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What Happens If You Copy An Audio File While You're Playing It?

Nothing? Can it affect quality of the copy? Can issues occur?

Does it depend on the player - if it caches the file while you're playing - and as such you actually don't copy the same file that's playing? Or is there a difference in audio files compared to other files, in that certain portions of the file can be copied at the same time as certain other portions are played, and so the transfer fetches the portions not currently in play until the transfer is complete, seemingly entirely unaffected by playback?

Is it a software or a hardware thing? Did copying audio files in use work with DOS. or even Windows XP?

And does it depend on the format? Can you copy some but not others? MP3 seems to work, haven't tried WAV, FLAC, APE, M4A....

Internet didn't have the answer for this, so I'm just leaving the open question here.

If you have the answer, do tell.

Downloading A File...

Infinity Download Time/Zero Transfer Rate

It is downloading though...

HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY!

MAKE THE WORLD KNOW THAT IT'S A DAY TO CELEBRATE! OR JUST MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU'RE ANGRY EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT!

OR BE AS ANGRY AS YOU WANT CAUSE NO ONE KNOWS YOU ARE TODAY IF THEY DO KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS! HUZZAH!

PERSONALLY I'M TOTALLY OK. EVERYTHING'S GREAT. REALLY.

HAVE A GOOD ONE!

The Opera Problem

A while back I switched from FireFox to Opera, as the former was just getting slower and slower (Read: More and more bloated and incapable of running properly on somewhat dated hardware), and for a while it's been great but...

Lately pages start loading forever. And they do load forever. Every new tab I open loads forever. Sometimes one tab works, and I can send a reply or similar if that's what I'm currently typing out, but all tabs after that just load forever, forever, forever...

I close the browser and restart it.

Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't I then open the task manager and kill the process manually, and then restart it again, and so it works again.

It's a fine browser otherwise - even if I'm still not a huge fan of the bookmarks/history being locked to a side panel - but this one thing is a bit of a bother. Don't really want to move all the way to Chrome though, even if they are both based on the same engine now.

Trying to keep personal integrity at least somewhat intact but this is turning into a real soap Opera.

Flash Player Recommendations

The Flash Player Uninstall Recommendation Window

Recommending me to uninstall the player from my computer entirely huh.

Adobe's been planning to shut down Flash at the end of the year for some time now, and the main browsers have all agreed to comply and remove support for the plugin as well, but for some reason I didn't figure they'd do anything about the locally installed version.

I'm keeping this though. Unless they force an uninstall. If so maybe the best solution's to install an older version with updates turned off, as to keep things like this from happening on their own.

Considering how forcibly Microsoft update things these days I do wonder how Adobe will handle this when the time comes though, hopefully they'll choose a softer approach; at least give the user the option to keep going with their software forever if they really want to...

The Mysteriously Unmovable FileZilla.xml

Two new computers arrived at work yesterday, and I was assigned the appreciative task of moving over stuff from the old ones and getting them ready. They were prepped with Windows 10, and the old computers with Windows 7, so no total migration, just move over the important files and re-install the most important programs.

Everything went swell (is that an abbreviation for 'so well', btw? Just dawned on me...) until I came to FileZilla.

I had to carry over some logins, and since they're now encrypted I couldn't just copy the credentials, plus it'd be easier to just copy over everything at the same time anyway. So I exported the logins as an .xml file, dragged it to the external drive I use to move stuff between computers, and moved on to the new computer I was to move said information to...

File wasn't there. No FileZilla.xml

Strange. Maybe you can't copy files to the main directory on the drive? Maybe there's some kind of write protection there...? I know I have had files in the main directory before but... maybe that's it...

Went back. Dragged the file into a subdirectory on the external drive. Back to the new computer.

Nothing there! So maybe... I unplugged the drive too fast? It didn't fully complete the moving operation, and so although I thought it was done it really wasn't? Or could it be that the FileZilla.xml file has some kind of copy protection that doesn't actually allow it to be moved to other computers?

Third try. This time I dragged that file into a bundle of folders. If the final move didn't register, surely the earlier ones would. If there was some directory problem, surely one of them would work anyway. So once again I get back to the new computer and... no .xml files. None of them.

At this point I gave up on that external drive.

Actually I gave up completely. I didn't import the settings at all, I figured I'd fetch the login info from my own computer, where I might have it lying around in plain text somewhere. But I didn't. Either I needed to create a new login and replace it on all computers, or somehow get that file to the new computers after all...

OneDrive. Aha. We use it as a budget NAS of sorts, with the same account connected to all computers. I dragged the config file into the main folder there aaaaand... nothing happened. It didn't upload. There's still no FileZilla.xml in the OneDrive folder. Does OneDrive maybe not support or allow .xml files? What is going ON?!

I did other stuff for a while, fixed up the second computer, but again time came for that FileZilla configuration, so what to do... I have a smaller thumbdrive lying around as well, so I tried that. Went back to the same computer as earlier, fetched the file, plugged it into the new computer...

And there it was! No problem. File import was a piece of cake.

That was that. But to this day I do still wonder... about what was going on with that mysterious .xml file.

This was yesterday btw. Have a good weekend.

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