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Sep. 28th, 2006

I am having the iPod angst. (3rd gen clickwheel.) Now that it's overfull, it definitely has a harder time syncing properly and every other time I hook it up to iTunes, the program decides it is corrupted somehow and won't update it, but at the same time, it won't go out of "don't disconnect" mode so it constantly cycles between oops - we can't update - ok let's try again - oops. So the ipod is unable to leave "please don't disconnect" mode. Which seems pretty fricking stupid for software that is on version 7.

Softball was canceled tonight, so we had dinner with traceracer and jwiv at Cheeburger Cheeburger. Last night it was dinner and talking with salami_salome. I am very lucky.

This morning I went to some dumb Microsoft seminar that was really just a sales pitch. I did this on the very minor chance that they could answer some of my questions about MapPoint, which was sort of naive of me. Oh well, It meant I didn't have to be In The Office first thing this morning so that was nice. Work continues to be interesting and I hope I don't come off as too cranky. I have an IT person's attitude without the brains, and if you don't have the intellectual capital to back that up, people tend to run out of uses for your bullshit. Fortunately I have multiple personalities that kick in from time to time so people insist on thinking I'm a sweetheart deep down inside.

Once again I've procrastinated on drum practice. Tsk Tsk. I'm disappointing myself left and right lately.

Oooh, Jack's here with a glass of wine. Back to the Apple product wrangling.


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Sep. 29th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
Rebooting it or starting it in disk mode sometimes helps. Sometimes.
Sep. 29th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
I'm there... thank you. I am currently trying to MANUALLY load only the songs I want but that's not so intuitive. HELLO iTunes how come you put all my Pink songs (unnecessary) on the ipod but not the things I've been listening to 2874632568 times lately???
Sep. 29th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
I guess it thinks you need more Pink in your life than you're allowing currently. Heaven help us if TiVo gets into the music area and starts making decisions. :)

I'm such a geek that when you were talking about the iPod being overfull and acting weird, I thought .. it has the cure for Nerve Attenuation Syndrome loaded on it! Doctor Allcome!!
Sep. 29th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
You could use the little check boxes and do an "only update check songs" sync. Or you could make a massive smart playlist of songs you've listened to in the past 30 days and tell it to only sync that playlist. Finally, you might just need to restore your iPod, which often works (again, I don't know why, I just know it does). Make sure that the option for "automatically open iTunes when 'pod is connected" is unchecked so the updater utility isn't fighting with it, open the updater, make sure you have the latest version installed, wipe your iPod and start over.

Being a nice person at work is a whole different skillset from just being a nice person. :)
Sep. 29th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to go the "My Top Rated" route and set about actually rating everything or at least actually rating all the things I know I want on there.

Now, the thing about restoring my iPod: I have had to restore it essentially every other time I sync for months now. It hangs in the middle of updating and I have to restore. And then load everything anew. And last night, at about song 1500 in a 1600 song sync, it crapped out and decided it couldn't make it the rest of the way. And when I opened it up to see if at least the 1500 were on there, wouldn't you know THEY WERE NOT.

Sep. 29th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
Apple recently released itunes 7.01, to fix bugs in 7... which makes me kind of glad that I hadn't downloaded 7 yet. (too lazy.) Maybe that will help your issue?
Sep. 29th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Version 7.1 helped big time with my iPod issues. Reccomended.
Sep. 29th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
I just have to say...I always feel like I'm getting away with something when I run iTunes or use google whilst working at the big M.

It makes me giggle.
Sep. 29th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
I think it might be that cable. We should get it replaced.
Sep. 29th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
It was a mighty talking; it was a good talking.
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