What a great day for the GrayStation. Thanks to our new Apple MacBook Pro and Apple's massive ease to fix things, our 3-year-old 40GB iPod has come back to life. We were on the cutting edge buying an iPod years ago, until it died some time ago and our Windows-based PC had compatibility and fix issues.
So today, I dusted off the old iPod and hooked it up to the MacBook. The laptop immediately discovered problems and identified fixes for its counterpart. Ten minutes later, we were jamming to an initial catalog of 1,700 tunes.