Daily Archives: Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Audible Sucks

The advice I’ve seen on ‘blogging says to post every day. Hmm, already missed yesterday. Ah, well; when have you know me to follow advice easily, eh? I am the master of my own destiny, damnit, and no rules will confine me! *grin*

To-day I’ve been getting over a wee cold and my throat still feels like it has razor blades in it. My voice is pretty weak, too, which some people might appreciate! I have an appointment with my GP to-morrow, which is an interesting coincidence since I don’t get sick all that often these days. I’m going to take care of some things before leaving the country for summer again. I want no repeats of last year’s intestinal nightmare, thank you! We’ll see what she says.

I’ve just been wrestling with some files downloaded from Audible. I wanted to take along some Arabic language tapes to work on some conversational eastern colloquial, and the program I was aiming for (Pimsleur) has gone all digital. Unfortunately, the 30-lesson set that I was looking at comes as two files! Who wants to scroll through a 400-minute track on their iPod, anyway?! Someone was not thinking… I’m working on a work-around (that’s a funky sentence!). Seems there’s a way to burn them to CD, and if that works there seems to be no reason I couldn’t then rip ’em back into files I can manipulate to a more reasonable size. We shall see.

In other news, I signed my contract to teach in the fall at Chapman. Yay! Now I just need to find another couple jobs like that and I can make my bills. *grin* The UCI budget position definitely has me concerned. Anyway, things will work out. I have plans afoot…