Video iPod?

This rumor is all the rage at the moment. I’m intrigued by the possibility though. If anyone can pull off the online distribution model with a slick player, it’s Apple. They dominate the online music business, and everyone knows that the iPod is the be all, end all when it comes to portable music players.

If this rumor turns out to be true in the next couple of months, I’ll be first in line to buy one of these devices. I don’t want to miss out on this. I waited too long to get into the iPod game, and I don’t want to make the same mistake twice. I’ve been looking into a portable video player, but nothing has caught my eye just yet.

Hopefully Apple will work out the DRM so it’s not so terrible. It would be nice to have no DRM, but that shit a’int gonna happen. We have to take the good with the bad. I just hope Apple is smart enough to let people play any kind of compatible video on this sucker. It would be nice if they partnered up with TiVo to allow TiVo to Go files on the vPod.

I have a feeling this is Apple’s next step. Why would iTunes support video playback and RSS feeds from video blogs? Plus, the market for portable video players is wide open. Whenever Apple brings a product into this segment, average consumers will start to buy in to this lifestyle change.

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Smartphone Purchase

After using and abusing my wonderful Sony EricssonT68i for 2 years, it was time for an upgrade. I looked at quite a few different options during my search. I knew I wanted a phone with a bit more functionality than the T68i, and to do so meant looking at Smartphones. There were 3 models I considered: Sony Ericsson P910a, Palm Treo 650 and the Audiovox SMT5600.

All three of these offered advantages and disadvantages I needed to consider before dropping up to $600 for an unlocked phone. I did a fair bit of research into the features of each of these phones at HowardForums,, Engadget, TreoCentral and

Audiovox SMT5600

In the end I wound up purchasing the Audiovox SMT5600. I’m sure some of you out there are thinking “Ugh, Audiovox!”, but this isn’t the typical POS giveaway phone Audiovox produces for Sprint or Verizon. This phone is actually made by a company called HTC and it is known as the SPV C500 over in Europe and the UK.

The main reason I went for this phone is for the portability factor. Both the Treo and the P910a seemed a little too bulky. The SMT5600 is the smallest smartphone on the market. Plus, there is an active online community for this phone which helps troubleshoot problems and mod this baby.

It’s been about 3 months since I started using my SMT5600, and I’m impressed with everything it can do. I started my own moblog, check my email on the go, look up driving directions while we’re traveling down the highway and much, much more. I have a feeling that these types of features are going to become standard on mobile phones in a few years. Most people here in the States don’t care about these types of things, but people will flock to it once this tech becomes easier to use.

Audiovox SMT5600: 9/10

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Just Classic!

I wish I could’ve witnessed this spectacle first-hand. There’s a group of D&D skillets who do the same thing every Sunday in Nashville at Elmington Park. My friend’s and I have always said we should just bum rush these dudes. It’s great to know there are other’s out there who had the same idea. The Zombie aspect is a nice touch, though I doubt we’d have gone to such lengths.

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Posting Issues with MarsEdit

I’ve been having a few issues with posts not working 100% correct with my new blog, so I did a little research. I found this post via Technorati today. Hopefully this will take care of the quirks in my new system for editing my blog. We shall see.

Update: Replacing these two files seems to fix my problems. If you’re using MarsEdit or ecto, follow the instructions on the post above to work out the kinks.

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Kubrick For Now

I’ll eventually get around to applying a different theme to the site. I know the one that’s currently scorching your eyeballs is tight and all, but it’s just played out like Kwamé.

Too many morons start a WordPress blog and don’t even bother to change the style up to fit their personality. I don’t want to be one of those morons. As a graphic designer I owe it to you, my loyal fans, to give you a pleasant visual experience.

I saw a few themes during the WordPress theme competition that I liked. I’ll have to dig around with those till I find “the one”.

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World Reset

Well, I’ve blown the first half of this year without really posting to this site. I’m going to change that now. I’ve just purchased a license for both NetNewsWire (great by the way) and MarsEdit. This should help my blogging immensely.

Soon I’ll have plenty of articles up for your perusal. I’m planning on purchasing a new Mac, so I should have an article up on which decision I make. I’m also planning on posting some interesting stuff about Aussie Rules Football here in the States.

Until then, stay cool (especially here in the South)!

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