I went on a road trip a little more than a week ago. It was actually a trip to visit my parents, but it’s a long drive, so I had prepared a long list of songs to listen to in the car. I had put 78 songs, which would last almost the whole drive, on a USB-stick and thought that I’d play them on random on my car stereo, which would mean that I wouldn’t have to skip a single song for hours. Or so I thought. It turns out that every time I stopped for a break and turned off the ignition, the random playlist was reset and a new one was created when I started the car again.

Luckily I had brought my laptop and whipped up a small program that renamed the files by adding a randomized number prefix and thus had the random list ready on the USB-stick and let the car stereo play the songs sequentially. Worked like a charm! The car stereo remembered the last played track and picked up where it left off during my trip back home.

I know that this is super easy to do (it took longer to register Visual Studio than to write the program) and that’s kind of my point. That you can use your skills to solve everyday problems. Easily.

To make this a little more J-Pop/K-Pop related, here’s the playlist I used. It’s a mix of new and old favourites, nostalgic songs and new stuff I wanted to check out, totalling 4.6 hours.

4Minute ~ 거울아 거울아
4Minute ~ I My Me Mine
4Minute ~ Huh
4Minute ~ Who`s Next? (Feat. Beast)
2NE1 ~ I Don’t Care
2NE1 ~ 내가 제일 잘 나가
2NE1 ~ 날 따라 해봐요
2NE1 ~ 박수 쳐
2NE1 ~ Go Away
2NE1 ~ Can’t Nobody
YUI ~ Rain
YUI ~ Skyline
YUI ~ Your Heaven
YUI ~ Cloudy
YUI ~ Daydreamer
YUI ~ I do it
YUI ~ GLORIA
YUI ~ Good-bye days
YUI ~ Rolling star
YUI ~ again
Wonder Girls ~ Tell Me
Wonder Girls ~ So Hot
Wonder Girls ~ Nobody
Thelma Aoyama ~ Zutto
Thelma Aoyama ~ WITHOUT U feat. 4Minute
Tae-yeon ~ 만약에 (If…)
T-ara ~ Ma boo
T-ara ~ 왜 이러니
T-ara ~ TTL Listen.2
T-ara ~ T.T.L (Time To Love)
T-ara ~ 처음처럼
T-ara ~ 내가 너무 아파
SHINee ~ Lucifer
SHINee ~ 누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)
Rainbow ~ Sweet Dream
Rainbow ~ A
Rainbow ~ To Me (내게로..)
Rainbow ~ So Cool
Park Bom ~ Don’t Cry
Miss A ~ Love Alone
Miss A ~ 다시 사랑
Miss A ~ Bad Girl Good Girl
KARA ~ Rock U
KARA ~ 루팡 (Lupin)
KARA ~ 2Me (MV Ver.)
KARA ~ 똑 같은 맘
KARA ~ Wanna(워너)
KARA ~ 미스터 (Mr.)
KARA ~ 하니
KARA ~ 점핑 (Jumping)
KARA ~ GO GO サマー!
IU ~ 첫 이별 그날 밤
IU ~ 좋은 날
IU ~ Rain Drop
IU ~ Mia
IU ~ 마쉬멜로우
IU ~ 있잖아
IU ~ Boo
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ PRIDE
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ OVER
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ 一輪の花
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ HOT LIMIT
Girls’ Generation & 2PM ~ Cabi Song
Girls’ Generation ~ 훗 (Hoot)
Girls’ Generation ~ Run Devil Run
Girls’ Generation ~ MR. TAXI
Girls’ Generation ~ Hush Hush; Hush Hush (태연)
Girls’ Generation ~ Gee
f(x) ~ Lollipop (Feat. SHINee)
f(x) ~ My Style
f(x) ~ 아이 (Love)
f(x) ~ Gangsta Boy
f(x) ~ 피노키오 (Danger)
f(x) ~ NU 예삐오 (NU ABO)
f(x) ~ Hot Summer
f(x) ~ Chu~♡
Dong Bang Shin Ki ~ Purple Line
BoA ~ HURRICANE VENUS