Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tech–Nonsense, First World Gripes, and a Lucky Discovery

The other morning I heard interesting music coming from my husband’s computer. I stepped near the door and was instantly captivated. Along with nice, heavy rock and roll, I saw footage from what looked like a remake of the movie “Mortal Kombat”. Well, I’m no gamer but that first flick remains a favorite.

Before I had a chance to get too excited, my husband said, “It’s a video game trailer.” What? I walked away grumbling. If that’s not a ‘first world’ problem, I don’t know what is.

To drown my sorrows, I decided to play the original film’s soundtrack. Great stuff! I turned on my Soundfreaq and proceeded to pull up the music on my iPod.

Well, I encountered another issue. For whatever reason, the software separated the first song from the rest of the tunes.
 
Isn't Bile a great band name?
I ended up putting my classic iPod on my old docking station and it’s playing as I type. On a cool note, I figured out how to work the little alphabet to the right of my iPod screen.

Maybe George Clinton and the rest didn't want to hang with Bile?
Tapping the letters does nothing, you have to touch the screen over that which you want and swipe left. That was a lucky find. I figured there had to be a point to listing A-Z.

Msb stands for Michael Stanley Band, an old Cleveland favorite of mine.
Do you see now why I refuse to get rid of old tech?

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14 comments:

  1. I had an MP3 for years and it finally gave up the ghost. I've not replaced it. Music is a wonderful thing. I've not heard that trailer. I'll go look it up now and give it a listen.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Darla. ♥

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  2. Oh, I hope you enjoy. The visuals are awesome. Hope you're having a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed your information on coconuts!

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    1. Cool! I knew you were a man of taste. Have a great day!

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  5. Yes, I understand. Once you know how to work with something why bother learning another system. :)

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  6. Sometimes learning new tech can be a challenge. I know a few things on my phone but I have not really figured out why it is called a smart phone...haha...I know there is more to what it will do!

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    1. I still refuse to get a smart phone. Heh... Be well!

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  7. We don't get rid of old tech. Well, except iPods! We have iPhones now. But, we still have and watch movies on VHS! We have to buy the players at thrift stores now. My son was thrilled to find a Super 8 projector yesterday, if only for the good bulb. So, we watched old home movies (from my childhood) that we've never put on VHS or DVD, or digital formats!
    I LOVE my iPhone! I thought I just needed a phone to be a phone, but a mini-computer in my purse and pocket at all times? Plus, they have really good cameras.

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    1. Interesting. I like getting away from the Internet. ~grin~

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  8. As long as it works. I never got an iPod. Never needed one. I don't listen to music that much. But if you have all your music loaded on one, why not keep it about? In a decade, you'll have a time capsule of what you listened to.

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    1. Interesting. Thanks for sharing. I have music playing right now. ~grin~ And boxes of compact disks stashed all over the house. Heh...

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