August 1st, 2008

Expostulation

Life, The Universe, And

Not quite everything.

Amongst other things done last weekend, not yet reported on, I copied music files onto the Treo 750 Smart Phone. Actually, I copied the files onto a mini-SD card, which is working in the Treo via a Mini-Micro converter card. This will lead to a couple of things here.

First, the Music. I copied mostly a bunch of Windows Media Player files (as in, when I ripped the CD Windows made them Media Player files), and some MP3 files. It's a 2 Gb card, so there's a goodly amount of music there. Sound quality is rather good, particularly with the headphone set that came with the device. I've not tried another headset yet, only this one. The headset includes a mike, as it then serves as the phone's headset. Eh.

Volume control is perhaps my biggest complaint, and that not very big. The iShuffle provides very fine volume control. The Treo 'steps' the volume, no fine tuning. Playlists becomes a potential issue, just as with the iShuffle. There is apparently one playlist; what is loaded. I've listened to it straight through, since it is a grab-bag of pieces I like. Random Shuffle play is an option. Not a different playlist.

Receiving a call does mute the Media Player, just as I suspect making a call will. Hasn't happened often, so I don't know if the Treo is 'pausing' the current play, or simply muting it. Either is acceptable, considering this is also my phone. Other applications will also run (i.e. Calendar, Contacts, or other application altogether), without any problem. Power consumption is not noticeably higher than before starting to use the music features.

Advantage, then, lies in only carrying about one device.

Second, the card, and actually this is more about the first card I used. That one is also a 2 Gb card, but is a mini rather than a micro. The one difference I've noticed is that the Treo seems to like the Micro in a Mini-Converter better than the Mini card itself. With the Mini in, the device frequently informed me that the card had been removed, when it hadn't actually been touched at all. Not sure what's up with that.

We now return you to your otherwise even more boring Friday.
DancingPenguins

Friday

One of the people I read very, very regularly is the inestimable tx_cronopio, who nearly every week posts a delightful Frivolous Friday Poll. However, this particular point in time is running a bit roughshod over the inestimable Cronopio, so several of us who are CronopioFanz are doing up Frivolous Friday for her. In keeping with my immediate prior post, I bring you a Poll.

Have fun!

Poll #1233580 Frivolous Firday Poll

I can play the following musical instruments

I do quite well with an MP3 player
2(8.7%)
Vinyl, Baby!
1(4.3%)
Spoons. I play Spoons
0(0.0%)
Stringed instruments, bring it on!
0(0.0%)
Is a Guitar a stringed instrument?
0(0.0%)
Drums.
0(0.0%)
Flute. You know, like Pan?
0(0.0%)
Saxaphone. Someone famous plays it too.
0(0.0%)
Are you serious?
2(8.7%)
The Ticky is like, Musical, eh?
0(0.0%)

Don't you need to be, like, Not Tone Deaf to enjoy music?

No, rhythm is quite nice too.
3(13.0%)
Well, it helps not to be.
4(17.4%)
Tones? We don' need no stinkin' tones!
2(8.7%)
What?
2(8.7%)
The Ticky is, like, Musical, eh? Got it?
0(0.0%)

What style of music do you like?

Jazz
2(10.0%)
New Age
1(5.0%)
Classical, thenqueveddymuch
0(0.0%)
Hard Rock!
7(35.0%)
Where's, like, the Ticky, eh?
10(50.0%)

Do animals enjoy music?

My dogs are very musical, they howl at the moon.
1(4.8%)
No way, man, are you kidding?
1(4.8%)
I can haz music nao, plz? Kthx
3(14.3%)
The frogs! The frogs!
0(0.0%)
Ever see an elephant dance?
1(4.8%)
Um, my pets are earthworms.
0(0.0%)
Define Music.
0(0.0%)
Wouldn't know. I'm tone-deaf
0(0.0%)
Hey, Cronopio, I hope you're feeling better next week!
1(4.8%)
Ticky. Pet the Ticky
2(9.5%)

So, how much do you spend on music?

Annually? or Monthly? or Weekly?
6(28.6%)
D00d, who buys music any more? Hackrs R us!
3(14.3%)
Kin Ewe Say, Rip?
2(9.5%)
Yo, Cronopio, PLEASE feel Better! This guy's poll is killing me!
0(0.0%)
The Ticky Wants You
3(14.3%)