10-11-07 CD Burner etc.
Earlier this week, I took my computer in (!) to have the CD / DVD burner replaced. It got to where it wouldn’t burn anything anymore – it just kept spitting out the blank discs saying, “Please insert blank disc”. Whenever I tried to dub a DVD, it would ‘load’ properly, then tell me – “There is a problem with your disc”. Let’s be real 21st century: I can’t live without a working disc burner!!!
So, if I owe you any CD-R’s, now’s a good time to ask again – it’s working great! And I am also back to several of my DVD projects – assembling material etc. I took about 6 months off from it, but…my DVD hard drive is now working overtime in the other room.
I have always liked making copies of stuff – whether it’s a photocopier or a cassette deck. And I love my Sony MiniDisc recorder(s) – they’re a lot better than cassettes ever were – both the sound and the editing capabilities.
It was weird to take my computer somewhere to have the CD burner changed out. I simply didn’t have the time or inclination to select a model and do it myself. There are those who will scoff at me for this, but…I am also the sort of person that pays for somebody else to change the oil in my car, too. My DVD recorder in the living room kept me busy while the computer was away being worked on.
As long as we’re on the topic of technology (apparently), I do not have a cell phone at this time. No plans to get one, either. I still have a regular telephone – it seems that about all I ever do on it is call my GF of nearly a decade. Sure, I’ve wanted a cell phone for when I arrive at an airport and someone is going around the parking lot in a loop, waiting for me to come out of the terminal. But that’s not a good enough reason to get one.
People always keep telling me that I should get “bigger better faster” internet service. For what? I do not download anything. I post this blog, and upload photos to Flickr – but that is about the extent of my “advanced usage”. I’ve been with Earthlink for over a decade – no ‘service’ problems. I am always reluctant to even think of changing my ISP, thus far.
But I still have the tunes. It matters not what I listen to them on / with. I can hear ‘em. These days, it’s mostly phonograph records to MiniDisc, in my car. In my car is where I have the time and concentration to listen. At home, there are usually distractions (i.e. the phone rings, the laundry finishes, so I have to put some stuff in the dryer etc).
When do you listen? What do you listen on / with? Do you like what you hear? Have I ever made you a copy of anything (on cassette, CD-R, DVD-R)? Did you listen to it? Did you enjoy it? Did the format it was on interact with your enjoyment thereof?
Take good care of your teeth. That’s the secret of the universe.