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Ipod Shuffle --Pain In The Ass

I was installing Windows 2000 on a spare drive I had laying around. I wanted to play some Duke Nukem and I thought I could do it on 2000. Wrong. Since Duke Nukem is basically a dos game it has to be Windows 98 (at least to play online.) No wonder it's been so long since I've played online.

So when I went to install the Windows 2000 installer showed the ipod I had stupidly left in the dock. And without thinking I formatted it. So after much pain I was able to get it back to a usable state. Gah. I hate proprietary software.

It's even worse with Apple's Windows software --it's like their proprietary stuff on top of Microsoft's proprietary stuff. It's enough to drive anyone nuts.

I would plug in the shuffle and none of the Apple software would recognize it as an ipod --even the app that is supposed to be used in case of emergency to restore the firmware and filesystem. Ended up having to dl and use a time trial version of dataviz's Macopener.

After installing Macopener I was able to at least format the shuffle --format it mac style anyway. Then iTunes was able to recognize the drive and kind of install the firmware. And then I was able to run Ipod Updater.

Gah. What a pain in the ass. I can't figure out if it's that it's not really a usb mass storage device, or if there is just not really any support for such on windows.

So I have to use software that can make pretend I'm on a mac when I'm on windows which I'm using because there is no easy way to initialize an ipod to fat32 on linux.

Make sense? Not really.

I like ipods but the software for them sucks ass.


Mystery Of K-duk Kim

Seen a couple really good movies by Ki-duk Kim lately. "Bad Guy", "Samaria" and 3 Iron". 3 Iron was particulary good I thought and this got me curious to look into the other films by this director. One that looks like it might be interesting is "The Isle". Curious about it I went and read/skimmed a couple of reviews. I like this bit that Roger Ebert had to say [regarding challenging movies]:

"Why would you want to see this film? Most people would not. I was recently at a health resort where a movie was shown every night, and one of the selections was Pedro Almodovar's 'All About My Mother,' which involves transgendered characters. 'Why,' a woman asked me, 'would they show a movie with things I do not want to see?' She is not unusual. Most people choose movies that provide exactly what they expect, and tell them things they already know. Others are more curious. We are put on this planet only once, and to limit ourselves to the familiar is a crime against our minds."



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