Technology is great when it works.
When it doesn’t . . .
It’s Monday and I haven’t had my coffee.
In addition to coffee, I rely on podcasts to help start my day.
Recently, someone asked, “What’s a podcast?”
Think of a podcast like a radio program you can download to your computer or smartphone and listen to it whenever you like.
Because podcasting is relatively cheap, almost anyone can make a podcast, so there are literally thousands of podcasts to choose from. I’ve even been on a few.
Some time ago, after repeated problems with iTunes’ podcast app, I switched to one called Overcast.
It works great, but occasionally I get this sad-faced symbol:
Then I’m left in a quandary:
Is it on my end; mainly, do I have enough free space?
Is it the app?
Is it the server?
Do I contact the people?
It’s even worse when I only have one unplayed podcast and it won’t download.
Thankfully, this hasn’t happened in a while.
What’s annoying you today?