Apropos of Nothing

September 20, 2006

Yep, I’ve registered my own domain which is being hostd by the very excellent Dreamhost, so why don’t you all direct your browsers to my brand new blog, now entitled Apropos of Nothing.

It’s not that I disliked Schadenfreude, but I wanted something new. Disagree? Tell me on Apropos of Nothing!


Bitchin’ iTunes

September 15, 2006

Amazingly, iTunes 7 won’t let me change certain settings for video files. What I’d (and certainly Apple, one would think) consider an obvious organizing feature actually doesn’t excist. In addition, the iPod syncing feature is acting up. Hmm. What gives?

I’ve got quite a few seasons of Family Guy and South Park in iPod format archived in iTunes, all archived as “Movies”. Thing is, they’re TV shows, and I’d like them specified as that. But iTunes, quite amazingly, as if the developers simply forgot to include it, won’t allow me to change this setting on more than one file at a time. I don’t have, nor do I want to have, time to edit each and every episode of each and every season just to get them archived and arranged properly. I’d expect this to be fixed rather sharply, seeing as it’s an easily-implemented feature that will relieve Apple of tons of angry users. I can’t imagine that this is anything but a slip-up by the development team due to time constraints leading up to Jobs’ tuesday morning conference. Whatever it is, it’s an essential detail.

Bitchin' iTunes 7

My second grudge is that after my iPod is done syncing, it won’t stop by itself, and I have to press the little x in the status window for it to stop the process. It probably doesn’t harm the iPod or delete any files seeing as the actual syncing is over, but it would be nice to not have to interfere with the update.

Connected iPod

All in all, though, I love the look of the new iTunes. It feels more organized, looks better and runs smoother as far as I can tell. When Apple releases a patch within the next few weeks (definitely when) all will be fine, and the choir of complaints we’ve heard so far will have settled.

Posted in Apple, Applications