Murray's Blog

The first day of my new contract

The first day of my new contract was uneventful until myself and another contractor were suddenly escorted from
the building by a company lawyer. Apparently the contracts
have not been finalised between the company and our agency.
The lesson: Not all agencies are alike.

I got one of those nifty wee Sony Network Walkman
things, and was disgusted to discover that I have to
convert all my MP3s to its silly proprietary format. The
software (OpenMG) can’t even do it on-the-fly, so I have to
copy all my music into its dodgy database, thus doubling
the disc capacity required and losing my hierarchical file
structure. Alternatively I can just
manually convert the album each time, but that is
incredibly slow and means that I lose the USB speed
advantage that was my primary reason for buying it.

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