23 Mar 2005 @ 11:04 AM 

It’s so very frustrating living in the middle of nowhere in the digital age. I can order things online and they get delivered to my door – good thing. I can watch their movements via the UPS and Fedex website – good thing. UPS routes everything through Dallas – weird thing.

I’ve ordered a new MP3 player for work. I cannot have a device at work that records or that broadcasts, so my lust-worthy players are out. However, Rio recently discontinued the 20Gig Karma and it’s on sale at Buy and other places for under $200. The Karma has no recording ability, no FM receiver or transmitter, none of the bells and whistles that people are demanding from digital audio devices today. But, it is legal in the SCIF(Secure Compartmentalized Information Facility) so I snapped it up. It was shipped from Phoenix, to me here in West Texas. Because of the hub-and-spoke system that UPS uses, it has already passed by me once. It went from Phoenix to El Paso (West of me) to Dallas (East of me) before it gets to me hopefully tomorrow. Bizarre and frustrating.

Now I’ve got to figure out which 30% of my music I want to put on it first.

Posted By: Gary
Last Edit: 12 Apr 2005 @ 12:54 PM

Categories: Geek, Personal


Responses to this post » (3 Total)

  1. […] Blog 03.25.2005 10:07Personal, Military Karma? not so good I recently ordered a Rio Karma, which the nice young Airman at the Security Office said would be […]

  2. kmas says:

    You’re west of ElPaso and east of Dallas?

  3. Gary says:

    Hmmm…look at that, the text of the post got edited just now. 🙂

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