Welcome to the future

I've never considered myself a very technical person, but give me some time and I'll figure out how most things work.

So... on Monday I downloaded two songs to my computer (yes, I paid for them, I don't do illegal downloading) without any hitch at all. That was a bit suspicious. There were so many things that could go wrong that didn't. I even managed to get them into the mp3-player without any incidents. And it didn't take forever either.

I have other stuff on mp3-player. Like the New Testament that was downloadable for free so I did. The chapters however were not in the right order. So today I figured I'd check out the little feature called a "playlist". I mean, judging by the name it ought to be a list of songs (or chapters in this case) that will play continously from the top down. Right?

Having a spare hour I sat down at comp and plugged in my mp3-player. After a wee bit of thinking I managed to put all my chapters and songs in the right order in different, clearly labeled, playlists. If I have trouble finding my files on the computer I need to have the playlists clearly labeled. There will be no "misc" or "everything I don't know where to put".

Ha! I even persuaded the mp3-player to repeat the whole playlist, which in this case consists of the two downloaded songs from Monday. Which is good, I don't have the time to cuddle the mp3-player every 10 mins or so.

I feel so 21st century... :)

Oh and if anyone is curious, it was "Made to Worship" and "How Great is our God" by Chris Tomlin.


PS. Dear Santa... if you read this, I would really like the albums "Arriving" and "Hello Love" by Chris Tomlin for Christmas. Preferrable digital so I can put them into mp3-player.


The joys of e-mail

I got this e-mail today from a person that was once a friend. Now, more of an acquaintance. Anyway. I haven't heard from her in like more than a year and now two e-mails have dropped into my inbox in less than a month. Me, like most other people, would think something along the lines of "Cool! An e-mail from a long lost friend!" And I did. Think so that is. Until I read the actual e-mails.

The first one was the old fake virus warning about the Hallmark e-cards. *sigh* I thought that one expired it's sell by-date like a year or two ago. Apparently not. So I replied that this is a hoax and that there is nothing to worry about. I thought about sending a Hallmark e-card, but I didn't. Maybe I should have.

The second one I got today was one of those even older "send this to XX number of friends within XX minutes and something you wanted for ages will become yours". Ha! Yeah right. There are many varieties of this one. Everything from sending it to three of your closest friends to 20 of the same and that something good will happen to avoiding disaster. Why people spread this garbage is beyond my abilities, but apparently they do. The probability of something good happening by clogging up other people's inboxes with junk like this is about the same as me winning the lottery without buying a ticket. What will happen is that you will have lots and lots of annoyed friends.

So everyone reading this: If there is a virus warning, take the 30 seconds needed to confirm it before sending it to me. I don't forward such warnings without at least trying to verify them first. Never, under any circumstances send e-mails of the kind "send this to 20 of your closest friends and something good will happen/to avoid disaster".

And for everyone who does not send junk to me, I thank you of all my heart for sparing me irritation and wasted energy.