content between the software and my old scroll wheel iPod easier.

Yeah, I refuse to even buy a touch screen iPod. A local Apple repairman lauded me. He said these iPod Classics are built like banks. I’m down to the last of the three purchased, however, the first having run out of space and the second actually suffering a fatal hard drive failure.

At any rate, I finally figured out what may be obvious to others. The best way to manage my ITunes playlists is by using the song title mode. That way I can easily show my catalog by either that, artist, or album title.

Problem solved. What a joy!

I’m listening to “The Lost Boys” soundtrack as I type this. ~grin~ But I do like more modern stuff. Tune in during April’s A to Z Blog Challenge and you’ll know what I mean.

So, dear reader, how are you with today’s technology? Are you rather a (nondestructive) luddite like me?

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7 comments:

  1. TODAY, I am great with technology!! But that is just today! haha....Actually my computer and I love each other...UNTIL something goes wrong then I am totally lost. Matter of fact since last Sat. I have been on my desktop cause my laptop caught a virus and a computer geek friend of mine has preformed surgery on it! Waiting to get it back. As for phones, and tvs. I am lost and the older I get the more I wish to stay that way.

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    1. Thanks for weighing in, Pam. I tend to agree with you. Be well!

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  2. TODAY, I am great with technology!! But that is just today! haha....Actually my computer and I love each other...UNTIL something goes wrong then I am totally lost. Matter of fact since last Sat. I have been on my desktop cause my laptop caught a virus and a computer geek friend of mine has preformed surgery on it! Waiting to get it back. As for phones, and tvs. I am lost and the older I get the more I wish to stay that way.

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  3. Okay, so this post made absolutely no sense to me. I've never owned an iPod, so I have no idea about how an old one works. (This is because I barely listen to music, so I've never needed such a device.)

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    1. Wow! I can't imagine not listening to music. When working at an office years ago I actually wore an inner ear headphone on the right side so I could have my favorite balm always soothing my nerves. If they knew, nobody cared. And on days I forgot for some reason I would zip to my nearby home with the excuse that I "forgot my medicine". ~grin~ Thanks for commenting all the same, my dear.

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  4. I love technology. I especially enjoy it when something goes wrong and I have to spend ages putting it right. If all fails I call my son who works for Microsoft! As for music, I need it whilst writing. I'm listening via Spotify right now. I listen to mainly classical music.

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    1. You never cease to make me smile, my friend. My partner was a slave to Microsoft updates for General Motors before retiring. Now we get calls from some family and friends only when they need computer assistance. I've unexpectedly broken Corningware over my knee in frustration as a result of the abuse. ~grin~ So beware of angering the partner of your IT support source.

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