Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Plastic Angel

So it's been a long time since I last wrote. I haven't had much time to focus on writing like I sometimes want to :( It just seems each time I turn around something else takes preference over this blog.

I'm doing well and glad to say with a big smile that it's official, everything has been changed over to Maryland now. Without going into details it was just a pain in the you know what to get my car transferred over. To many steps, and to much stress along the way with it. But it's done and I'm very happy that it is.

I also purchased a ZEN Vision M for my birthday present with some gift money I received. It's one of the best presents I have ever bought. It's so handy being able to carry around my entire music collection on one small device. My collection wouldn't fit on it regularly, but through some WMA compression I was able to take every song I care about with me, and even then some. This device could be called my "plastic angel" (after Concrete Angel) because it not only give me music, but music is a huge godsend to me. It puts me in a better mood and I work twice as fast with it so I'm getting more done at work, and I'm happier doing it.

Chuck didn't like the device when I first got it because I admit I spent way to much time on the computer trying to get everything just the way I wanted it. Most of that reason isn't the device's fault at all, but my own. When I purchased the device it was also the exact same time I went under official beta testing of Windows Vista Beta 2. So I was deleting old crap off of my hard drive to make room for it when I accidentally click on a windows file I shouldn't have. So I crashed XP and had to reinstall. Due to the reinstall of XP nothing seemed to work right and installing the ZEN drivers just added to the mess. I had old Windows Media Player 11 files trying to work with the Windows Media player 10 files.. Etc… it was just a nightmare and it just wouldn't let me play music or sync the device.

Now with a lot of effort and many hours I have my computer pretty much flowing again on both XP and Vista. And now I'm able to use the device without having issues like I did before. So it's worth every penny and hour in my mind because it has put me in a better mood and made me get things done that I wouldn't have had time for in the past. Funny how I (and others) can work faster with a little bit of music.

4 Comments:

Welcome back! Glad to hear things are going well. Let us know how the ZEN music device works out.

By Blogger Bugsy (aka Joe), at 5:51 PM  

It's good to see you back on the net! I am a newcomer to your blog, and was beginning to think that you'd given it up just as I'd found it...

By Blogger Bigg, at 12:10 PM  

You're officially a Marylander now!
This is Sangronicito, by the way, now reincarnated as "El Güero" with a new blog "Razing Borders". I stopped blogging but it only lasted about a week before I missed it. So I guess you can say I moved, too.

By Blogger El Güero, at 1:19 AM  

Music is my baby daddy.

By Blogger stukingfupid, at 4:08 PM  

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