It just goes to show how much technology changes. I had to go through our files to find the garage door opener instructions to figure out how to program the codes. While going through the old warranty files, I pulled out all sorts of old instruction/warranties for stuff we have bought over the years. A vacuum cleaner that is long gone. The technical book on the Motorola flip phone we once had. The original contract for the bag phone I bought back in '95. Or the the high end stereo system I bought with my first Army paycheck back in 1978.
I saved up my money to buy a modular system with an amp and tuner and tape deck. Even got a direct drive turntable for my albums. The CD player came later. I wanted a really good sound system at the time and spent some good coin getting the pieces. Started out with cassette tapes and eventually migrated over to CDs. I made a ton of mix tapes to take on the road for long trips. Lots of jazz and country music. An eclectic selection of music collected over the years.
What I find interesting that is how all of my old tapes, CDs, and records fit in the palm of my hand. Technology can be really amazing to an old fart like me.
I am still trying to figure out all the new buttons on the new Edge (still pondering her name, but Elvis is starting to grow on me). Took me two days to figure out how to program the radio settings. One really neat feature is the radio sync system. The car will sync to my iPhone as soon as I get in. I can not only talk and make calls without touching the phone, it will also play the music I have on the phone without being hooked to the car. Pretty neat trick.
I did get one project done this weekend that has been long in coming. Finally got the new skylight installed on the trailer. I kept thinking this was going to be a long, complex pain in the assets project but it actually turned out to be incredibly simple. The new light fit like a glove and took almost no time to install. I just wish all my projects were that easy.