January 2nd, 2014

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Voice control

This weird thing called "voice control" popped up on my iPod. It wasn't "Siri" as far as I could tell although I never use that and have it turned off. I didn't know if I was supposed to talk to it or I was supposed to listen to it. Then it turned on my music (fatou). It was strange. That is all. I am working on strange videos. I am so amused. I think I am making shamanic videos with cheesy apps and it feels like anacam part 2 right now for me although this time only 7 people get it instead of 7 million. Ha. How weird life is.

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Good morning :)

Got Lili off to school. Xmas vacation done. Now I'm trying to keep myself awake for 45 minutes then wake up M and violet because I see my therapist (PTSD in case anyone missed that). Then go back home and get violet ready for nursery school. Then i have 3 hours to myself and I will probably fall on my bed and sleep or get all the videos off this iPod and upload them. I hope sleep cause I am painfully tired. I am trying to not resent the fact that I am back on a schedule that is set by an institution (school) and as soon as my children finally got the hang of sleeping in past 7am til actually 9am on some days, a far more reasonable time, now I have to get us all awake and try and get food in them and dressed and the whole thing.

Sleep is super important to me. It should be to everyone but for some reason, I guess because the crazy world drills in our head that we can sleep when we're dead, not many people give it value. That is tragic.

I get a lot done in my sleep. For one thing my body rejuvenates itself and for another I get a lot done in the dreamworld and work stuff out. And I can't stand not being able to sleep as much as my body and mind need and then wake up in my own time and reflect on the dreams I had. Because my dreams always tell me so much.

But I'll be damned if I can remember anything I dreamed last night waking up as abruptly as I have to do now. And this is how everyone is conditioned to stay "off course" being completely not in tune with the natural ebb and flow of things which is why, I truly believe, we do not have anything resembling sanity in this world.

So how to make use of such a dysfunctional society and illogical rythym having nothing to do with anything but an arbitrary clock time? I'm not sure. I fought long and hard to extricate myself from "the system" and I made a life for myself based on what I love to do, create, communicate, take bubble baths and sleep.

Me making me strange little videos on the iPod feels like a returning to something I know. Ok done with time to type. Was just starting to get in a groove but it's time to get ready to go to the next appointment.

More on how to deal with schedules and make dysfunction work FOR you later then.

And time to get a heck of a lot more coffee.

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The Dislodger


i wish i could figure out how to embed this video in here.
does anyone know?
i clicked the "insert video" thing and it just comes up as a link

edit here:

i struggle for coherency, clarity and order in a world fraught with lighthearted goodness, mundane reality, motherhood, the verge of falling asleep, the upbeat disconnected world of social media and it's punishing clutch on jarring jingles, selfies and a clusterlike of memes. i dare you to endure this video and let it move through you like water. a new type of ambient film using the cut up technique with cheesy ipod apps only. a modern western from one woman's point of view. i upload this in the few minutes i have between getting my children ready for school, winding down and trying to synch my ipod to itunes and it giving me some unknown hellish error, trying to figure out just how the sharing thing works with itunes (unknown), where did my bloody valentine mp3s go? and now oops, it's almost time for everyone to come home from school and wtf did i do? i jumped up on an altar with a t shirt written on it "I AM GOD", in my mind, then went to hide in my closet to document my clothes in a blurry way for no reason at all except that i had had a bit too much cheap champagne on new year's eve. time to unload the dishwasher. do you like my new hair colour? how was your day?
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help with ipod!

i think i clicked the "homeshare" thing in itunes so i could try that out.
i entered my password etc. seemed fine.
didn't try it out but i noticed shortly after that (or something else i did) that my computer would not
recognize my ipod. also on my ipod a thing popped up saying "trust this compupter?" to which i clicked yes!
but still nothing. computer does not recognize ipod. ipod does not trust computer.

so i clicked off the home sharing option.
nothing changed. i rebooted both the ipod and the computer numerous times.

my ipod cannot even make a connection to the internet even tho i can see i am connected to the wifi just fine.

so, i am really grrrr right now because i have no idea what happened whatsoever or how to fix it.

can anyone help?

ok when i connect my ipod my computer can recognize the ipod and i can access inside of it. it also automatically brings up itunes. but then says unrecognized error 0xE8000065

read my thread here:

if anyone can help let me know. i am at a loss.

Edit next day:
I reset all settings on my iPod and that did the trick finally. Had to go in and do DOS even. Haven't done that since the old anacam days I was amazed I remembered how even.