iPod…actually Apple woes


I recently went through the pain of transfering my iTunes library from one PC to another, never again! The music industry needs to sort it’s act out and quickly when it comes to DRM and Apple just needs to sort out all of their software!

After finally figuring out how to “obtain” my own content from my own iPod and import into the new library I noticed that none of my playlists were in order on the iPod. After much googling it seems that you need to set the Copy To Play Order on the playlist in iTunes and ensure shuffle is turned off on the iPod. Apple?…usability?…give me a break!

Next I noticed that all my podcast videos were appearing correctly (and now ordered) in my playlists but nothing was appearing below the Video Podcasts section. After much head scratching I found out that poscasts are not syncronised by default although everything else is! You have to enable this in iTunes; back to the usability again!

I now have an iPod that syncs to my new library and a new level of hatred for all software that Apple spits out onto the unsuspecting public.


Kids really do have a unique perspective on the world


If you’re not a parent this one may pass you by but I felt compelled to share.

Recently when I asked my three year old son Finley what he wanted to be when he grows up he replied…”An Octopus!”.

Abandoned Blogs


If a place existed where blogs could go when feeling neglected, I’d say mine would have been there for quite some time!

Having been really busy over the last 9 months building a new .NET solution I’ve now returned to TFS to perform some “housekeeping” in preperation of our next project. Actually when I say housekeeping it’s a little more serious than that; I’ve actually built us a whole new TFS Server as the last one had to remain in a Workgroup due to the lack of an AD in our environment. As you can probably imagine being in a Workgroup proved to be quite a pain at times especially with Build Server and SPS. But hey, we’re on the road to recovery so I’ll be posting more TFS findings and pains on here over time.