peppermintesse: (Up to no good)
Lazy (but good) sort of day. Writing! Laundry! Shopping at World Market! Rigging up the iPod to play through the stereo (iPod Big Sound™)! Chicken and bell pepper spicy stir fry!

Random-seeming question for my English friends: what do the English call "oven mitts"? Relatedly, is there an English slang term for "the pill"? (I would ask [ profile] little_details but since they were recently featured on the LJ Spotlight, the posting volume's gone way up and I've temporarily de-friended it until things calm down.)
peppermintesse: (Jaye OMG)
Never look at the screen of an iPod while wearing polarized sunglasses, as you will inadvertently give yourself a panic attack thinking your screen has been in some way damaged.


So. Tired.

Jan. 30th, 2006 04:57 pm
peppermintesse: (Introverted)
My sinuses are my mortal enemy. They are preventing me from breathing comfortably through my nose. I think it's affecting my sleep.

Weekends are never long enough, and this week will be the first week in three that I'm working M-F. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

iPoddy goodness is making it all better though. I must find a skin though; it slid off of my lap at the bus station and now one of the corners is scuffed up.
peppermintesse: (Powerbook)
:D !!!!!1!11one!

(Short version: iPod Shuffle, not fixable, needed returning. Refund. I paid the difference and bought a refurb'ed 20g colour iPod.)


Jan. 12th, 2006 07:20 pm
peppermintesse: (Introverted)
I updated the iPod Updater and iTunes, the Shuffle magically appeared to be visible for about 30 seconds, until the "Warning: Device Removal" message came up (like it was being actually yanked out). It then disappeared, never to return.

I'm tempted to allow An's machine to wipe it and then try to plug it into my computer, but if it doesn't work, then it'll have no music on it and then I won't get to listen to anything at all. :P


Jan. 4th, 2006 08:12 am
peppermintesse: (hotai)
First song that popped up on random shuffle: "Hold Back the Rain", Duran Duran

Song that came on as I mounted the stairs into work: "The Finest Worksong", R.E.M.

My Shuffle has a sense of humour.


Jan. 3rd, 2006 10:55 pm
peppermintesse: (Lost)
Hm. I shoulda created a tag for this days ago.

So. Got the iPod software installed and the Shuffle registered (I called it "Calliope"). I initially had some trouble keeping the Shuffle mounted. It kept acting like it was being physically pulled out and pushed back in. I did a Restore on it, and got it to load up my music AOK.

And then, for no good reason, the Shuffle disappeared off of my desktop / out of the list in iTunes, never to return. When I plug it in to the USB port, it just blinks orange, and refuses to be recognized by iTunes or the System Profiler as being attached. The songs are playable; I listened to it.

When I plug it into An's PC's USB port, it behaves itself and is charging properly. No blinking orange status light. I am suspecting the fact that I only have USB 1.1 ports on this computer may have something to do with it. So I'm looking at a PCMCIA USB 2.0 card now. (I had no idea I had a PCMCIA slot. Keen.)

A night of errand running (bank, store, laundry) and troubleshooting and all I wanted to do was sit and veg, possibly ruminate and write. Grar.

Oh! [ profile] umbo, my Mac Guru friend found this link for a replacement SuperDrive, if your PB is also a 15" Titanium DVI (1GHz processor). Since it is not an Apple brand SuperDrive, the caveat is that it might not support burning from iDVD. This site (this page is also for the DVI) shows how to replace the optical drive, and it looks fairly easy in comparison to, say, the clamshell iBook hard drive. Don't know a.) how feasable a $90 replacement drive would be and b.) if you're comfortable working on your Mac hardware, but I thought I'd pass the info on to you. :)


Jan. 3rd, 2006 05:20 pm
peppermintesse: (Default)
Shuffle is here!


Jan. 2nd, 2006 07:07 pm
peppermintesse: (hotai)
According to online tracking, the Shuffle oughta be here tomorrow!!


Dec. 28th, 2005 07:02 pm
peppermintesse: (Reindeer Jumper)
Shuffle not here yet! Pout!

Been busy doing creative things. It feels pretty nice, actually. :)

Advair ad

Dec. 26th, 2005 07:58 pm
peppermintesse: (jedi moment)
The guy with the dog in this TV ad looks an awful lot like Odan. Is it just me?

1G iPod Shuffle, holiday present! (Whee!!!!!) Still not here though! (Wahh!!!)


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