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Monday, October 20, 2008

Technology hates me

May I please just vent here for a moment? I am telling you right now that electronics and all things technological hate me. These things that are supposed to make life so much easier and fun have ended up backfiring on me every single time. I spend so much freakin time trying to trouble shoot that sometimes I wonder if it's even worth it to invest in cool toys.

Computers, DVD players, TVs, every MP3 Player I've ever owned and my RS200sd Polar Running Computer (preferred fancy name for my heart rate monitor/running watch) are just a few examples of cool technology that have it out for me. Today, I am fighting with my Ipod Shuffle and my computer. I've downloaded some new running songs and obviously, the next step is to actually get these songs on to my Ipod. But for some dadgum reason, Itunes isn't detecting my Ipod. I had this problem a few months ago and it turned out to be the USB ports on my computer. Well, since then I've had my computer totally reconfigured and rebooted, which seemed to have solved my issues. But I guess it wasn't a permanent solution cause it's all screwy once again.

In addition to no fun new tunes on my run this afternoon, I also will not be able to tell exactly how far and how fast I went (unless of course, I want to pull out my shaky math skills...but who wants to do that?) thanks to issues with my Polar watch. It's been telling me that I'm running like a 15 minute mile, which I know can't be right. So I replaced the batteries and still no luck. I guess I'll have to send it in to the Polar fix-it people.

ARGH!!!! Am I the only one?!?

5 comments:

Joe said...

computers are evil. take this from someone whose job is to design and use extremely complicated computers. computers suck.

Joe said...

oh, btw, i emailed you about MCM weekend...

Big said...

most often computers only make things more difficult, but a broken ipod is a very serious matter.

Double R said...
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Otown Runners said...

It's probably because your iPod is mapped to the E:\ drive or some other drive that you are already using. If so, Right click on my computer and select 'Manage' Under the 'Storage' expandable heading, select 'Disk Management.' You should see your iPod and the drive letter beside it. If it's a drive that you are currently using, right click on the iPod listing, and select 'Change Drive Letters and Paths'. Then just click 'Change', and select an appropriate non used drive letter and click ok... Your iPod should now be showing up. Save this for later reference, cause it happens to me from time to time if I'm connecting and disconnecting usb devices alot. Hope this solves your problem.. great blog by the way.