Moving away from that topic now though, there is but one task that I wanted to work on / complete today, and I am pleased to say that it is very nearly finished. The one step remaining is to copy the source files to one of my external hard drives at the end of the month, but the time-consuming part is all done, as shown below:
|1. Guess With Jess (Extended Mix)|
|2. Little Bean|
|3. Music Band|
|13. Honey Bee|
|14. Keep Cool|
The first two were easy enough to find. Just go to Lapfox Trax, and in my case, pay $10 for the second album (the first was free). Guess With Jess, however, was immensely more frustrating to locate, and slightly annoying to obtain. See track eight up there? The one titled "Umbrella"? That's the same song I first heard on the way home from High Park on Dan's birthday before, and have wanted to find since then. The problem with that started out as me simply being unable to find the album anywhere. It came up through talking to Dan while I was there though, and he said he could probably find it, because he knew where it was from, but in the end, it was I who was successful, but not before certain difficulty. The first copy of the album I found was available via iTunes, so I installed that program in Windows XP in Virtualbox, and completed the steps necessary to sign up for an account. After confirming that I had sufficient funds on my Visa, I attempted to purchase it, but was informed that it wasn't available in my country. I tried a couple more times after that, and all of them ended in the same way. Following that, it was off to Amazon, which offered the album as well, but after waiting for the pages to load and going out for supper in between, and purchasing a UK iTunes card on eBay, thinking I would probably need it to download the album, came up with the same result - that I couldn't buy / download it because it was only available in the UK. Nearly having given up, I tried adjusting my search phrase in Google slightly, and to my surprise, came up with this. By clicking that link though, you'll probably see the problem for yourself: yet another regional incompatibility. Fortunately, unlike iTunes and Amazon, I was able to bypass that restriction by using an Ireland proxy, and waited quite anxiously for the download to complete, not daring to say a word to Dan that I might have found it, lest I open the ZIP file and find some format other than MP4. But there they all are now, and it is indeed true that with them being uploaded, they're also on my PSP. I can't shake the feeling though that because access to that album was so tightly controlled, I may run into issues with having it uploaded there, but I suppose we'll see. It may have come from a childrens' show, but that doesn't make a difference as I see it.
I think that's all I can write for tonight though. 5:20 is close enough. Tomorrow probably won't bring anything too interesting, aside from surely being upset upon waking up again, but I think I can deal with that. If not, I'll back everything up early and install Windows 8 with the DVD Xion made for me or something, so I'll have that to worry about getting to work properly, instead of just not being where I'd like to be. It sounds like it would work...