Providing What Was In the Past
All day long, I'll get requests for the things she did before, like "where's the candy bowl?" and "what happened to the music?" I take them in stride, and explain that my superiors haven't provided the former and well, my computer couldn't help me provide the latter. Not with 1 meg of ram and no Senuti to transfer my iPod library, that is.
Last week, tech support upgraded me to 4 gig, so I could actually open my Outlook email and not wait ten minutes for it to load. This mean that perhaps I could actually have other windows open-you know, like the product name implies? Yesterday, I finally got around to creating a Pandora account to use on the job because a friend climbed under my desk and determined why my speakers weren't working.
That was fun. My personal Pandora, used for a few years now, has definitely tweaked itself to my eclectic tastes, some of which probably would not be well received in an office environment (Pandora knows my like of some songs in the heavy metal realm, my coworkers don't). As I was creating, the friend asked if I liked Jazz. This resulted in me launching iTunes on my MacBook and sampling some of the artists in that genre for him.
Typically, my laptop stays silent while I study, or I cycle through songs over and over on iTunes to the point where they become soothing instead of distracting (the same Russian chant, for instance), so working with music going is no longer familiar.
We'll see how it goes-and how Pandora reacts to my likes and dislikes...