Monday, May 25, 2009

Music Database

Wow! Thanks to the long weekend, I finally got to updating the my music database on my new work laptop. This is a big deal for me because I like to create auto-playlists along themes, like "hard", "mellow" etc. and then play them in the background wherever I am. I use MediaMonkey Gold for this since it was the only program I found that allows you to define your own meta-data and then use the user-defined values as criteria for playlists.

The new laptop (a Dell E64000) has 250 GB HD space, so no lack of space for all of the MP3's I want, and I did add quite a bit from the backup drive at home.

Of course! This wasn't the reason I got the laptop. My old one, a Dell D600 was starting to show signs of slow death and besides crashing in a very bad way a few weeks ago (and in line with Murphy's Law, just before a major demo), it tended to send its hard drive into a spin every few hours, causing major slowdown.

So now, I not only have the benefit of a new laptop for professional purposes, but it will be a better music companion in the office, at home or on the road.

Yes I do have some beefs with Dell and the crap they pre-install, making life miserable for millions of customers. More on that in a separate post.

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