I am currently preparing for a data migration from my current laptop to either the same laptop with a re-freshed Windows XP install or a new laptop with a fresh Windows XP install.Â The IT guy helping me with a failed forced update patch had the same reaction to my system as Derek did to Chip’s system and suggested that I migrate.
The only real thing I care about on my laptop is my iTunes (yeah go ahead, make fun of me) library.
In the process of the preparation for a new system I have been re-organizing my iTunes library to make it smaller so that the migration would not take so long.Â I discovered that I have a number of duplicate songs and a lot of the songs that did not have proper metadata.Â I assume that when I ripped the CDs (on my file server), my Perl script did not add the ID3 tags correctly which would explain why I added the songs again from another source (with proper tags).Â Bugger.
Now, here I am, re-organizing my iTunes and watching the second show of IT Crowd season two.Â I ended up listening to a song from my music that was un-tagged and realized that it was Delia Derbyshire from the BBC’s Radiophic Workshop.Â She was most famous for her work in creating the Dr. Who theme song.
There was a youtube video that I saw of her doing reel to reel loops and mixing in the form of monome.Â Only 40 some years earlier than when monome came out.
If there is someone that I would have liked to meet, it would have been Delia.Â She’s awesome.