Anyway - here it is...
It can start as just a barely perceptible itch
That one cannot quite scratch
Then the first skritch-skritch of pen on paper,
That scratch of graphite on vellum
That first clickety-clackety of the keyboard,
That initial thought gotten down
That becomes a raging torrent of words
Pouring forth so fast
That my aching fingers cannot keep up.
Then at last the paper, the ink and I are sated, satisfied.
Wait! I wrote that!? Oh hell no. Time for a re-write.
The struggle is real y'all.
I did a thing on medium.com. About my experiences with COPD. I posted a link on FB with a blurb. It was received fairly well. It came about as kind of a response to a friend's post on FB that was one of those silly type things If she got 100 likes (hooboy... I know, right?) her daughter would quit smoking. This touched a nerve with me. Within a few hours I had blasted out about 2600 words from the heart.
After that my little essay was picked up by one of the 'zines on medium: Healthcare in America
This was really flattering. And I felt humbled as well. So as I come up with things I will likely continue to publish there.
Some of us are not FaceBook friends so here's a link to the essay: Do you smoke? Still? Let me tell you a story
If you're so inclined hit the applause button a time or a few you will find within the story on medium. If you want to share it you feel free to do so. If you want to do so via FaceBook please feel free This is a public post. I'd like to help people to quit smoking. Or at least get them thinking about it.
I went on a search via Alfred for music by "CANTIGA". Not looking for anything specific really, but they've got a compilation album releasing this month. I wanted to see if there was anything on this new release that I didn't already have. Haven't even seen the track list yet.
Alfred found... Nothing. N O T H I N G. Now I know there's over 30 songs from this group in my library. I keep the media stuff on an external HDD. Mini has a limited HD space and I've got over 80 Gigs of just music alone. So I did a spotlight search, and got some really wonky results. Stuff showing on my backup drive and nowhere else...
So I fire up iTunes, Look up the locations of a couple of these songs I was looking for. Like "Show me where is the actual file located?" And it points at the damned backup drive So I check some other music. Movies. TV shows, etc. Everything is on the backup drive.
Check the location set in iTunes preferences and it is set for the backup drive. I can't even No idea how or when that got changed.
Did a compare between the two drives. It's a SuperDuper! Backup so essentially it is a clone. Set to backup once or twice a week. There was a difference of ONE item and it was on the backup... And I made one addition in the last week or two... So it must have been a recent change.
So what happens when yer backup tries to backup itself??? BOOM!! Space time continuum gets out of whack and then... Head asplodey!
I copied the one folder that was out of sync and set the media location back to where it is supposed to be and ejected the back. Now conducting a scientific study to make sure everything is working properly...
i.e. I am listening to music... All is right in the universe. Or at least my small piece of it...
That's great and all buuuuuuuuut it doesn't solve my original issue as to why Alfred search results are different from Spotlight's...
❞The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.❝
~Tropic of Capricorn
I have quite a bit of experience at this! Except for maybe the serenity part. But I am working on that!~ TexasT's