Jen got me a brand spankin’ new iPod Shuffle as a b-day/graduation gift. I love my cousin!!!!! I took it out for a run on Monday morning. It sounded awesome and it only stopped playing once. With my old mini-disc recorder – it stopped all the time. I suppose the ole’ girl didn’t like the jostling of my morning jog.
The night before – I ran into a little problem with it being recognized on myiMac. It’s a G3, 600 MHZ and running OS 10.2.8. According to the specs on the packaging – I had everything necessary to rock’n’roll with this mp3 device. But my iMac refused to recognize the Shuffle when connected to any of the USB ports. Grrr. I saw in the instructions – which you get after buying the Shuffle and opening up the packaging – that to work with 10.2.8 – you need a HIGH-SPEED USB port. What the fuck! Talk about misleading. So, folks don’t realize you need a specific type of USB port until after they buy the Apple product and crack it out of the box. No, really, what the fuck! So, I managed to charge up the Shuffle on Mark’s PC laptop. That’s ironic. He kindly listened to me vent and rage against Apple.
After my Monday morning jog – I saw a USB cable on my keyboard. Mark dug it up from the USB reader he bought a few weeks ago. I plugged it into the iMac port and then attached my Shuffle to the USB port at the end of the cable. My iMac finally welcomed the Shuffle. Finally. Yeah for Mark!
Today, I just installed iTunes 4.9 – wowa! It does podcasting! Rock and Roll! I’ve downloaded some KCRW shows. So cool.
This afternoon – I have my DJ test at KSPC – we’ll see if they think I’m worthy to let loose on their airwaves. They’re also giving me a critique on my practice tape – which I submitted last week. I’m a little nervous. A little.