Today's adventures in driving: plonking my bag down on the passenger seat, driving away, only to have a horrendous bleat startle me as soon as I reached 20 kph. Turns out there's a weight sensor in said passenger seat, and the car was quite desperate to tell me that my bag had not fastened its seatbelt. Learn something new every day.
In other news, iTunes is driving me insane. I like iTunes, I really do, but talk about a heavy load on the CPU. And even more distressing is the habit of corrupting its database on exit. This routinely involves iTunes loading up a 3:00 song, telling me it's a 3:00 song … and playing 1:48 or so of it. It's teeth-grindingly annoying.
So, Pod-people out there: do you stick with iTunes, despite its rather charming features? Or have you switched, and if so, to what? At the moment I'm toying with MusikCube which, if it showed artwork, would be perfect. I've looked at MediaMonkey, but they don't provide smart/dynamic playlist functionality for free. I've looked at WinAmp, but that interface drives me insane. Any other advice?
In actual writing-related news: I haven't written for two whole days. I may not write tonight. (Although I will probably try to write a blurb or query letter for the novel, to start fishing for agents.)
It's quite strange, actually. I feel a little lost, and definitely at a loose end. So far I'm filling my time with creating playlists for mp3 CDs for the car. I have a lot of songs. This could take a lot of CDs.