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Flotsam and Jetsom of a Life...

"It Ain't The Years, It's The Mileage..."
Since my move in June I've been finding bits and pieces of my life as I unpack more cases and containers...
A few days ago I found an old Nano (2d Gen) Model A1199, 4 GB. Was my first real iPod. Got it when I bought my 3d Mac, a MacBook Pro back in 2007 it came with it as a promotion. It has a metallic bright (BRIGHT!) green case, and I even got it engraved (Free!) with my personal motto...
"It ain't the years, it's the mileage"
Once I got the thing and started using it, I was hooked. It was a constant companion. But capacity quickly became an issue and sooooooo...
An 80 GB iPod (they were not yet called "Classic", I think) was soon procured. The 4 GB Nano was relegated to special occasion use. It used to hang off of my closet door in "The Cave" (my old apartment). I used it to hold all my Holiday music, since I didn't sync that stuff to my bigger, badder iPod.
When I found it a couple of days ago, it was dead of course. Hooked it up to a charger and after a few hours it would display and even play music. But it will not hold a charge.
Kind of a shame really, because I really liked the Belden case I had bought for it. Outer case is a green silicon that snapped over the unit, it also had a protective clear insert that left the screen and the "Click Wheel" visible and accessible. It has a soft cotton lanyard with which to carry it around your neck like a magical musical necklace. I think it was also one of the first models that put the headphone jack in the bottom of the unit. The connection of the lanyard was such that the Nano hung upside down from it.
As kind of a lark (or experiment) I looked up battery replacement on ifixit.com. Holy hell!

Looks to be kind of a Woolly booger just to get to the battery. Has to be completely disassembled. And you have to ultimately break a soldered connection (which would have to be re-soldered upon reassembly, of course).

So I am sorry old friend, but it seems it is time to say good bye. If I was closer to a body of water I'd make a little boat and give you a Viking funeral. But alas...

On the upside, I also found a late model 16GB Nano (7th Gen) with it, that is in perfect working order.
...Needs a dang case though


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 28th, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
The Nano is a nice little player.
Sep. 30th, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah it is. No argument from me on that..
Sep. 30th, 2016 10:10 am (UTC)
"It ain't the years, it's the mileage": Ain't that true?

I'm still using my little old Nokia phone but I have to upgrade by December because my phone company is dropping 2G. I have my daughter's old Iphone 4 but I don't like how 'nosy' it is. I think I'm going to buy a new unlocked phone.
Sep. 30th, 2016 02:46 pm (UTC)
A Nokia! Holy moly.

Nosy? Why does that bother you? And what do you mean? I've had iPhones since the first model. It will change the way you use a phone. Give it a shot. Where's the harm. And it is a free phone...
Oct. 4th, 2016 11:31 am (UTC)
Hehe, yeah, the old Nokia. It was so good back in its day. It's a bit limited now, though.

The iphone is trying to find a wifi. Now, it so happens that I have my wifi turned off and there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it back on. Old Flame is going to take it over to Mr Cleverhand's or somewhere where there is wifi and see what happens. But does this phone steal everyone's wifi wherever it goes? Apart from that being just plain stealing, Old Flame had security worries. What if someone stole someone's wifi and used their IP address or DNS to do something unlawful? Wouldn't the person who's wifi it is get in trouble? This is just too creepy for me. Old Flame says it wouldn't use up much data, but isn't that cheating? Using your own internet service or someone else's? Besides, I would NEVER let it know my primary email address. I guess it would be different if one was using their wifi to get on the net. If everyone does that, we all are doomed. Everybody surveilled, all of the time.
Oct. 4th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
Come... Join us in the 21st century. It's nice here. You can have the world's largest library right in your pocket.

Heh. Heh. That's a setting you can turn OFF. The setting is to save you money on your cellular data plan.But yes, it is annoying, but there's nothing criminal about it unless you have criminal intent.

Most folks with wifi secure it with a unique name and password, thus you cannot get on and do anything nefarious without (a) some work or (b) asking for the password. Not really considered stealing if it is an open network.

To turn that off go: Settings>WiFi> and hit the switch for "Ask to join networks" That will keep it from asking to join every wifi network it sees. And there are a lot of wifi networks out there.

Which means if you are somewhere (like a Starbucks) where they provide free Internet access via wifi. You will have to go back into this setting find the network in the list and then join it, by providing a password if required.

As for doing something criminal - every device has a unique Ip address/and or DNS so yes you can get busted for being bad, as it were.

And what is wifi for? To get on the Internet for various purposes. Whatever they may be.. That is it's only real purpose.

You must think of the device as a tool. Just another tool. And as for the email thing? if your account is protected by a strong password where's the harm? I trust my phone as much as I do a laptop or home computer. It is a computer, just smaller. And indeed more powerful than the first PC I ever owned.

As for the surveillance thing... Do you really thing the Aussie government gives to shits what you're up to online out in the sticks where you live? They (like the US government) have much bigger things to worry about. Plus if you are not doing anything criminal...

You are sounding rather paranoid my dear...
Oct. 6th, 2016 10:44 am (UTC)
Well, I joined the 21st Century today!

Yes, I will turn the wifi thing off if it isn't already off.

Yes, I am not doing anything nefarious out here in the sticks.

Yes, most people have their wifi password protected, and just as well. There ARE places in town where there is free wifi, such as the library and two cafes that I can think of.

And I found out that Australians are twice as surveilled as people in the UK. I think this might be because we have a much smaller population.

Not so much paranoid as just straight up and honest.

Oh, and thanks for your help!

We shall see how the new phone goes. I was missing my Samsung, which broke :(

Edited at 2016-10-06 10:45 am (UTC)
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