Didn't I put it in the title?! Well, this is my blow-by-blow account of my experience with Java, Linux and other Copyleft stuff. Blogging to take the FUD away!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

My new toy - the iPod Video

This is my new baby. Makes life here less boring. The bus ride to work is more enjoyable now.

The packaging of Apple is very neat. Maybe that's why it's that pricey. haha! The box design is cool. The size is just right. However, opening it is somewhat confusing at first.

As of this date, I've watched 1 smallville episode, one full movie, and listened to a bunch of songs. Just started to watch Star Wars Empire strikes back. Sound quality is awesome! Apple did a great job. Imagine now you can watch your favorite movie with surround sound. I didn't even get external speakers. Just used the earphones that came with it. The bass and clarity is unbelievable.

The iPod video is also handy for transferring files from PC to PC because it could be used as an external HDD as well. Pretty handy if you need some external backup storage.

Some downsides though. The screen is easily scratched so better get a protector for it. I got one this weekend at Funan. Another thing, it does not come with a power adaptor that you can easily plug into a power outlet. This would be pretty handy if you don't have your laptop around. And, it doesn't have a comprehensive manual. What if I didn't have Internet to download the guides. Apple assumed that users would be tech-savvy and would know what to do. Nevertheless, I still consider it as a must-have gadget for music and movie buffs.

Anyway, I really got my money's worth here. I just can't wait to get his big brother. soon...maybe sometime next year.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Java.net project website down

I was accessing our project websites for LemonSMS and Patriot in the java.net website. Guess what?!!! The project sites are down. How do you expect souceforge users to port everything Java into java.net if Sun can't make their servers reliable.
I got this page damn!


Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@dev.java.net and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Apache/2.0.50 (Unix) mod_auth_svn/0.1 SVN/1.0.1-dev mod_jk/1.2.0 mod_auth_mda/2.0 DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.0.50 OpenSSL/0.9.7b Server at www.dev.java.net Port 443

Monday, December 05, 2005

iPod resources

Found some useful links for iPod and Apple products users.