So much for Rants and Revelations: And some ever better news about the iPod. Last night, with the iPod down to only 3 out of 4 bars showing on the battery charge meter, I tried several times and found I had about a 1 in 5 chance of actually turning it back on after an auto-shutoff. And sometimes when I did the menu+play hard reset, it would take forever to come back up again.
Strangely enough, it seems to work great while it’s plugged in. Since 90% of the time I do have it plugged in at work, I’d be tempted to just forget it and say this is as good as it’s going to get, except I had over a year of an iPod that worked right, so this one is too damn annoying.
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How can one item so perfectly encapsulate Bush-Cheney’s attitude towards American workers, sanctions, and human rights?
“Rumsfeld was saying, we need to bomb Iraq, and we were all saying no, no, al Queda is in Afganistan, we need to bomb Afganistan. And Rumsfeld said there aren’t any good targets in Afganistan, and there are lots of good targets in Iraq”
– Richard Clark on the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
I’m sure you’re all absolutely fascinated by this, but it appears that the problem is definitely fixed, and, more importantly, I’ve probably got a fresh battery in the new iPod. After nearly 9.5 hours of use (10 hours minus the time it was off for lunch time), I turned it off for 20 minutes, then turned it back on again and it came alive! Woo hoo!
And hopefull that will be the last iPod update I’ll have to post for a while.
In our second last installment, I discovered that my new iPod has a problem that if you play it on battery for 3-4 hours and then pause it long enough for it to turn itself off, it wouldn’t come back on without a full hard reset/reboot. Which is a drag because you lose your place in the playlist you were listening to.
That problem might actually be fixed!
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