Sep. 25th, 2005
Attack of the iclones  
So after watching the Family Guy movie (Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story) at least two dozen times in the past month, I finally made a couple userpics from some screencaps. My first attempt to make "the amazing Jesus" failed so miserably I won't even show it to you. The full one is passable, but getting it under 40k made it just... disappointing. That's an hour of my life I won't get back.

But, I did do the sexy party. I somehow managed to cut off the bottom of the text and managed to not save the source file. I'll eventually fix it, but this will have to do for now.

Then came my next inspiration. If you haven't yet seen that disturbing 70s Planned Parenthood video about teaching sex to "trainables," you so need to. So much material, but this scene has become my new "owned" userpic. Any suggestions for changes? Anywho...

Finally, I have a confession.

About a week ago, a couple days after I got back from Vegas, I bought an... ::sigh:: iPod Nano. I know. I know. I know. I know! But I swear I've not become an iClone. I promise that I won't ever wear it on my arm, display it as if it were a fashion accessory, or use the cheap white headphones that come with it (it's all about my black Sony Fontopia earbuds). Unfortunately, my Rio Karma has been dying, and I needed a replacement. I really wanted an iRiver, but I got sucked in by the size of the Nano. In my defense, the Nano is very seductive and hot. It was amazingly seductive. In fact, it raped me! It is an amazing device for the masses. For me, however, I'm not afraid of buttons. The more buttons, the better! (I prefer to push one button than scroll through menus). But iPod's done so well, I can live with it.

The worst part? Being tied to iTunes. I like being application agnostic. I keep my mp3s on a shared directory on the server so that I can access it from any workstation in any media program (Winamp, Media Player, iTunes, etc). That's why I tend to stay away from any apps that have libraries (I use the file system as my library). So we'll see. I do like how I can tag file ratings on the nano and then that gets imported into iTunes. I just wish it saved it in the ID3 tag somewhere. Someone will get it just right eventually.

The other thing is the same thing that's been plaguing iPod since the beginning—the bloody thing scratches just from thinking about it. Seriously, after one visit in my pocket, the aluminum back had several rather bad scratches (and no, my keys weren't in that pocket)!

But I swear it will not suck me in. I will resist!

Oh, yeah, and I really don't like that new dean guy on "The O.C."

That is all.
Mood: okay
Listening to: Howie Day - Collide
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ex_position on September 26th, 2005 - 01:22 am
i don't care who says what, the ipod is the best electronic device i have ever owned, ever. i use it sitting in my room by myself. i carry it with me to work everyday. i use it to make my deliveries at work.

i love it. i have the 20gb.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on September 26th, 2005 - 05:05 am
someone's been drinking the Kool Aid!

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ex_position on September 26th, 2005 - 06:04 am
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Gantrioch: Sony.gantrioch on September 26th, 2005 - 01:50 am

Pure sex.


I'm all right. Really.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on September 26th, 2005 - 05:06 am
I need more than a gig... 4 gb was pushing it. :/
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Gantriochgantrioch on September 26th, 2005 - 05:22 am
Two gigabyte flash? Six or twenty gigabyte hard drive? You know you want them :-).

Not released in the United States yet :-(.
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Zmrezkill on September 26th, 2005 - 03:37 am
I have the Mini they're getting rid of, I bought a case for it same day as my iPod and have no scratches so far. has a nice selection of them at cheaper prices than the Apple store.

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Jean-Baptistexorn on September 26th, 2005 - 08:59 am
Ugh, I really need to catch up on The O.C. eps.
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Jean-Baptistexorn on September 26th, 2005 - 09:13 am
oh, and that video was freakin' awesome. I grew up in the '90s and I've never seen anything so non-sugar coated.
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東西南北: musictongsinanpei on September 26th, 2005 - 04:17 pm
I'm similarly application-agnostic, which is why I refuse to use iTunes at all. I have an Oregon Scientific USB/MP3 player, which serves me just fine. :)
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brett bretterson: degrassisomthingscatchy on September 26th, 2005 - 08:33 pm
i hate the "dean of discipline!"
i think hes trying to sleep with seth!
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