Friday, December 23, 2011

Fishing with Ken (and Claire)

After a two-year hiatus I fished some this Fall.

My Music -- Programs and Devices in Use

It has been a custom to listen to Pandora (a minimized copy om the browser )while at computer.
You may view my Pandora profile; -- you can get there from the link in the right sidebar.
Of late a lot of my listening has been at the Yann Tierson Station. It plays compositions often by modern composers and includes film scores. (Yann Tierson was suggested by Jeff Cliff, a Facebook friend who I met through our shared interest in Polya's "How To Solve It.")

I now (recently acquired) have 2 hand-held MP3 Players:
My LG500G TracFone has 2.8 GB of music from CDs. This collection is roughly equal to what Ann has on her MP3 Players (Sansa and Cruz tablet) mainly jazz. It is at capacity.
My Samsung Galaxy 4.0 Players has (so far) an enhanced version of the 3.8GB download -- 3.6 GB mainly Jazz. [ It also has an excellent FM Radio. I've preset: WxxI (classical)91.5; WGMC (jazz) 90.1; WbEE (popular) 92.5; WRUR, 88.6.]

Steve helped me to set-up and use software to rip CDs to MP3 format om my computer.
I have only used Windows Media Player for syncing thus far.
I have subscribed to Rhapsody; but am not up to speed with it.

Preface to Updating: Aug.-Sept -ETP and Fishing; October = Accident; ;Nov.-Dec. == New Toys and computer upgrade; Google services update

In August I had a considerable tiff with ETP. I feel the efforts then and now are not worth discussing.
ETP, now, has been down for over a month.
Persons wishing to discuss this should e-mail or call me.

September is marked for fishing with Ken Kirchgessner, Claire's boy friend, principally in Lake Ontario off Bear Creek in Ontario, NY.

October is marked for accident on 10/8/2011 which totaled the Focus.
Fortunately no one was injured and the insurance has been helpful.
I have decided to do without "wheels" as they are too expensive. As a result I am making frequent impositions to Ann Ellis for assistance, whereas before having a car mean I qas more available to Ann, to help her in emergencies.

November-December is marked for getting used to "no wheels". sleep testing (looking for things related to the accident), and new toys: LG500G TracFone #775-7809; Samsung Galaxy 4.0 Player; Webcam on PC; ---- and use of services: much Google; ICC, Internet Chess Club ( to play on-line) and Rhapsody for music download.

I have continually followed by interests in Music, Chess and Bridge, computer/Google features.

Thank you for reading.
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