In which I decide to convert all my Sony MiniDiscs to mp3s

Heh. I was only kidding. Yes, I am a computer programmer. I wasn’t kidding about that. (Although “computer programmer” is not usually what people think when they think of me.) But I wasn’t really worried about getting this thing running with a sound card. Hello? How hard is that? I freakin’ built Bud from scratch, y’know? Fooling with HSND02 here is not that big a shmeal. So now we are ready to go. Woo. Hoo. Goodbye MiniDisc action, hello mp3s.

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