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April 3, 2007 11:23 AM

My iPod connector has been flakey for a long time now and I’ve repaired it twice before. (1st generation 10gb iPod.) Today the repair didn’t take so now it won’t charge and it won’t sync. I found a replacement board on E-Bay for $46 shipped but it’s going to take a few days to get here. That means I have to listen to the radio or another cheap mp3 player with limited songs or something. I hate the radio. The commercials, the sensationalist news reporting...ick. :-(

And the board replacement likely means that I’ll have to re-upload all my stuff to the drive again and “re-authorize” the iPod for all my purchased songs so they play. *grumble* Fracking DRM. Hopefully Apple manages to get that killed here pretty soon. I’d be willing to pay a little more to be able to do what I want with what I pay for. Which is how it should be in the first place.

It’s been rainy all last night and all this morning. More of a drizzle than actual rain as the afternoon sets in. Last night there was some really cool lightning behind the clouds but I didn’t have my camera with me so I didn’t get any pictures of it. :-(

Haven’t gotten to sharpening the blades on my new-to-me riding mower. Our housemate showed me how to do that the other day so I just have to get around to doing it. I also have to get around to removing the snow plow for the spring/summer/fall and putting the mowing deck back onto it. And change the oil - something I have to do in the other vehicles as well.

After the initial “picture fest” with my new-to-me camera I found a crease in the side of my bike’s gas tank. I didn’t notice it before and I’m honestly wondering what to do about it. I plan on re-painting the tank anyway but I’m wondering if I shouldn’t just be looking for a replacement.

I’m also planning on painting the rest of the plastics on the bike white with blue europium traces suspended in non-uv clear-coat. That way they will charge during the day then glow at night. I think it’s going to look pretty cool but there are others who question the amount of white on the bike. If I had spare plastics I’d to a test painting of them and see how they look. I need to get a moisture filter for it but thankfully I have the small 2 gallon air compressor. That is small enough and light enough for me to plug my airbrush into it and use it or a small paint gun rather than try and use spraypaint. That also means the coats will dry quicker and I’ll have better control of the final look. That’s a good thing.

Didn’t think about it but I almost shot myself in the foot with my bike the other day. From day one of owning it I’ve had a magnetic button with the Serenity symbol from Firefly on it that I stuck onto the top of the tank. The thing I didn’t think about until recently is that I had it stuck on top of the keyhole. Not a big deal - except that that is the vent for the tank! That means I would create a vacuum in the tank when riding long distances and it would cause problems for the bike. Vanity will be the death of me if I’m not careful. ;-)




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