October 16th, 2003


I *so* need an ipod.

I find I do math much better with music in the background. a CD player is a possibility, but after watching my listening habits for a bit I'm forced to admit that I'd have to carry around at least 10 CDs (possibly closer to 20) to have the requisite musical options for most listening moments. Anyone who's had the joys of holding my backpack will know this is simply not an option. That and I would like to take the music with me biking/excersizing and I've tried CD players for that before -- they simply don't work.
So what about other MP3 players? well, it'd have to have either massive ammounts of storage or really cheap storage extensions (and even they would have to be rather large). I've been doing the mp3 thing for a bit now and have a not-inconsiderable collection. Add the fact that I refuse to record in anything other than highest-quality vbr and you can see the storage needed skyrockets rather quickly. A small sampling (suitable for this purpose) would itself take a few GB.
Given the above, an iPod just seems the best choice. Much though I hate the fact that it has moving parts, I know of no other solid-state mp3 player that meets my needs. Besides, the iPod has some fringe benifits such as the wired remote and such that almost make up for the fact that it's HDD based.

I'm sorry

okay, so I don't post much personal stuff here. That's just a part of who I am. Those of you who have known me in "real life" for any ammount of time know that I simply don't talk much about me. Why would you expect this journal-thang to be any different?

As for my locked journal entries and the theory that they contain more personal information, here they are (there aren't many of them):
10.May.2002 : I posted a locked entry to corordinate movie plans.
3.Jun.2002, 6.Jun.2002, 14.Jun.2002 : I posted locked entries to corordinate plans to watch TV.
11.Jul.2002 : I posted a locked entry to bitch about my boss.
12.Jul.2002, 18.Jul.2002 : again, corordinating watching TV
30.Oct.2002: I posted a joke filtered post for someone else.
31.Oct.2002: I posted something personal. WOW!!! FIRST time in a locked post!!
5.Nov.2002: I complained. not particularly personal, but not pure fluff.
6.Nov.2002: I bitched about waking up early.
11.Nov.2002: again, a joke post.

that's it! hrrm... only 1 truly personal post in the bunch of them. One out of twelve locked posts in the last 752 entries I've made. And some people associate my lack of personal posts with my non-locking my posts? pfha.

I wasn't bragging in my recent related post, I never meant it to sound that way, it was just a passing thought. I'm sorry I posted something that was going through my mind instead of a pointless quiz.

. . . and some people still have to wonder why I don't post more stuff I'm thinking about.

edit: I've gone through and deleted almost all of them, except two which I made public. Oddly enough, the two I made public were not just fluff entries. I deleted all the joke/scheduling entries.

My journal is now 100% public.