Posted Friday, August 12, 2005 3:19:56 PM by Jim Babbage
Well, I'll be packing my bags very soon for vacation. We are heading north for a few days to a resort and then off to a friend's cottage for and visiting with my family for the balance of my time away. So you won't hear a peep from me between the 14th and 26th of August.
I'll be recharging my batteries before the fall semester begins. I plan to read (new Harry Potter novel ready to go), relax, partake in a few of my favorite beverages and shoot lots of photos.
It's been an exciting August so far, what with the announcement of Studio 8. I hope you've all had a chance to check out our Sneak Peeks, and they've got you as psyched as me.
Here's a wish to all of you that the rest of the summer is full of fun, happiness and lots of new clients who pay quickly.
Take care, all.
Category tags: On the Personal Side
Posted Friday, August 05, 2005 8:16:52 AM by Jim Babbage
Well it's finally happened; I'm turning into an iPod junkie - and I don't even have my iPod yet!
Let me explain.
About two weeks ago, I won a 20 GB iPod in a contest. It should be arriving at my door any day now. This is cool for many reasons:
- My laptop has the same storage capacity as my iPod (ok, that's not cool, it's just sad)
- I rarely win ANYthing
- I was planning on buying an MP3 player this summer
- My coolness factor at college should increase even more (hard to imagine getting cooler than my shirts, but it can happen)
- I can download images while on a photo shoot
But yesterday, I thought I should investigate this whole iPod phenomenon a bit more, considering that I don't own any other Apple products of any description. I immediately went to the Apple web site and started poking around. One of the first things I found was FREE software in the form of iTunes. I'm a sucker for free software (even when you need it).
I watched a couple tutorials about importing music. I have a CD collection of over 250 discs, and wanted to make sure I could import them (yes, yes, all you iPod veterans, laugh at the noob).
So with instructions memorized, I started gathering a few CD's to make my first compilation. I wanted to be good to go when my new toy arrived.
Several hours later, I have imported almost 300 songs - over 20 hours of music - and I only just broke the 1 GB ceiling!
Rush, Pink Floyd, Boston, The Killers, Alan Parsons, Evanescence, Steve Miller Band, Billy Joel, B 52's, Enya, The Cars, Bare Naked Ladies - and much, much more - all happily sharing the same space.
I'm stoked. And severely hooked on iTunes. What a great app!
I even bought a couple songs off iTunes for the heck of it.
So, when I head off to the cottage this August, I can bring along more tunes than I'll even have time to listen to.
Well, I'd love to stay and chat, but I have another 100 CD's to rifle through. The work just never ends . . .
Category tags: Music
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