Thursday, February 17, 2011

Creeping Slowly Back To Life


So, I have a new computer now. I'm struggling through that awkwards few weeks where you try to get all of your software installed & running properly. For example, the .flac frontend program doesn't work with Windows 7, apparently. Not sure what I'll be able to do there.. The good news is that my ftp program is up & functional. WinRAR works well.

I found a lost, lonely little cone half-buried in a wooded area near my home. It was a beacon, calling to me from across the field. It's the old friend that I didn't know that I had.

9 comments:

Wizard Jim said...

I AM ONE WITH THE CONE!!! (okay it's been a long day and I didn't get much sleep last night). Glad to hear about the new PC Doc! Windows 7 is good overall, but it can be kind of strange at times. Do you use Traders Little Helper as your FLAC frontend?

Peace, Love, and Taco Sauce

Anonymous said...

Ha! Did you check under it to see if there was a prog-rock bootleg underneath? Could be! Thanks for all the amazing music - Tom.

Anonymous said...

Not really sure what .flac frontend does(I've never used it), but TLH does work with Windows 7.

bring on the Zep

Appick said...

Talking of cones there's a photo of Geoffrey Mann when he was singing for Twelfth Night wearing a ... cone ... on his head in the very wonderful book Play On by Andrew Wild.
Which made me think you could start up a subject: "Weird (or Unusual) uses for a cone".
Start the competition by finding the name of the post (the prize is shooting the person with the silliest pair of knees) and then - Rita's your aunt - you can name the silliest usage of a cone and ask the person for lot's of money for all the publicity s/he'll get.
Alternatively, you could just delete this post and ban me from ever coming here again.

Anonymous said...

Hi, it might be, that you have to had Adminstrator user rights before you can run FLAC frontend in these newer Windows systems. So, log in as and adminstrator, or run the program as administrator, have you tried these?

Beth said...

Great to hear you got your new computer! I'm sure you'll get everything to work out like you need it to. Can't wait to see what other goodies you share with us.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back

Uncle Dave said...

I see I'm not the only one to reccommend Traders Litle Helper, love the site :-)

Innocent Bystander said...

How sad. I eagerly opened up these comments to see if the cone was sticking up through the snow because it happened to be sitting upon a stump. Alas it was just a tall cone....

On the 'puter front, I'm glad that you're getting things back to normal(ish). I'm still fussing/fighting/beating my head against the wall learning all the new little quirks that mine has. I think in the end you'll like W7. The more I play with mine the more I like it (if I could merge some XP features into it I'd be giddy with happiness - however....).

One big thing that you should do now while it is still in the early stages of that computer's life is to spend a little time & plan out how you want things organized. Rather than my previous method of just randomly putting programs wherever it defaulted to, I've tried to set up some (hopefully) logical sub folders. Using music/media as an example I've put the players (VLC, WMP, etc) into one subfolder, utilities/extractors/tools into another, etc. It may seem like a lot of work now but it makes it one hell of a lot easier to find something six months from now when you can't remember the name of the program nor the location on the drive where you stuck it way back when.

As always though, thanks so much for all your time & trouble keeping this place going. The music that is being preserved for future generations is important as is the quality of the recordings made available. It is appreciated.