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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Music Format Annoyances

Well, nother dollar waisted due to the music format incompatibilities (and bickering between companies) I just purchased a song from music.msn.com It came in WMA format. However, my IPod does not play WMA files, even though ITunes player does. And apperantly you can not convert "purchased" files to MP3 even though you purchased them, and they should be yours to do with what ever you want. Can someone explpain me the logic in selling me something, and yet not allowing me to do with it what I want? When I buy a car I can alter it how I want. When I buy a house, I can rebuild it. True.... I can not break the rules, but I am not planning on doing so. I am only trying to listen to the song that I paid good money for. I would not even let anyone else listen to it.... I promice.


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Friday, June 10, 2005

A Bug, is a bug, is a bug

it is interesting how the more computers enter our lives, the more software bugs effect us. Computers are everywhere now, and I am not talking about the deskktops or laptops that we use, I am talking about everythng from Cars to appliances that we use in our daily lives. No matter how different those 'computers' look from the desktops and laptops, the software running on them is still the same software.... just as buggy. Here are some examples: My DVR slows down to a crawl after about two weeks of continuous operation. My MP3 player stops connecting to the USB port and requres a 'reboot'. There are old jokes on what would happen if cars would be designed by Microsoft. I don't think it's really Microsofts fault, however it is disappointing, that the reach of computers advanced, howver, the quality of software decreased. I understand that the complexity increased, however, you can't argue that since our cars are more complex then they used to be, they should crash more often...


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