Prejudice, Lack of Initiative and Thank You Amitai Givertz

I happened to be speaking to Ami this morning.

I told him that ning changed the music player on RBC.

There used to be a little arrow beside each listing.
If you clicked it the song would open up in a new window
and you could copy the url and link to it from another site.

That arrow had been replaced by a scroll bar.

Ami clicked on the Edit link below the music player.
He saw that each entry there had a little arrow beside
it that worked the same way the arrows I had been using did.

Of course, I had been on the Edit page at least a hundred times but I didn't
think of exploring it. Ami had never been there so he did.

Problem solved.

Then he told me that I could download the entire list of audio clips
using the Download Them All extension for Firefox.

(I'd lost the originals in a computer crash on the weekend).

Now I had downloaded that Firefox extension before but assumed
that it would take a lot of time to figure out how to use it.

But, as we spoke, he was telling me that he was downloading all of the files
with a click of a button. So I downloaded the extension again
and had a new copy of every file on my own computer in a few minutes.

It was like a miracle.

My problem was a lack of initiative.
I assumed that the Edit page didn't have what I needed
and that Download Them All would be a burden to figure out.

Both assumptions were wrong so the solution to my problems were
easily within my grasp. I knew the territory well. The only thing holding
me back was my own prejudice.

Views: 57

Comment by Maureen Sharib on January 16, 2009 at 9:33am
Interesting. That thing we all have swimmin' 'round inside our heads holds many of us back. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Slouch on January 16, 2009 at 9:33am
It looks like a poem but don't rhyme
Comment by Maureen Sharib on January 16, 2009 at 9:36am
Here's somethin' poetic:

“Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” ~ William James
Comment by Recruiting Animal on January 16, 2009 at 10:13am
Maureen I wasn't even arranging mine. Terrible isn't it.
Comment by Amitai Givertz on January 16, 2009 at 3:30pm
"There is no comfort in the learning zone and there is no learning in the comfort zone."

Animal, thanks for the love.


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