Etikettarkiv: 2020

As suspected

As suspected me joining Apple Music fu**** up my library – not from joining but when I decided to leave, again. I tried Apple Music when it was introduced and again a few days ago, but it is not for me. I hate Apple Music, a product developed from Apple not cause their users wanted it, they wanted it. And that’s OK, but for heavens sake why not ask the users what they want before create a monster like Apple Music.

I do not want all my playlists on my phone or iPad. I want to decide, not the cloud. And OK, leave the playlists, but for heavens sake synk all songs not some of them. I have my 40 most played songs / month in playlists, but on my phone only 38 or the worst one only 14 was synced.

I do not stream music, I buy music, CDs or mp3, so I want all songs to be there, but no…. some kind of magical disappeared.

So now leaving Apple Music so did a lot of my files and most important tags… So I have work to do. But what I hate the most right now, the play count is gone. Thank you Apple.


December 2020

First of all I like to say too my fine family, thank you for spreading the word about my movie start look alike…

I know, I found it first and told the world.

Second of all I am alive, no covid, but still locked up at my home and nothing happens. I am not even trying new wines out for my Saturday wine evening. I stay with he ones I have.

But I have now started a 3 month trial of Apple Music, and so far I am sure I won’t continue – it’s not how I listen to music and as long as the social media part of the service do not work there is no reason to continue.

Take care


Whats the point?

Today I started the day with a blood test before my next medical checkup, and I was curious on the result since I was told I had to loose weight and keep a diet to change the results from my blood tests. I needed lower cholesterol, less sugar and fat in the blood stream. And the way to do it, diet, diet some more diet and workouts to loose weight.

Almost 10 kg lighter, tortured myself with sallad and always hungry, no bread apart from 1 day a week, water and more water, not going out having a beer I received the results from this morning’s test. All the bad results supposed to decrease have actually gone worse, I actually had less blood fats, sugar and cholesterol before diet and exercise on a daily basis.

So whats the point really? Will be interessting to see what the doctor say Monday.


So another Tuesday

Another Tuesday passed, a December Tuesday, the first one in 2020. So, Tuesday means working from the office and a new Covid test to put in the file among all the rest.

And walk home since I can’t power walk over lunch when I work in the office, and that walk was cold… Really cold. The winter is here now, winter Paris way so just wait for it… the Rain.


Nice sunday

A Sunday when Biathlon pops up again on the TV as well as Junior Eurovision brought France to victory. Yes, JESC kind of the only Eurovision we get this year so it was a must to watch this year not only stream it a few days later.

France and Spain had the best songs, but why is JESC so full of ballads? It was not like that when the competition was introduced.

And finally the biathlon season started, I am so happy. If nothing on TV, there is always a re run of the Biathlon to watch, from now until April 2021 if not Covid decide to put a stop to the World Cup. Last year they finished earlier than planned.

Have a nice week now, tomorrow we start again, back in the hamster wheel


Parc Monceau

Todays power walk ended up in a few rounds at the fantastic Parc Monceau, and I returned home where the French homework waited. When a task in your life brings no joy only anxiety should you really carry on with it?

Learning French is still on my list, I really want to but the longer it takes for me to get this language gramma the more the anxiety level raise and I am more and more convinced that the way “Inlingua” learn languages is not for me. I actually so stressed each lesson so I can feel my blood pressure go up.

So, if Im not closer to the goal at the end of the year, I have to find another way to learn French. More classroom, more English – French tutoring (or even Swedish – French, much better). I need a book, I need to be allowed to ask questions in English (or Swedish) and get it explained in the same language I actually used asking the question. I need glossary books and I need to learn things I use or will use in daily life. Not how to speak to someone about Nordic Light.

And I really need friends to practice with, friends who can mix French and English, not only expats in Paris a few months and not planning to learn French. I need to find a group of French people loving the Eurovision Song Contest to meet up with and talk ESC, I need some kind of activity (call it a hobby) to do in a group. Cause seriously standing in a Bar talking shit and drinking beer is not a hobby, it might be an important thing in life but you do not meet people that stick.

This post kind of start to sound like a New Years promise… Oh scary, I do not like those at all.


New update from Apple

New update, always means a lot of new stuff to learn to love, but as always some things always makes you go crazy. I had almost, almost decided to go for AppleMusic and upgrade. Even if I know I have to sit and re tag my complete music library – then came “Big Sur”.

I don’t care much if Apple change things that’s not important to me. Yes, selfish in date way. And iTunes is my holy grail and with the Big Sur update a lot of strange stuff all of a sudden happens.

First the thing that iTunes have its own life and jump between playlists without asking for it, and the red colors popping up all the time in the fields when you try to search or when copy a file to mp3 format album covers just dissaperes from the files. Again Apple try to force their customers to subscribe to Apple music. But I don’t stream music, thank you very much.

And the the two mystery files popping up every time and connect my phone to my laptop. Or the files they can’t find. Not description or name of the files, just the message you can see on the image above.

I loved computers when I told the computer what to do, now its the opposite the computer decide for you.

I wish Apple genius made house calls, I gladly pay for one to stay a few hours to put all devices together as I want it. Not what Apple want me to do.

And again Apple, when start to subscribe on Apple Music put a little tick box somewhere saying “Don’t change tags and don’t convert existing mp3 files”