Well, here’s chapter 23. I’ll be especially interested in how you folks like this one. It was fun to write. And yes, I’m working on chapter 24, but it’s coming slow, as I think I’d mentioned. The other story, the one that I will (hopefully) be selling to a smut site, is doing pretty well though. Of course, it’s full of things that you folks might not be all that interested in — mainly a lot of sex and not a huge amount of plot. We’ll there’s some plot, otherwise all that sex would just get boring.
Now on to other subjects. How about them gas prices, eh?
Aww, never mind.
Now I know that there are some of you folks that have/use iPods. Never was very interested in one, myself, because I have an IRiver, which I like a lot. However, I just happened to get my hands on a new, 30 gig, video iPod. The price was right, so I snapped it up. And no, it didn’t fall off the back of a truck.
Anyway… I thought I’d put a few questions to you folks. I am a Windoze user — and a Linux user. At the moment, primarily Windoze since, due to an overage of interestingness in my life, I haven’t had time to put Linux on my main computers. The point of all this is that I do not own, nor do I have any intention of buying, a Mac. Don’t go into the Mac/PC wars here — I’m not interested. I run a PC for the gaming stuff, and Linux for the rest.
As you might have guessed from my writing, I consider DRM evil incarnate. I’m sure you could have figured that out even from my blogs. I know that iTunes, and the native iPod format (AAC, I think it is), is laden with DRM. I have a large collection of MP3s that I’ve ripped from my collection (yes, the vast majority really is from my CD collection) and I’d like to move them, and the play lists, to the new iPod. So, I’m askin’ you folks, you Windoze users, what programs you like to use for this purpose. I hear that one can still use iTunes, but I’ve used Music Match (which I don’t think is the same thing as iTunes) in the past and I have no intention of ever letting it loose on my machines again. I have Winamp — bought and paid for — and that works very nicely for me. However, it won’t work well, if at all, for the iPod. I also hear that you can set the iPod to be seen from Windoze as just a regular drive, so I guess I’ll be able to just copy the files onto the thing. But if I do that, I’d like to know what functionality I’ll be giving up. (Can you say Geek?)
So, what’s it like on the dark… er… iPod side of the road? What are the good programs to use with it, that will work for Windoze?
Oh, and by the way, I’m not knocking the iPods. They look pretty good. And since I got this one almost free, I see no need to look a gift iPod in the mouth.
And one final note: Oblivion is still eating my brain. Quickly. (But without either Ari or Jane at my disposal, what a way to go!)