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Work week finally over.

After an 11 hour shift, a 2 hour commute. Normally it's about 75 minutes but traffic today was worse than normal for no apparent reason. I also just missed the shuttle bus leaving work, and the 10 minute delay cost me. That 10 minute delay added 20 minutes of driving time I guess.

Garage was over 90 degrees when I got home, so anything I wrote at work will stay in the Visor and the PPC until later this evening. But it's nothing of any great consequence. I got home, turned the Audiotron on and just crashed on the couch for an hour. I was more tired than I thought as I had a hard time just waking up. But that 63 hour work week is in the can. I get my day off and start back up on Friday. Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment and another appointment to have 3 screen windows on the house replaced, and I now discover I made them for the same time. I'll go to the doctor in the afternoon after it's too hot to do anything at home. I don't know why I made that appointment for 9:30 AM, during the summer the morning hours are too valuable. My "office" is not air conditioned and during the summer becomes uninhabitable after about 2PM. It's 93.2 in there now, so I'm on martes computer which is the only one inside the actual house.

matthigh just made an observation that I myself made awhile back, the consolidation of the media has rendered radio pretty mcuh useless. That's where the Audiotron comes in - it can tune internet radio stations. Whatever you want,a dn pretty much commercial free if you avoid
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After an 11 hour shift, a 2 hour commute. Normally it's about 75 minutes but traffic today was worse than normal for no apparent reason. I also just missed the shuttle bus leaving work, and the 10 minute delay cost me. That 10 minute delay added 20 minutes of driving time I guess.

Garage was over 90 degrees when I got home, so anything I wrote at work will stay in the Visor and the PPC until later this evening. But it's nothing of any great consequence. I got home, turned the Audiotron on and just crashed on the couch for an hour. I was more tired than I thought as I had a hard time just waking up. But that 63 hour work week is in the can. I get my day off and start back up on Friday. Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment and another appointment to have 3 screen windows on the house replaced, and I now discover I made them for the same time. I'll go to the doctor in the afternoon after it's too hot to do anything at home. I don't know why I made that appointment for 9:30 AM, during the summer the morning hours are too valuable. My "office" is not air conditioned and during the summer becomes uninhabitable after about 2PM. It's 93.2 in there now, so I'm on <lj user="martes"> computer which is the only one inside the actual house.

<lj user="matthigh"> just made an observation that I myself made awhile back, the consolidation of the media has rendered radio pretty mcuh useless. That's where the <a href="http://www.turtlebeach.com/site/products/audiotron/producthome.asp"> Audiotron </a> comes in - it can tune internet radio stations. Whatever you want,a dn pretty much commercial free if you avoid <a href="//www.live365.com/> Live 365 </a>. I used to listen to live365 a lot, but now they want you to log in before you can listen to anything, and since the Audiotron canot do that (It has no screen to show you the pop up ads!) it cannot tune live365 stations anymore. But there are still plenty of others.

Another way I have gotten around this is to get a <a href="http://www.pogoproducts.com/radio_yourway.html"> this device </a> which I use to record radio shows I cannot listen to at work. I can then either play them on the audiotron (It can play files as wella s streams) like they were being broadcast live or put them on a CD to listen to in the car. Screw Clear Channel.


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Radio kvetch

mecampbellesq June 25th, 2003
At the risk of sounding like bragging, I've avoided radio for pretty much the past three years: When you think about it, radio (with the exception of NPR on good days) is non-stop advertising: First there are the ads themselves, then there are the songs, which when you think about it are little more than advertisments for the albums that the songs are on. And then you have the DJs (who all sound like they're built in the same factory) cross-plugging other DJs' shows, so you wind up with ads for ads between the ads.

Re: Radio kvetch

c_eagle June 26th, 2003
especially in L.A. ...:P
Here we are in one of the most metropolitan cities, and radio is nearly useless except for talk and foreign language programs anymore... since about the late-nineties, yep.

This is bad for the performers too, because exposure is harder to get. I bought *so* much music in the mid-nineties when all that cool alternative stuff was on.. and you could preview the CDs at Blockbuster Music.. which actually led to more purchases than I thought it would! :D

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