It (still) works!

I just did what might have been major surgery on this website’s database. Successfully. Continue Reading…

The one I threw back…

Sansa ConnectAs I was saying in my last post, I tried out a Sandisk Sansa Connect when I was looking for an MP3 player. I only kept it a day and returned it.

There were, in all fairness, a lot of things I liked about it. But the thing that attracted me to it, the Wi-fi feature turned out to be a bust. Continue Reading…

My new MP3 player

Zen V Plus - this picture makes it look bigger than it is.I decided I wanted to get a new MP3 player recently. I’d sort of been wanting one for a while and hadn’t really seen anything I really liked.

I love the iPod (any of them) from a hardware standpoint. (Except for their proprietary connectors, but they’re not alone with that.) They’re beautiful machines. But Apple continues to insist on using them as a marketing platform to promote (force you to use) iTunes. The default way to load songs on them is iTunes, the only way to buy music online for them is iTunes, they force you to use the same computer or it wipes the player clean, nasty DRM, etc. Continue Reading…

It’s Hot – the sequel: It’s Cold!

Hard to believe I was complaining about it being too hot just a few weeks ago.

We went to Olcott yesterday for the Niagara Celtic Festival and just about froze. It’s in the 40’s right now and the high today was 63. I doubt it got that high yesterday. And by the lake, it’s always cooler.

One of the most popular things at the festival – because of the cold weather – was the fire pit. Even at 2pm, there were people sitting and standing around it to get a little warmth. Those nice heavy woolen tartans were appreciated by those wearing them, I’m sure. I’m not so sure about those with kilts πŸ™‚

The fire pit at Niagara Celtic Festival

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