Tag: <span>LOOKS</span>

click. bsssszzz, k-chunk. click-klack. Bzzzzzz kvrrrummm whiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


“Import Complete”

click. bsssszzz, k-chunk. click-klack. Bzzzzzz kvrrrummm whiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Repeat ad infinitum.

Or, as has been the case, for about 10 CDs at one sitting.

I have a lot of CDs and one day they will all be in the loft, gathering dust, replaced by their digital cousins. It’s a slow process, mainly because it’s so tediously manual but at least iTunes helps by detecting the CDs, finding the CD data, and importing them to sensible locations.

This process stalled until recently when my new PC arrived, and has started up again as I now have plenty of legroom in which to stretch my digital legs. I also have a nice powerful graphics card which means I can use iTunes Cover Flow view. This allows me to flip through my music collection by CD cover, or rather by MP3 “cover art”, and offers a nice graphical way to interact with my digital content. It means I don’t need to scroll endlessly down lists of tracks when I simply want to browse for some music and pick whatever takes my fancy.

But there is a flaw with this system.

I don’t know the covers of all my CDs.

I know the spines.

I doubt many would have stored their CDs face out, unless they worked in a music store maybe, and without that view of my “analog” music collection it’s next to useless. So whilst Cover Flow view is all nice and whizzy and LOOKS v.impressive, it’s not really. So I guess the question is, who wants to take photos of the spines of all my CDs??

Media Work

Saturday Scruples (yeah yeah a day late…)

1. Outside a liquor store, a needy person offers to watch your bike while you’re inside. He needs to be trusted. Do you take a chance?
No. I would lock it up, and thank them for the sentiment, probably chat with them a little about the state of things, and ensure that they knew I appreciated the offer. I would do the same if I saw them again. A sad indication of our time.

2. You’re at a red light at 2 a.m. There’s no traffic in sight. The light is taking forever. Do you drive through it?
If I can see clearly in every direction, YES.
(If I did get spotted and pulled over it would allow me to go into my “haven’t you got anything better to do Officer” tirade. Not had the chance to dust that one off for a while..)

3. You’re in charge of a stakeout for a rapist. At risk of tipping off the rapist, do you warn women in the neighborhood of the danger?
No, if I’m in charge that sucker is going down!! Extreme prejudice will be deployed and if he so much as LOOKS at a women the wrong way – BAM! Seriously, yes it would be a risk, but if there was a controlled stakeout it is probably manageable, so no I wouldn’t tell anyone. Better that he is caught and put away, than tipped off to disappear and commit crime elsewhere.


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