Sunday, January 20, 2013

Find the what kind of file on the what kind of drive?

In my quest to find ample entertainment to counter my oh-so-short lack of attention span for the down time in Florida next week I am pretending I have the intellectual capacity to . . . Oh good Lord. Look at the construction of this sentence.
I will start again.
I am trying to understand the finer points of storing and retrieving files on the micro card. I successfully purchased and downloaded music and audio books from Amazon to my computer. (I can find them. I can click on them and they actually open and play!) Then I successfully transferred them to the micro card.
The issue comes when transferring the micro card to my phone. (I could directly download to the phone but you must understand the power of the micro card. As the owner of the micro card, I could, at any moment, choose to whip out the card insert it in any available device and, ta-da, I will have instant entertainment! The ability is a little heady.)
So, when transferred to the phone, the playlist suddenly deteriorates. Maroon 5 leads to a random chapter of an audio book. It is not enjoyable. Half of my carefully labeled files have become mystery files and several have spawned clones. The best part is I have a multitude of MP3 files I am sure I did not download. (Who is Lord Ming and why is he on my card!?!)
At this juncture I have admitted temporary defeat and have fallen back to regroup. The next plan of attack is to corner the nephew, thrust everything at him and say, “Please fix and then I will take you to Game Stop.”
“Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.” Albert Einstein
“Computers are like Old Testament Gods; lots of rules and no mercy.” Joseph Campbell
“Computer: a million morons working at the speed of light.” David Ferrier

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