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Music in the office [Aug. 12th, 2003|09:27 am]
I'm currently suffering. I don't have sufficient variety of music in the office

Those of you who've seen my CD collection will know just how immense it is. I think it's of the order of 150 commercial cds (albums / collections, it's about another 50 singles), then all manner of live sets from Bands who allow non-commercial trading in live sets. Add onto that digital copies of stuff I'm currently pondering buying (which isn't that much now, see previous post on recent music buying spree...), and you have a lot of music to choose from.

Alas, my laptop hard disk is only 20gb big, and most of that is taken up by "useeful stuff". Oh, and windows, which is unfortunately occassionally necessary, but hardly counts as useful.

The result is that I only have about 50 albums on my laptop, and they're not all that representative a sample.

Now, perhaps if I wasn't used to better, this'd be fine. Unfortunately, for the last part of last year, I bought a large hard disk for my machine in labs, and only used 75% of it for storing data. I used the rest of it to store copies of my cds, so I had pretty much all of them to hand.

If I had a desktop machine at work, I'd pop this disk in, problem solved. I don't though, I have a laptop, so no matter how hard I try, it's not going to take a 3.5 inch disk (well, not without stupidly expensive external housing).

So, I'm left with a few choices. I could listen to less music. I could buy an external hard disk, and copy the music on. I could borrow one of the external dvd writers from work, stuff the hard disk into pattertwig, copy the data over the network to a couple of dvds, and swap them as needed. Or, I guess I could buy a portable hard disk with a soundcard (aka an ipod or similar), and provided it played OGGs, be fine.

So many choices, none of which seem all that stunning. Grr....

Can anyone think of an option I'm missing?

[User Picture]From: coalescent
2003-08-12 04:33 am (UTC)
There's always 6music...
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From: gagravarr
2003-08-12 04:38 am (UTC)
That would require buying a digital radio though (not enough bandwidth at work to stream radio stations), which isn't ideal. Still tempted by that new rio....
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