June 1, 2005

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Wahoo! iPod Photo

So much for not being a gadget freak. =)

Dad got me an iPod Photo (30GB). After I formatted it to FAT32 using Windows, it mounted easily under Linux. I used the excellent bbdb-vcard-export.el to export my address book to lots and lots of VCF files, which I then copied into the iPod Photo.

I downloaded a couple of speeches and podcasts for my spiffy new iPod. I'm looking for audio books and poetry. Would anyone have a freely distributable archive of Shakespearean sonnets in MP3 form? If not, I'll probably try using a synthesizer to make instant e-books, or I can record them a poem or two at a time...

Downside? Adding new photos requires iTunes, which means I need to use either Windows or a Mac. I guess I'll really be bringing the Vaio with me.

Also, I'm really looking forward to ipodlinux fully supporting the iPod Photo. I'd love to run Linux on the device! I need to figure out how to flash the bootloader on and how to recover from mistakes. If I get that working, then I can help hack...

我々は問題解決と情報整理のためにコンピューターを使う。 We use computers to solve problems and to put information in order.

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