I can hardly wait! We are leaving soon for a road trip! I would be ready to hop in the truck tomorrow if I could!
What I am actually doing is plotting and planning what to take along and what route we might take. But I have had something niggling in the back of my mind, taking a back seat to whatever is on our list of to-do's. It's music. I mean, the music in my sweet old iPod.
Did you ever have one like this? It's so cool! It's from about 2004, I'm not certain when I got it. This is actually a symbol of the stuff that I have kept around, and need to let go of. I've got a box of random old cords and gadgets that need to go somewhere else. But this little old iPod, I've wanted to get the tunes out of it and somehow to my iPhone. For awhile, it was non-functional. I looked back at my old blog and found the post that I wrote back in 2011 about that. Somehow, it started working again! Just sitting in a box, no power or anything, and now it works! It's a miracle! Those Apple people might want to study it!
Knowing that it might konk out again, I really wanted to get some of that old music out of it. But do you see that cord connecter? It's really a long way from the little lightening ports that fit the iphones now. But it's the only cord I could find. I had a thought that if only it was bluetooth compatible, I could transfer tunes to my phone, but I think 2004-5 was way before bluetooth was a part of everyday existence.
I have been tossing around the idea of walking into the Apple Store, or calling up the Apple helpline, to figure out what to do to transfer the music. But I think I was maybe a little hesitant to address my problem with the vintage equipment to someone who is so accustomed to the latest and greatest. So, I thought and I thought. And came up with the solution!
The iPod cord has a USB port on the end. I plugged it into my MacBook, then plugged my phone into the other USB port. And voila! I have the old tunes on my iTunes library on both the laptop and the phone! So I have now started compiling the songs that I want on my "Roadies" play list, for our upcoming trip! Whew! I can't believe I figured it out! And now I can move ahead with my preparations without that niggling in the back of my brain!
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