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That arrow had been replaced by a scroll bar.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.
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.