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View Poll Results: Does [forgetting your iPod] screw up your work day?
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Yes, Dakar, I concur. This does screw up my workday 19 votes (38.00%)
No, Dakar, this does not screw up my work day, you pansy. 28 votes (56.00%)
I do not own an iPod or I do not have a job. Either way, I am inferior to you. 3 votes (6.00%)
I vote for a new CEO and oust this old creep! And also that my cat smells good and is pretty. 0 votes (0%)
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Does this screw up your work day?
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Dakarʒ
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Nov 29, 2007, 10:15 AM
 
I forgot my iPod for the first time in the year I've had it. While I don't usually listen to it for all 8 hours, I still use it for the majority of the day. And I was so looking forward to the Bill Walton interview I had lined up on one of the podcasts...
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 10:29 AM
 
I avoid this by running iTunes on my PC, and leave my iPod in the car. iTunes stays off whenever I do any resource-intensive stuff, though, since it's a pig. I should really find a AAC player for the PC that's not such a pig, but I'm too lazy.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 10:30 AM
 
Oh Jesus, I just became the bane of my own existence. Where the hell is the make this poll public feature?
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 10:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
I avoid this by running iTunes on my PC, and leave my iPod in the car. iTunes stays off whenever I do any resource-intensive stuff, though, since it's a pig. I should really find a AAC player for the PC that's not such a pig, but I'm too lazy.
I used to have my library on my work computer (because my PowerBook HD had died), but it was deemed unnecessary once I got the iPod, and technically, I shouldn't have those files there anyway, so i deleted them once I was sure I wouldn't need them.

I'd listen to some internet radio, but that's against the rules too, at least I imagine.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 10:34 AM
 
Yup. There was one time I realized I forogt my iPod and I turned around to get it. I was only less than 5 minutes from the house, but yeah, I depend on my tunes/podcasts.

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Nov 29, 2007, 10:36 AM
 
I told everyone I was going home sick when I noticed it was missing. On another day I might even have wasted 45 min to go get it, but since I'm on OT, I don't feel like wasting the time.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:39 AM
 
You pansy!

I only kick myself when I forget my iPod for long drives and am forced to listen to the <shudder> radio.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
listen to the <shudder> radio.
A fate worse than death.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:41 AM
 
I don't find anything wrong with the radio. I find out about a lot of local happenings on it and the classic rock stations here in NY/NJ are damn good.

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Nov 29, 2007, 11:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
I avoid this by running iTunes on my PC, and leave my iPod in the car. iTunes stays off whenever I do any resource-intensive stuff, though, since it's a pig. I should really find a AAC player for the PC that's not such a pig, but I'm too lazy.
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
I find out about a lot of local happenings on it
You listen to the non-music portions of the radio?! Someone lock you up.

Edit: Classic station are by default more tolerable because of their nature of playing the better music of their timeframe, but eventually they become just as repetitive as they have only so much music to pull from.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:47 AM
 
since I'm in a music school, putting my recordings for classes onto one of my iPods is well, almost a daily occurrence. so if i don't bring my iPod, then well, i'm sol
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
the classic rock stations here in NY/NJ are damn good.
I'm finding more and more that the music I want to hear is on classic rock channels now. It's a bit depressing.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:49 AM
 
I about died when the local alterna-rock station had an al 90s weekend it was the best thing I'd heard in a long time.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:52 AM
 
What podcast had the Bill Walton interview? Share the love; I want to subscribe.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 11:55 AM
 
The BS Report on ESPN. From what Bill Simmons was saying, Walton graciously said nothing was off-limits, but he might have gotten offended at the end when Simmons asked him if he felt he had been part of the break-up of the '77 Blazers.

Either way its Bill Walton. You have to hate long-winded overenthusiastic positivity to hate him.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:02 PM
 
I'm downloading it right now before I hit the road. Thank you.

I've been needing some new podcasts. I've been running out a lot lately. I'm subscribed to IGN Games Podcasts, Tips from the Top Floor, MacBreak Weekly, and TWiT, but just added 4 ESPN podcasts.

My headphones aren't coming off the rest of the day. I just hope my wife doesn't notice when she wants to talk when I get home.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
I about died when the local alterna-rock station had an al 90s weekend it was the best thing I'd heard in a long time.
I keep waiting for a channel to appear somewhere that is just that. AltNation on Sirius does it from time to time and they get flooded for a week or two afterwards with people asking them to just stay that way.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
Either way its Bill Walton. You have to hate long-winded overenthusiastic positivity to hate him.
I don't like the sound of his voice. Not sure why, but it just bothers me.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I'm downloading it right now before I hit the road. Thank you.

I've been needing some new podcasts. I've been running out a lot lately. I'm subscribed to IGN Games Podcasts, Tips from the Top Floor, MacBreak Weekly, and TWiT, but just added 4 ESPN podcasts.

My headphones aren't coming off the rest of the day. I just hope my wife doesn't notice when she wants to talk when I get home.
Dude, there's a thing called music. You should try it sometime.

You're welcome.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:05 PM
 
Bill Walton's voice is "different," but he's one of the most knowledgeable basketball analysts around. The guy really knows what he's talking about.

My latest habit of listening to my iPod and playing Puzzle Quest while driving probably isn't the safest thing in the world, so everyone say a quick prayer for me. Holiday traffic and such...
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
I don't like the sound of his voice. Not sure why, but it just bothers me.
He's a love 'im or hate 'im kinda guy.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
Dude, there's a thing called music. You should try it sometime.

You're welcome.
Listen to it all the time, but I like to listen to podcasts while driving. I listen to music while working or lounging at home.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
I keep waiting for a channel to appear somewhere that is just that. AltNation on Sirius does it from time to time and they get flooded for a week or two afterwards with people asking them to just stay that way.
Still it gets old after a few days. I remember being pumped about it on Friday and getting tired of it by Sunday because I started hearing the same songs... and I don't even listen to the radio that much.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:29 PM
 
I think Sirius overall (I'm a subscriber) has a chronic problem with overrepeating songs. I imagine it has to do with their very specific dividing of channels; there's only so much music that pertains to a certain specific genre.

For instance, I flipped to channel 2 to see how their Christmas music was this year. I think I heard the same song at least twice, if not three times that day.

Not to say that I'm not thankful for the specific channels - they really are nice if you are only into one type of music and you want to hear it nonstop. It does get repetitive though.

The cross-country reception, while spotty in enclosed or rural areas, is also quite nice.
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
I don't find anything wrong with the radio. I find out about a lot of local happenings on it and the classic rock stations here in NY/NJ are damn good.
The NYC area has very good radio, but it sucks for the rest of the country outside major cities. Try driving west on I-80 for a while past the Poconos. I did that once, before the iPod was even a gleam in Steve Jobs' eye. Thank God I was only driving to Pittsburgh!
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
Thank God I was only driving to Pittsburgh!
Speaking of fates worse than death...
     
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Nov 29, 2007, 12:57 PM
 
At work I typically listen to Pandora...usually Mae, Wolfmother, Sullivan, Muse or a couple others. At home I have iTunes going on my stereo, since trying to run Pandora along with anything else doesn't work too well on my iBook.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 09:15 AM
 
What a fine thread Dakarʒ!

I gave up on iPods and mp3 players in general. My teensy tiny cell phone holds 8GBs of music and movies, enough for me. If I ever forgot this, I'd go back.
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Nov 30, 2007, 09:19 AM
 
suck it up cupcake and get back to work

I had an older ipod that bit the big one and I waited a few months for the new generation of ipods to come out. So I had to get used to not listening to music during the day again.

What I find bad about the ipod at work is I get into the music and I don't hear if someone is trying to get my attention and that usually results my being startled by them.
     
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Nov 30, 2007, 11:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
What a fine thread Dakarʒ!
Who?

Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
What I find bad about the ipod at work is I get into the music and I don't hear if someone is trying to get my attention and that usually results my being startled by them.
Luckily I keep the volume low enough to hear everything I'd hear normally (including the inane chatter).
     
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Dec 4, 2007, 02:56 PM
 
Hey JawBone, what'd you think of the Bill Walton interview? I knew he was feeling it when Simmons trying to introduce him spurred 4 minutes of non-stop monologuing.
     
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Dec 4, 2007, 03:24 PM
 
I feel uncomfortable using it at work since nobody else does and our office is very open, but I need either my tunes or my book for the subway rides.
     
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Dec 4, 2007, 09:39 PM
 
I teach at several schools, and thus don't have a computer for personal work use. I end up using my iPod for holding work data just as much as I use it for listening to music. While not having it would be a bummer, its not a day killer.
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 08:52 AM
 
Dammit, I've done it again. Running low on work too, this is going to be a very long day.
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 08:57 AM
 
*puts on headphones, cranks up the iPod, and takes a stroll along the beach*
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 11:47 AM
 
*plugs iPod into co-worker's Bose Sound Dock, and drifts into euphoric iPod bliss*
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 11:49 AM
 
Oh, and half a year later, the Walton interview was pretty good. I loved the tension towards the end when Simmons brought up Walton breaking up the Blazers. You could just see Walton shaking his head and thinking, "cheap shot."

Better late than never, I guess.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
*puts on headphones, cranks up the iPod, and takes a stroll along the beach*
I hope a killer whale gets you.

Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
*plugs iPod into co-worker's Bose Sound Dock, and drifts into euphoric iPod bliss*
I hope a, uh...
...hmmmm....
... a killer whale gets you!

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Oh, and half a year later, the Walton interview was pretty good. I loved the tension towards the end when Simmons brought up Walton breaking up the Blazers. You could just see Walton shaking his head and thinking, "cheap shot."
I didn't think it's a cheap shot. It might have been a little out of place as a hard hitting question on what had been a pretty casual podcast. You could tell he regretted the phrasing almost immediately.
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 12:50 PM
 
I hope a killer whale gets you.
On Amager Strandpark?

Keep dreaming.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
On Amager Strandpark?

Keep dreaming.
*sob*
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 01:06 PM
 
Sure must be a quiet day for Dak.
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 01:15 PM
 
Apparently I forgot to delete all the videos from my work computer. So I have those to listen to. Dick.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
*sob*
I’m sorry, what was that? Oh, I see, you want pictures, too?

Well, all right then, if you insist. (These are not actually from today, of course, since I didn’t bring my camera today; but it is the right beach)
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 02:23 PM
 
angular gravitationitis
You pretentious prick.

You wear Chucks to the beach, eh?
(nice place, tho)
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 02:24 PM
 
My iPhone is my iPod. I use most of the features almost all day. Although music and podcasts and stuff I listen to on my work iMac.
     
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Originally Posted by paul w View Post
My iPhone is my iPod.
Well, forgetting that would really screw up your day, wouldn't it?

Actually, I'd be happier forgetting my cell than my iPod.
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 02:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Actually, I'd be happier forgetting my cell than my iPod.
Same here. I don't get cell reception in my building (damn EM-shielding), so it's off all day anyway. The iPod though? Love it. Keeps me entertained while I'm almost two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
You pretentious prick.


You wear Chucks to the beach, eh?
I take it Chucks are a brand of shoes? Mine are actually Cults (aka cheap $35 rip-offs).
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Apparently I forgot to delete all the videos from my work computer. So I have those to listen to. Dick.
I'm a little bit concerned about the content of these videos you forgot to delete from your work computer...
     
 
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