Thursday, 11 March 2010


Do I really need this s##t in my life? No I don't.

Tonight I thought I'd play a CD in my computer. How fu##ing quaint. I put the CD in and it didn't play. It is an old CD. It is in good condition, but still, perhaps the CD fairies have corrupted it sometime between 1988 and now. So I tried a new CD. That doesn't work either.

'Why?', I thought. Then I thought, 'Actually, I don't want to understand. I just want it to work.'

After my outbreak of petulance, I searched for 'why the f##k wouldn't a simple CD play on a fu##ing computer?'

The consensus seemed to be that I needed to download yet more software. 'Try Windows Media Player'. Yeah, why not. It's on here already but never mind let's upgrade the fu##er. I mean, after all, all we're asking here is for the first mass media piece of digital, er, media to be played on another piece of ubiquitous digital technology. I mean really, what could possibly go wrong?

And it still doesn't work. The media player offers to organise, catalogue and 'library' my 'clips'. It can 'burn', 'rip' and 'sync' things. I'm not here to pirate, rip, sync, burn, 'library' or catalogue. The only thing I want 'organising' is for the CD to play.

But, as I said before; I don't want to understand. I just want it to work. There is no button to press that says "PLAY THE CD".

F##k it, I'll play it in the car tomorrow. What s##t this all is.

Happy Friday all!


Louis Barfe said...

Windows Media Player is utter shit. Winamp does the job, and many others too. And if something won't open with anything else, VLC is amazing.

Piley said...

language Timothy... ;-)

I've got quite a few cds from the mid 80s that no longer play. they have an odd look to them as well, a darky smokey kinda vibe... of course my 30, 40, 50 year old LPs are all still working great.

Technology eh?

Louis Barfe said...

Piley - Are the rogue discs made by PDO by any chance?

office pest said...

Thank you Louis. I shall investigate further, Gentlemen.

It played in the car alright anyway, so that's something.

Yes Piley, my language is appalling, but I was provoked Guv. I couldn't help it, I just lashed out...etc etc, contd. P.94.

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