• Archive for October, 2004

    EMI and Copy Controls

    by  • 10/29/2004 • music • 0 Comments

    Okay, maybe you’ve seen the post previously about how I won’t buy the newest Beastie Boys album due to the EMI copy control crap. That still holds. I won’t buy an album like that, and I won’t recommend anyone else buy one… However, I’ve just realised how much of a lowest-bidder solution the EMI copy […]

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    It’s new drive time…

    by  • 10/29/2004 • geek, life • 0 Comments

    I broke down today and picked up a 200GB HD for the file server. I need to take this other HD back to the office and get everything off the dying 120GB drive that I have at the office. Everything gets shoved on the new drive so that I can ship the 120 back to […]

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    iPod fever

    by  • 10/27/2004 • geek, life • 1 Comment

    There’s a lot of people out there attacking the Pepsi iPod contest, it would appear. People on thier 3rd iPod win, and more… I guess I can start again – I have 50 PINs saved up and I think it’s about time I won another one. I was re-organising my gallery when I noticed that […]

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    8 days later

    by  • 10/19/2004 • geek, life, music • 0 Comments

    So, here’s my brand new iPod, fresh from the post office’s holding pens… Eight days total from the day I was informed I’d won it, and it’s in my grubby little hands. The world is too damned efficient sometimes. The original tagging on the box would appear to indicate that my iPod was shipped as-is […]

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    Just won a 20GB iPod

    by  • 10/11/2004 • life • 8 Comments

    I’ll likely have to start drinking more Pepsi in order to return the favour. Pepsi Canada is giving away a 20GB iPod every hour for 12 weeks. Yes, every hour. The best part about this contest is that your contest entry is only good for one particular draw in one particular hour. If you choose […]

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    How many MP3s

    by  • 10/11/2004 • music • 0 Comments

    I’ve just re-connected my 120GB HD full of MP3 files to my file server in order to copy off whatever I’m able to. See, the drive has been giving every indication that it’s failing; DMA errors, and I/O errors popping up. Running e2fsck on it to check the file system consistency hasn’t improved the situation, […]

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