Apple iTunes

I decided to download and check out iTunes a couple of weeks ago to test it out. I am interested in finding a decent music service so that my children and myself will be able to DL stuff. I had a library of several thousand MP3’s at one point, but over the last few months I have gone through it, deleting the ones that I do not actually own. I have an LP/cassette/CD library comprised of around 500 or so albums, so have been able to keep quite a few of the mp3’s that I downloaded over the years. Eventually I will get around to copying my LP’s and cassettes to MP3, just never seem to find the time.
So I downloaded iTunes and installed it. I am not very impressed. It installs two services that run all of the time whether you are using the software or not. Damn, this is as bad as quicktime and realplayer and their damn tray icons. It takes fully 60-120+ seconds for the software to even load on my machine, although it is not NEW, a P4 1800 with over 1 gig of RAM is not a crawler.
I let the software sit for a week or so before I decided to take the plunge. I had to go through registration on Apples website and then entered my credit card info. Picked out a song, something off a live Queensr?che CD. It said it downloaded it, looked like it went through the process, but when I tried to play it, received a message that the file could not be found. I searched through the music directory, it created two directories, Queensr?che and Queensryche (no umlaut). Weird. No files in either. I had iTunes check for purchased music, it decided it needed to re-download the file, still nothing on my hard drive, but it is now listed twice in the damn iTunes database.
Tried to check for purchased music again, received the message that all purchased music had been downloaded, even though the file was NOWHERE on disk (and yes, I do know how to find hidden and missing files). Had to email their tech support, who reset something the next day. Tried to download it again, went through the entire process, still no damn Queensr?che song. I emailed them again, detailing the processes I had gone through, including going through their knowledge base and doing all sorts of stuff. This time they escalated it to their “engineering”. Two days later (today), they emailed me that they had checked the file on their end, and there were no anomolies with it, everything was fine. Also, as a gesture of good will, they will refund my .99 cents. What a deal you dickweeds, I was going to dispute the damn thing with my credit card company anyway.
One thing I am glad is that the customer service was decent. No-one acting like I was some kind of dumb-ass. Thank god. I was in tech support for several years and know the attitude well :>
Guess I will continue looking for a decent music service. Something like kazaa or Napster would be nice. I have no problem paying for the service as long as the shit works.

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  • I actually know Luis…. have known him for 5 to 6 years. Luis is a fairly mellow guy…. he often looks like his mugshots…. but he’s ok. he doesn’t complain about life because truthfully him and everyone around him (who are completely different, i mean Luis is one of a kind) are fortunate and comfortable… i had a friend refer to my lifestyle as “plush”…. even though i am an average person, with a retail job and even my parents….have simple office jobs….. but i mean that friend was envious of me because i have more finesse…but lets not go on a tangent……. Luis was creative and artistic…. he would customize his clothes and it would actually look professional…. i mean he was nice…. sick patchwork game… of course we smoked alot…..yada, yada, yada…. but he had one weakness….his emotions for girls….. too serious…. hot tempered , but i never saw or heard of him beating girls up …. he’s not like that …. he is the type that was seeking puppy love… like he needed a wifey , and thats probably y he was messin with amanda…anyway…… i got love him …. not in a homo way…. i got love for all my friends…truth be told….. i love all people…even slobs…. but yeah…… its hard to find a soft spot in my heart for him…… i do…. its a little 3% but its there. even though he was close to me ….he did a hanest act…. the woman had 4 kids…. pause…. they are gonna throw the book at him. but my only compassion 4 him is the fact that…..nobody feels sorry for him…… the general consenus is he deserves what he has coming…. and i am not gonna lie…. he has to pay the piper for this one…….lol……… piper…. pipe her…… get’em……

  • uk wat ik luise porras 4 my hole life and let me tell u something dat dis boy right here….ik he could have never done something like dis no matter wat…ik he comes from a good fam and stuff and yup….but uk wat if he did do dis which i dont think let him pay his price….but uk wat if he didnt do it then only god is there 2b with him…so ya know wat i love dis boys right here at hes ma big bro hero and i look up 2 him i wish u da best ya!!!

  • fuck him….lol….. hope he knows how to “do the stanky leg” lol.

  • i have known Luis for about 8 months now. He has all ways been nice to me and my family. His mother and father are both hardworking people and they have all ways been nice to my family as well. I dont know if luis is guilty or not and its not my place to pass judgement on him either. but i will say that i wish him and all the people involved in this case the best.

  • I don’t wish harm on anyone, but him and his trashy friend killed and took away a mother of 4 and a beautiful person to almost everyone that knew her, that I was lucky to meet and get to know for a short time..Lock them both up and throw away the key. Tell me one fucking reason a young man has to shoot and kill a 40 year old woman 12 times with 2 different guns and leave her their to die in her driveway, this asshole deserves no sympathy and deserves whatever he has coming to him….Tighten up those loose ass bullshit gun laws in GA. before this type of shit continues and this bastard had the nerve to smurk and wink in the courtroom…Enjoy Life In Prison Or Death In Prison whichever one comes first

  • TO ALL YOU GUYS PUT YOUR RIGH HAND IN YOUR HEART before says nusty staff talk me above you first have you ever commited sin he is my boy and I love him until the day I died and I understand how painful it is for jamela family it is for me tooo .

  • i am sorry for talk’n kinda crazy about Lois….. i apologize to his mother and father…… its just luis is a nut case…. ok ….. and i sin , u sin, we sin, but i don’t kill out of jealousy , over a girl , a 15yr old girl….i guess she is 19 now….19…. thats crazy….everyone that knows luis knows he’s crazy, wacky…. want me to prove it. here goes…. the guy is from brooklyn (even though his roots are columbian…and my parents are from south america too…. but we will touch on that later), then he goes to school in a very nice district, lived in a nice neighborhood, had a car….since he was a teen….didn’t have kids, and he is 24…..24……on top of everything else his father owns his own business….just pause for a second….. those were facts……but anyway….he as tempted to mess with a minor when he as 20…..still living in a nice neighborhood…. and went to school there ….so he knew how to adapt and potentionally have fun…..but he goes out of the county …. in dekalb…and meets a 15 yr……at 20….15 is right after 14…..i’m just saying…..ok…. many young insecure men do that…ok….disgusting ….but ok…..then the mother of the 15yr old flips out…..i think she is probably a nut case too….but anyway she had the right to protect her children from wild inflences….let them be kids right…..ok….so she presses charges… is why lois is a nut… luis pleads guilty…maybe he coulda faught it …better lawyer who knows, but then some years pass and he is so enraged that he murders the mother….who has 3 additional children ….. like c’mon….he made those kids orphans………….and this is not the first time he was charged with murder… this isn’t a joke…..who the fuck does he think he is?…..really….. his parents know he is crazy…..c’mon…..but yeah , now…….THOSE KIDS ARE ORPHANS…… he probably stil has a grandmother….. thats y i call him Lois…. and thats why they are gonna call him a twinkie….

  • Update….Shawty
    Decatur, Ga. – A DeKalb County grand jury today indicted Luis Porras and Amanda Dove for the murder of Jameelah Qureshi, a 40-year-old mother of four and a resident of Lithonia, Georgia. She was also the fiancée of Duwayne Thomas, a DeKalb County Police Department sergeant.
    The indictment lists five counts against Porras that include malice murder, two counts of felony murder, one charge of possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Dove is charged with three counts: malice murder, felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission
    of a felony.
    Porras’ charge of possessing a firearm by a first offender probationer is levied because he is on probation for a statutory rape that happened in Fulton County. Qureshi’s report of that crime to police lead to Porras’ Fulton County conviction.
    A task force formed by the DeKalb County Police Department led to the quick arrest. Both Porras and Dove are being held in the DeKalb County jail without bond.

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