I've been wanting an iPod for a while now, but being a student, I have no money. Until last week when I got a job as a Teaching Assistant for a second year programing class. The pay is great, and it isn't a whole lot of work.
I got my paycheck Thursday night, ordered my iPod Friday, and got an email today saying that it has been shipped! Pretty fast for shipping from my experience with other electronics online stores. I got the faster shipping, so I should be getting it sometime this week!
I got the 20GB one, cause it was $100 cheaper and I don't feel that I need the extra 20GB of storage for the price. I have a laptop, so it isn't shouldn't take too long to switch any songs up that I want to keep it under 20GB.
Anyways, I'm new to the whole iPod thing, and was wondering if anyone had any tips for a new user. Also, I've heard that there are 3rd party programs and firmware, any recomendations?
I've been very reluctant to try firefox after being accustomed to using IE for such a long time. Also, I had a bad experience of using an earlier version on mozilla at school, which was very very slow at loading pages.
I finally decided to give it a try. I just didn't feel that I deserved to consider myself a geek and read slashdot if I didn't at least try to stray from microsoft in the browser department..
I've been playing around with it for a few hours so far, and I'm still debating on using it for my default browser. As for looks, I think it is a bit more pleasing on the eyes, especially with easy to change themes. For speed, in my tests IE has been slightly faster at rendering pages. I'm actually impressed with tabbed browsing--I didn't expect it to help much, but so far, it seems to make things a lot quicker.
More testing will be required before I make my final decision. If you are thinking about trying it, I'd say to go for it. Nothing to lose but an hour of play time.
Anyone recommend any good extensions that I should try? Right now I'm using the gmail one, and it seems pretty good.
The contest has come to an end. My g/f picked the winners--for reasons unknown to me. Many of you did not leave email addys, so were unable to win!
I will be giving more invites sometime this or next week. These invites will be given the same way as the last.
The contest winners are as follows:
If you won, and have not got an invite in your inbox, send me an email.
"Probably the best operating system in the world is the [operating system] made for the PDP-11 by Bell Laboratories." - Ted Nelson, October 1977