Saruwatari Ayumi (junglemonkee) wrote,
Saruwatari Ayumi
junglemonkee

Why My Lists Don't Work

Most weeks I make a list. Everyone's seen them. I've infected many people with my OCD penchant for lists (although I notice that I have not infected anybody with my OCD penchant for getting every single infinitesimal mark off the white board when erasing it, but I'm working on that).

But my lists fail miserably on several counts. Things that seem to be easy and straightforward end up being nested tasks-within-tasks that make me want to gouge out my own eyes and set fire to my hair.

I needed to burn backups to my show to DVD. There's over a Gb of stuff for each show, so it won't fit on a standard CD. I don't have a DVD burner on my laptop, and it's too much information to send over the wireless, so first my laptop has to be reconfigured for ethernet, then the drive has to be mapped as a network drive on the desktop, where I have a DVD burner.

I've burned DVDs in it before. But for some reason, Roxio Drag-to-Disc is burning half a dozen files to the DVD and then telling me "Oh, this is write protected, I can't do anything else." It copies the gig+ of files six times, but won't write them.

So now I get to uninstall Roxio and install something else and hope that it works, so that I can burn my pathetic little files to a disk. For crying out loud. All I wanted to do was get this stuff off my laptop hard drive!

This is why I stopped scoring my weekly list completion. Because some weeks, I just can't win for losing.
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