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Art, Status report and Dear Lazyweb solicitation of iPod opinions on earbuds
I have two new user pictures, commissioned from screwbald (Warning: Posts in Screwbald LJ are generally rated NSFW and the journal should be viewed at your own risk). Behold!

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Also, I have some items of note that are vaguely organized in some sort of order...
  • Work sux at $EMPLOYER, and that's all I've got to say about that right now.
  • On August 23rd I drove to Milwaukee to see a kick-ass concert courtesy of a surprise birthday gift from captain18 and spoothbrush -- more on that in a later entry. There was Too Much Awesome For This LJ Post, and suchforth, so I'm writing a detailed entry.
  • I'm going to see lady_curmudgeon for the extended weekend.
  • I fly to Maine next week for my part in roho and enveri's wedding. I miss flying for business, so this helps make up for the cutback in my work-related travels.
  • I still am sad that a little girl died, but I think all this coverage about Jon Benet Ramsey is ridiculous.
  • I still love my MacBook and I'm currently in a truce with my iPod that may lead to further purchases of music. There will be a poll on this tomorrow.
  • There's about 2.3 months until Midwest FurFest.
  • Remember how my Expedition had that Check Engine Light (known as a "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" or "MIL") for the last two years? Remember how Roho and I spent $200+ dollars and scalded our arms and hands on red-hot exhaust pipes to change out O2 sensors that I thought were the root cause, but weren't? Remember those P0171 and P0174 OBD-II codes that wouldn't die and how I was at my wit's end? Well, guess what! Last Saturday I fixed the problem with a $4.95 can of electronics cleaner! FUCKING. CARS. I failed emission testing once and spent three hours chasing down parts and over $200 for this?
  • I still like my gin, very much.
  • I have apparently blown out the left ear bud of the ear buds that are provided with my iPod. Yes, I set the volume cap but I still seem to have blown the damn thing out anyway - I hear a most disconcerting buzz/rattle when certain frequencies are hit by my music, but only on that side. When I swap the 'bud from left to right the buzz/distortion/rattle follows. So! Dear LazyWeb: Does anybody with an iPod have a suggestion for replacement ear buds that are compatible with a G5 (Video) iPod but without the shitty "Blowing out at the slightest provocation" feature?
  • I have to go to court about the missing piece of siding on my house. That's right, my village is actually taking me to court over a ten foot length of fascia. Of course I'll plead guilty (I can't deny the fascia is missing) and pay the fine, but for fuck's sake, don't they have better things to do?
I'll post a bit more tomorrow, work permitting.

But today there is no black or white

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film2edit From: film2edit Date: September 1st, 2006 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, I love the icons. I love you used the badge I made you. *BOUNCES* I added you to my friends list. I had thought I did some time ago, but realized I hadn't (I kept typing in your LJ to read it).
feren From: feren Date: September 1st, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
[I love the icons]

Good!

[I love you used the badge I made you.]

It'd be an outright crime if I hadn't. That badge rocks and is one of my favorites.
film2edit From: film2edit Date: September 2nd, 2006 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
*feels special*
silvertailwolf From: silvertailwolf Date: September 1st, 2006 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Earbuds.

If you don't mind in-the-ear style earbuds, I <3 Sony Fontopia series (Amazon Link). Sound is superbly better than Apple's stock buds. The only thing I find a little irritating is that the lead from the jack to the buds comes from the left ear instead of an equal length between the two.
feren From: feren Date: September 1st, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Earbuds.

[the lead from the jack to the buds comes from the left ear instead of an equal length between the two.]

Oh, dear. That is a pet peeve of mine and it would probably irritate the hell out of me in no time flat -- I've grown accustomed to the even-length leads on the stock buds and have, as of late, become highly frustrated with the "lead to the left" earbuds that came with my Samsung phone.

Still, I appreciate the recommendation. I'll go see what I can find in my travels tomorrow.
haikujaguar From: haikujaguar Date: September 1st, 2006 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
There's about 2.3 months until Midwest FurFest.

Gack!
moryssa From: moryssa Date: September 1st, 2006 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree.

Speaking of MFF... Duncan apparently does not have me listed as staff for said con. Am I still on staff or not? I need to know whether I need to take the time off work. ;)
feren From: feren Date: September 1st, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll look into that and figure out what's goin' on. As far as I am aware (and as far as I am concerned) you are staff on Art Show.
feren From: feren Date: September 1st, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
frostyw From: frostyw Date: September 1st, 2006 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Aha. screwbald is Blotch! I knew I recognized that style somewhere; visiting the journal just confirmed it. (And sometimes it's *good* being the Internet admin at work. ^.^)

I have a pair of Sony earbuds I picked up at Wal*Mart, of all places, a few years ago, for something like $10 and I've been quite pleased with their sound performance. I'm often known to crank up the volume a bit, and they've responded well. (Admittedly, I've never blown out the factory earbuds before, either!)

MFF is 2.3 months away? I'd say bring it on, but I'm going to be caught up in that flurry of activity myself, now, aren't I? ;)
feren From: feren Date: September 1st, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
[Screwbald is Blotch!]

Yep. enveri pointed me to 'em a few weeks back.

[I'm often known to crank up the volume a bit, and they've responded well. (Admittedly, I've never blown out the factory earbuds before, either!)]

I admit that I, too, was a bit surprised at having blown out that left earbud. Maybe I just had a defective unit from the get-go on that particular matter, or maybe I managed to get something stuck in there -- I'm not entirely sure. I just know the sound is irritating on certain frequencies.

I really like the fit and the overall performance of the stock earbuds but I can not abide by that horrible buzz when I'm listening to my music. Maybe I'll jusy buy another set of stock Apple ones, but you and Silvertail have both recommended Sony earbuds, so I'm going to have to check them out before I make any moves.
frostyw From: frostyw Date: September 1st, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
The earbuds I've got are equal-length earbuds, that is, the earbud leads both split off in a "Y" fashion from the lead. I saw Silvertail's description, and it doesn't sound like the same ones.

Also, I was apparently thinking ahead when I bought these a couple years ago; they match the black of the iPod. (White accessories with the Black iPod? What gives with that?)
frostyw From: frostyw Date: September 1st, 2006 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes. I knew there was something else I was gonna comment on. c.c

Maine is a rather beautiful state, especially in the late summer. That's the only time of the year I've ever been there, and the weather there is usually spectacular. Not sure where the wedding is, but the forecast for Kittery, ME shows that it'll be sunny and in the low 70s next weekend.

At least Ernesto will be a forgotten heavy rainstorm long before everyone gets up here. :)
yotogi From: yotogi Date: September 1st, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your village is populated with douchebags.
feren From: feren Date: September 1st, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I've noticed that myself. Or, more specifically: the village administration is full of douchebags. The people who live here are generally OK.
yotogi From: yotogi Date: September 2nd, 2006 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
feren From: feren Date: September 4th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The irony here is:

A) I am a prisoner of sorts to these people
B) I have thought of running for mayor
C) All of the above
D) Delicious

tarinfirepelt From: tarinfirepelt Date: September 2nd, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know I am so freaking happpy I am not in Atlanta right now. The John Benet Ramsey stuff was insufferable (the Ramseys live there) when it was back burner news. I shudder to think what it is like now with the vultures circling again.

But at least its not the Stupid "Runaway Bride" bitch media frenzy right when I was moving. I was actually happy to leave because I was sick of my radio programs being interupted by insipid sensationalist news reports. All was well when I showed up on Albuquerque.

Then the idiot is found in, you guessed it, Albuquerque.

At least the Ramsey stuff got them off the Katrina garbage for a while.
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