My iPod is all jacked up. Some corrupt files or
something after I got the latest upgrade from Apple. Way to go, Apple.
How about a little more QA, huh? I’m trying to restore, which means
erasing everything and formatting the drive, but I can’t get that far
because it’s so screwed. Actually, it’s fine unless I try to connect
it to the computer.
I am not amused.
Re: The Scrotum
A co-worker went to Australia last year and brought back some souvenirs
to work. Over where the app developers sit there’s a bunch of knick
knacks of all kinds. Apparently, in Australia they sell a lot of
souvenirs made from kangaroo parts. There’s a bottle opener made from
a kangaroo forearm. Some kind of small pouch and a pencil holder.
These last two items happen to be made from roo sacks. And by sacks, I
mean scrotums. The pouch is a soft leather. The pencil holder is
furry. Of course, since they’ve been sitting there for so long you
don’t think of them as anything except knick knacks.
I walked over there to ask someone a question. I’m always fidgeting.
So I picked up the nearest object, the pencil holder, and I had it
upside down on my finger, spinning it while I was talking. And then I
realized what I was doing and rhetorically asked, “Why do I have a
kangaroo scrotum on my finger?”
So one guy said that at least
the Aussies don’t waste animal parts. I don’t think that’s any
consolation to the kangaroo in question. And he said, “But you have to
admit — it is soft and furry.”
I was feeling how soft the fur
was and again I realized what I was doing. “Oh yeh. Wow, it is soft
and … aw man! Now I’m stroking it. Argh.”
And then I went back to my desk and tried to forget the incident.
Life’s a lot simpler when you don’t think about things.
Release date: By 23 August, 2005