iPod History

Surfed the Griffin website to check out their iPhone accessories and was presented with a nice pic showing all iPod models so far. Looking closer I tried to remember all the models I have had… and got some kind of a headache.

Of the 13 iPod models, I have had 7.
I bought my first iPod in 2002, and so far that was the one that I had the longest, and lasted the longest (and by far the most expensive). I even sold it after I used it for two years. The next one broke after 1 1/2 years, which forced me to buy the first Nano (not enough money). When I got some money, I sold the Nano to buy the 30GB video iPod, which broke 1/2 year later (the headphone jack only worked for my right ear). No enough money left, I got myself another Nano of the colorful range. And a the beginning of this year Santa gave me an iPod Touch, which I’m selling now again, since I got my iPhone.
ipod_history.jpgSounds quite crazy, right?

Looking at my cell phone history, I’m on my 7. as well starting in 2001.

On average that means one cell phone and one iPod per year…
What will happen when the iPod and the cell phone are combined?

Moblogging and desktopping

Inspired by the wave of tools hitting the App Store, I got the idea, that I might want to moblog. Meaning I’d like to have a sweet new tool to easier access this Movable Type installation on my iPhone than by the web browser interface.

So I visited the website and found lots of new interesting features…
First you can turn any website into a desktop application (on a Mac of course) with the help of an open source application called Fluid. In the case of my Movable Type Dash Board or Facebook I find that very helpful.
For iPhone and iPod Touch users there is a iMT plugin which makes blogging over the iPhone and iPod Touch very pleasant. To install you have to copy two folders into your Movable Type installation, and you’re ready to go. One further enhancement is to set a bookmark on your iPhone desktop and … tada! … you sort of have a blogging application on your iPhone/iPod Touch. That was simple!
If you like the iPhone-Movable Type GUI you can choose in your Fluid-Movable Type Installation that it uses this GUI by setting the User Agent (Menu Bar) to Mobile Safari in the Application Menu. Finally you can choose to make it a Menu Extra. Installation instruction.