May. 3rd, 2007 02:29 pm
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My mp3 player (aka Milo) is acting up. He's been dying on me in the middle of songs, and sometimes after starting up, I press play and get about 2 seconds of song before it dies again. Then, without any prompting from me, it starts up again.

And, before you start suggesting that it's the battery, I put a brand-spanking new one in (I'm that daft!). It's still doing the same thing. Sometimes it works for about 20 minutes and then inexplicably dies.

I think he's going to have to go back to Argos. Thank goodness I bought a year's guarantee along with him. It's not like I've been treating him badly either - he hasn't been dumped in water or anything silly like that!

Grrr! I'm just annoyed! I've got used to walking around listening to music, and I've now discovered, after backtracking to find a post office that I hadn't actually gone past yet, that when I'm not listening to music, I get so caught up in my own thoughts that I have no idea what's going on around me, and that I'm likely to get mown down by a bus! *sigh*

I'll need my music for travelling to Corfu - it'll keep me awake at four in the morning when I'm queuing to check-in my luggage!!

I ache ...

Mar. 12th, 2007 03:13 pm
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Yes, pretty much my whole upper body aches! Especially my forearms, which I suppose serves me right for attempting that crack (this is not dirty talk, I'm referring to a crack in the climbing wall). I belatedly discovered that it's grade was a lot higher than my capabilities, which explained why I found it so difficult. Swinging from one arm by your fingertips when you haven't done anything like that for years does tend to abuse your body, and I'm suffering for it now.

My forearms are killing me, and my upper back and shoulders could be aching less as well. Grr! What I need is a massage from Jensen Ackles. *g*

In other news:

Well, not much has been happening. I got back in touch with a friend from school which was interesting. I'm still applying to jobs, one of which is down in St Albans, England. Last week I wouldn't have minded going down there, but the way I feel at the moment, I want to stay up here. I suppose the idea of going climbing weekly (which I used to do at school) with friends appeals to me a lot, and obviously I wouldn't be able to do that down south (well, I'd have to find new friends, but you know, I'm sick of having to do that. I've had to make new friends on a regular basis my whole life (thanks to the travelling round the world, which I would not take away for anything, by the way), and sometimes it's nice to stay in one place and have the same friends who you have a little bit of history with!).

That's it. I've rearranged my music on my mp3 player, and discovered that I hadn't updated Windows Media Player for a reason: Media Player 10 is horrible when you're trying to get music onto an mp3 player! I used to be able to drag and drop using Windows, but now it's too clever for it's own good and recognises that my mp3 player is, in fact, an mp3 player, and won't let me do it anymore. Grr! Also, for some unknown reason that I can't find out because to do so requires me logging onto the internet, which I can't do on my computer, some songs (including Kane's, which really rankles me) won't transfer now. They were on there before!! Argh! Technology: sometimes it's over-rated. Grr!

Right, that's my rants over. :)
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Hi all!

Well, I got my mp3 player: an Aigo A215 1Gb. It's very swish. But I have a problem with it.

I plugged it into my computer and, following the instructions, started to copy songs onto it using Windows Media Player. I had a very long playlist to copy across - after all, the mp3 player takes 1 Gb of music. About halfway down the list, it started coming up with an error message: The directory or file cannot be created.

Now, I've rebooted my computer twice, and it's not made the blindest bit of difference.It's not like the songs aren't there, because I can play them no problem. There's tonnes of room on my mp3 player, so that's not it. I've searched the internet, and someone else has had this problem. The solution suggested was to reboot the computer - see above about it not working.

Any suggestions? I've got some songs on the player (who I've decided to call Milo, btw) but not all the ones I want.


ETA: I managed to get it working. I had to reformat the player. I guess I was too tired to think of that last night! But it's full! Hurrah!
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Well, I decided to go for it. I've reserved the player and will be picking it up tomorrow. (Can you tell that the PIN number for my card has finally arrived and I can spend money?! *g*) I'll you know how it turns out.
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Hello all! Here is another call to arms, so to speak.

I am considering buying an mp3 player. Now all I want it to do is play .mp3 and .wma files. I'm not bothered about videos and other such nonsense. I want it to be small and cheap, but a reasonable size memory-wise. I've found one at Argos: here for £30 plus £5 replacement guarantee.

Now I'm way behind when it comes to this sort of thing (note how I'm only just thinking about getting an mp3 player now!), so I was wondering if I could have the expert opinion of the rest of you who actually move with the rest of the world when it comes to technology. Does this look like a good buy? (Don't worry if you tell me it is, and I buy it and it ends up being a nightmare, I won't hold you responsible! *g*) Do you know of a better buy elsewhere? I looked on the websites of Currys, Dixons, and Comet, and all didn't seem as good.

Help a poor soul in need of music please!!


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