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This article, to be precise.

The author pisses all over the laptop's parade for three, breathlessly delivered main reasons:

  • all laptops will become bombs, or be treated as such, so no more knee-warmer for you
  • only Apple makes laptops; Apple laptops absolutely blow
  • only young people exist; young people don't age anymore and only buy smartphones and don't ever decide they want something more sophisticated or powerful, so there

While there's much ado about how powerful and sophisticated smartphones are becoming (for instance, 4K screens) there's no mention of how Android is about as secure as a pile of gold ingots left in a busy parking lot in broad daylight with a sign on top with the words "STEAL ME" written in foot high letters, nor of how a small screen that doesn't hold itself up when you need to type with both hands will always be a small screen that doesn't hold itself up when you need to type with both hands, and will be until smartphone makers figure out how to make a phone that unfolds, revealing not just a full-size screen but a full-size keyboard.

If I wasn't quite so stunned at what passes for deductive reasoning here I'd laugh, because the above list - if say, the author was kidding, and this was April's Fool Day - might actually be kind of funny.

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How long before some enterprising soul modifies it to boot with and/or work on Windows? I'm taking bets/names/numbers/you name it. Assuming it's possible (and, uh, it is, though I'd like to see the downloadable version easier to install than all that) I cannot wait to grab a copy myself.

marahmarie: Sheep go to heaven, goats go to hell (Default)

OK. This is awesome. I'm on a computer that doesn't have my music on it, and with over 1,100 songs on my iPhoto it's a bitch to manually copy and paste every single one of them, then spend hours (or days?) trying to rename them so that iTune's strange way of naming songs ("ADTL.mp3", anyone?) doesn't render my music collection useless.

iDump, you dump, we dump...

I tried importing those strangely named files directly into iTunes on another computer kicking around here yesterday, but my results were oddly mixed - some of the song's original names and metadata were restored but many weren't.

This thing - the perhaps unfortunately named iDump - solves the problem - and runs completely unattended, if you like.

iDump imported my entire music library while I wrote the first few lines of this post, so here's the deal: It's fast, it's free, it's good-looking, it's dead simple to use, it allows you to choose your destination folder...in my estimation, it's completely flawless. If I gave awards for amazing software this would get the equivalent of an Emmy. Thank you, iDump creator(s), for bringing me iJoy.