January 28th, 2006

sad mac

[ iPod ] death and resurrecton of ipod

My ipod died last night, which contributed to a day full of stress and to consolidate my reputation as a grumpy old curmudgeon...so I thought of doing a quick google for ipod repairs and the like. Found that it is not too difficult to replace the hard disk... if you can source one. I already knew that the particular ipod model i have (mono screen, clickwheel, 40 gig disk) is particularly prone to problems with the hard drive (as it has been replaced three times! but it is no longer under warranty). But the most bizarre thing I found is that a lot of people have fixed their ailing ipod by smacking them.. so I tried that... and it worked! The thing came back to life. I don't trust it now, though. I still find it odd and amusing (I get easily entertaned) that in this day and age percussive maintenance should still work...
  • Current Mood
    tired tired


Ok, so I spent a chunk of last night hanging out in toilets. Maybe I could put myself forward, then, as leader of a political party in this country... or perhaps not.

The toilet bit is that I went to 'Dreadnought' (no web page yet, apparently) a one off club night organised by mock2 and peeps, taking place in a Victorian toilet on Commercial Street. As I got off the car this wizened woman (Can you describe a woman as 'wizened'?) came over and asked "Are you looking for something, darling?" As it happens, I was, but not for her!.I was looking, late at night, for a public toilet. Hm. Actually, I had forgotten it was a public toilet I was looking for. Ran into dj_alexander, then we ran into -oh, I can't remember his name, sori... and we duly found the place. Excellent night, actually; I can see that it could become too successful! as the place quickly filled up. I missed scarynic's set, I hear there were problems with one of the decks not working... I did get to see (or hear) djpsyche's and Patricia's sets. Danced a bit, talked rubbish with people, caught up with a few people I haven't seen much lately and had a very good time. And then had to escape early, given that today was going to be (it is) a busy day...(i'm writing this in bits in between lessons). Top night, hope it will happen again...
  • Current Music
    pupil playing 'daydream', by richard wright (not the pink floyd one..)