itunes match

After going back and forth since its launch, I finally decided to sign up for iTunes Match. With the new additions to the family (Mac and Mackey), I thought it would be great to have all our music in the iCloud so we could easily manage the music on all our devises.

It started to scan last night and we have over 6600 songs and its working on uploading the other 634 songs they did not have. I think most of those are from the Napster days and many from The Blue Devils and DCI. Looking back at the music, my first folder was in 2007. My first iPod was the original shuffle, which I must have bought around 2004. I loved it. In 2005 I lost all my music most when that PC died, and had to start fresh.

After hearing a news story about a house that caught fire, and having lost all their family photos in the fire, I thought it would be smart to get an external hard drive, so when the big one came, I could grab the drive and save all the family photos. I now have two.


steve jobs and us

Back in August both Cas and I started listening to the Steve Jobs biography and learning all about Apple. On Friday we had dinner in downtown Spokane and took a walk to the Apple store to check things out. We went right to the MacBooks and started playing with them, the Air then Pro. We fell in love with the Air, it’s super light, thin and fast. We walked around and played with the new iPhones, then over to the iPods.

Then we were sucked back into the Air world. After playing around with it for an hour we asked “should we?” Paper, rocks, scissors, lizard, Spock. We decided we needed to go for a walk (something Steve Jobs did when he needed to work something out).

With forty five minutes left before closing, we asked for two MacBook Airs and a crash course in the Mac world. Our sales person was nice, but really did not teach us anything that we already did not know.

We are now on a whole new world of discovery and we love it. We still have a ton to learn, but with winter coming, we will have plenty of time. Best Christmas gift ever.