Single Status Update
I was fiddling around with an old mp3 player of my brother's that he had left at my parents years ago. All the buttons on the outside are busted, but I thought maybe I could get it working. I couldn't get it to play music, but I did get into the file structure and saw names that both resembled my humor far more than his and referenced stuff that he wouldn't have been interested in (like Big O and Aura Battler Dunbine.)
I hooked it up to my computer and apparently I used it as a makeshift external hard drive backup of my first personal computer. In addition to a gig of the first music I downloaded from the internet, there were also about 60 books in .txt format, lots of various school assignments, some old java programs I made, and Hello! style archives of the very first forum I was active on. I only vaguely remember making the decision to transfer this stuff over to the mp3 player, and as far as I remember I never transferred them to any other device before now.
- Show previous comments 1 more
Now it's pretty much only an external harddrive. Most buttons on the mp3 player are broken, including the play button and most of the navigation buttons. (Notably once you go into a folder the only way to go back is to reboot the whole system.) It has a remote that might work, though the battery in it is almost certainly dead.
On another note I had ignored it for a while since when you boot it up you get random garbage characters so I had assumed the hard drive was fried. Turns out that these are just music files from the Dunbine soundtrack that had Japanese names that the display wasn't set up to show properly.