Friday, May 09, 2008

Mods for iPods and Play for May

Friday May 9, 2008

Friday Greetings! Today was a bit gray and cloudy but all told not a bad spring day. The topic for tonight is music technology and the focus will everyone's favorite portable media player, the iPod. What most folks don't know is that Apple's tiny tech marvel is really a small computer, complete with CPU and RAM. Given that information, some clever folks have successfully ported the Linux operating system onto the iPod, and dubbed their efforts iPodLinux. With Linux comes a whole range of serious and frivolous applications, including the seminal FPS game Doom. If turning your iPod into a pocket computer is too geeeky, then you can always get the cute little dancing doggy shaped speakers. Having said all this, I must confess I've never owned an iPod, though as with all cool, tech-toys I've coveted them on occasion. Perhaps at some point the fates (and my budget) will allow me to catch up with the rest of the civilized world.

The picture of the week was created using Makehuman and Anim8or.
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The loops of the week are some rock drums.

The PC game of the week is Travian, a browser-based building game.

The book of the week is The Poetry of Robert Frost

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.

Bye for now!