Archive for May, 2009

Weighted Random in iTunes 8.1

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Let me start off by saying that this post isn’t about Japan, really, so if you’re not interested in iTunes or iPods, or my hobbies (:p), you can stop reading after this first paragraph. I am planning on writing up a post on my trip to Nara last weekend, but I haven’t quite gotten to it yet. Anyway, moving on.

As you may or may not know, I have had an iPod for a while now… and frankly, while I do feel overall satisfied with the level of quality that the iPod and iTunes provide, I’ve long had quite a few issues with how certain things are handled. I won’t get into most of them today, becuase they aren’t really relevant. Unlike most of my problems, which are differences between the iPod and iTunes itself (such as differences in sorting), this is an issue that I have with iTunes alone: weighted random in the iTunes DJ (Party Shuffle) feature.

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So yeah, I know, it’s been a while…

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

But I haven’t forgotten about my blog. To keep a long, boring, rather repetitive story short, I’ve basically been extremely busy with class. In between all of that, I’ve been studying (and playing) Go. I haven’t really done anything that interesting since my mom back in March. Today I participated in a Go ranking tournament at the Japanese Go Association in Nagoya, but I lost both of the first two rounds so I didn’t pass. Oh well. Next month I’ll pass.

Moving on, there are now under 100 days until I return to the States. Which of course means I’m planning for next school year, since registration starts in like 2 weeks. It is going to be an extremely hectic year. I had originally planned on staying an extra quarter into the 2010-2011 school year to finish up some random requirements, but honestly, I’ve gotten to the point where I just want to be done — unless all else fails, anyway.

So I figured out how I can graduate in 1 year, but it’s going to be a lot of work. Fall quarter, 21 credits. Winter quarter, 19 credits. Spring quarter, 19 credits. And then I’ll graduate, assuming I pass them all. (Which I probably will with flying colors, but that may just be my ego talking ;) ).

Anyway, my schedule for fall quarter is going to look something like the picture below (at least, I hope so, because any other combination of those classes has overlaps in class times, and I absolutely need THOSE classes).

Yeah, this doesn't look very fun...

Yeah, this doesn't look very fun...

 

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