Each day I go to work, I plug my iPod into my office PC to listen while I work. I use iTunes, but change iPod options to “Manually manage songs and playlists“. Why? So my iPod doesn’t get wiped out, and the iScrobbler plugin can update my listening habits to my Last.fm account.
This morning, I accidently changed the iPod options to “Enable disk use“, and left it to “Automatically update selected playlists only“. The problem with that is that on my office computer, there isn’t any! Fortunately, I brought my external hard drive, which also has all my music backed up onto it. After changing my iPod options to “Manually manage songs and playlists” (the way it should be), I’m copying most of my music back onto it. When I get back home, I’ll just resynchronize it. At least I won’t have a quiet commute, right?