Apparently I had the preferences on my iPod set in such a way that, um, the Shuffle function was turned off.
Boy, am I embarrassed.
Back to work now.
mary said on October 3, 2005 at 12:11 pm
I saw Harriet Miers photo attached to the WP profile. First thing I thought was that Rachel Dratch on Saturday Night Live has more screen time coming her way.
ashley said on October 3, 2005 at 12:59 pm
But kudos for making this a separate post, and not editing the prior post ex post facto.
So, how’s that new shuffle feature working out for you, now?
mary said on October 3, 2005 at 1:00 pm
Get over your embarrassment and check out the photos in Slate:
brian stouder said on October 3, 2005 at 1:22 pm
I have often “discovered” some feature or capability on this or that gadget that had (of course) been there all along. Computers are nothing if not an unending adventure, in that regard – but also controls in a car.
And then there are things that seemingly change, all on their own. My cell phone is an old (2 years!) Motorola V60i, and just last week it ‘went on the blink’…that is to say, a small green light in the upper right corner (when it is flipped shut) began blinking. I never even knew there WAS a light there; possibly it’s been blinking all the while.
And the wild thing is, when my phone rings (which is rare!) – the light blinks RED!
I begin to wonder what else that thing does, that I don’t know about
brian stouder said on October 3, 2005 at 1:27 pm
Mary – cool link.
I loved the chicken processing plant picture, and then the ship-breaking series.
Dorothy said on October 3, 2005 at 1:55 pm
I’m 48 and there are days when I feel so behind the times and I, too, am a Goober. Then there are other days…
Yesterday I visited with my niece Janet, who is 25. She has a friend Nancy (!) who is 29. Nancy very straight-faced asked Jan the other day “So Janet, have you heard about this thing called Instant Messaging? Did you know you can talk to, like, 6 or 7 people all at the same time?!” I can barely believe someone under the age of 30 was just made aware of this!
mary said on October 3, 2005 at 1:57 pm
Nancy is too young to have teenaged children. You and I reeeeealllly know about instant messaging.
Nance said on October 3, 2005 at 2:00 pm
Kate has recently started IMing. The other day she asked if she could use my laptop upstairs, while her friend used Alan’s laptop downstairs, and they would IM with one another. I suggested they speak with one another using their voices, hands and other body-based communication tools. She said, “But that’s not fun.”
In a way, I know exactly what she meant. Still, I said no.
mary said on October 3, 2005 at 2:28 pm
Last night, after asking my son three times to put away his clean laundry so I could have the basket back, I disconnected his computer from our little household network. This interrupted his chat with the person he’s been chatting with instead of studying for the past four weeks, accounting for grades that…aaargh. He’s got to use my computer for any school research now, and his for typing etc. His internet priveleges are suspended for a while.
Dorothy said on October 3, 2005 at 2:42 pm
Yeah I had to punish Aleksey for his flooding the bathroom incident and I took away the computer usage for two weeks. I also put passwords on both of our accounts. After the punishment is over, I’ll remove HIS password but not mine. I have heard from others in the program about a student who was accessing the wrong kind of websites. But when confronted by this, he turned around and pointed to the host father as the source. So it seems wise to always have passwords in place for such situations. Fortunately for this dad, he’s hosted two students before and never one whiff of a problem. The student is on probation and could go back to his home country if he breaks any more rules.
The only people I ever IM are my kids. They drive me crazy leaving cryptic away messages, which I’m always trying to decipher. Wait – only Josh does that, not Laura. It’s a handy dandy little tool which I’ve come to depend on. I wish Mike would use it on his laptop while he’s in Spain. I hate having delayed messages sent thru e-mail with him. I’m all about instant gratification.
Carmella said on October 3, 2005 at 5:50 pm
Guess what new technology we just got? For the first time EVER?? CALLER ID!!! I KNOW! I can see who is calling before I even pick up the phone! If I even WANT to pick up the phone. We are cutting edge, I’m tellin’ ya!
jcburns said on October 3, 2005 at 10:05 pm
Hey Nance, there was this time that I was playing with iChatAV with a friend…we both had laptops open with cameras in the same house and we were running around sending video and chatting 100 yards or so from computer to computer but through the internet so it was really cool and like, you know, fun, and then her Jack Russell terrier started barking and the barks came out of the laptop speakers all delayed and freaking the dog out and…oh, uh…wait!
Nance said on October 3, 2005 at 10:23 pm
Which is why I knew what she meant, but said no. Because I distinctly remember someone saying, “This is a waste of bandwidth.” Who was that, hmmm?
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