well, it’s official: greenie ipod has been retired:
i got tired of playing psychological warfare. he was cranking out the tunes so nicely, then last week, ka-boom! his behaviour
hit the crapper became simply unacceptable. instead of hiccuping once an hour, greenie would just stop suddenly, and completely refuse to restart despite my repeated jabs and stabs cajoling and coaxing.
so, reliable music is mine once again.
what you have just read, i pre-wrote. [yes, i do some of that; spilling my blogging secrets, here].
you won’t believe what happens next!…
the second time i used silver – this weekend – he stopped dead in his tracks mid-lady gaga. wtf?? seriously, man, WTF??!!
i plugged silver in to my laptop to recharge.
no connection light on silver, no connection in itunes.
great, just GREAT!!, i thought.
you already know that i am completely unskilled with technology. so, i tried a few unscientific fixes (ie more jabs and stabs) and got nowhere.
next part of the story: yesterday afternoon, then, i
careened drove up here:
i am changing my tune. (punny!)
long story short, i was in and out of future shop in < 5 minutes. i received superb customer service
from a techno wizard child. i told the associate straight up that i wasn’t sure if the ipod was the prob or me or my computer. he plugged in silver: no issues! silver lit up like a christmas light. the guy who assisted me gave me a few very helpful tips. for example, i found out that with every ipod i have owned, i’ve been disconnecting it from my computer incorrectly. [ya think that's why they all've had such short lives?]. i’ve just been yanking out the plug-in cord thing.
what i am supposed to do is click on the eject symbol…
and then pull it out.
i scurried home, held my breath, plugged in silver…and he worked!!
oh, happy day.
so now that is two positive customer experiences at future shop.
and i am officially…
BACK TO ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT!
there are a few changes with this new ipod. this was the cord-thingy with which i attached greenie to my laptop:
compare that to silver’s power requirements!
i’m still figuring out how to marry itunes with the new ipod – itunes pops up differently with silver. i haven’t yet deduced how to customize a play list – i used to just drag ‘n’ drop songs if i wanted to make a new, random assortment from my set playlists. i would think that has to still be an option??
also, the songs seem to be playing just a tiny bit slower on the new ipod…like barely noticeable, yet still obvious to my ear. [i used to teach aerobics and bpm's - beats per minute - are ingrained in my head]. itunes needs a speed-up function! i don’t want to create alvin and the chipmunks sounds, but i like my songs to sound like they’re jacked up on caffeine.
i’ll be interested to see how long silver lasts – now that i know how to de-connect him properly! i’ve got another ipod on my xmas list, just in case. three months isn’t asking too much of silver, is it? just depends if he develops an ornery streak like ol’ greenie!
your opinion of future shop? i hearby declare i will swear off badmouthing this electronics behemoth now and forever more.
do you have a junk drawer or a “dumping space”? i consider myself neat and organized. however, this one drawer in my kitchen is the recipient of anything i don’t really know what to do with. i think it’s genetic: growing up, my dad’s top drawer of his dresser in the bedroom was a complete mess! so unlike dad!
we must all have paid our taxes on time, in our condo building – look what the city has done to our street!
aren’t they gorgeous?
and look carefully at the planters:
those are the old seagram barrels! what a wonderful way to integrate them back into the neighbourhood!