As I expected, my new iPod arrived today. I opened up the package and found a spanking new iPod with custom engraving on the back of the unit. Very nice. The 30gb white iPod came in an attractive little black box designed like a CD case. It came equipped with a regular white headset and a USB cable for charging and synching. The only thing not provided by Apple is an AC wall charger. Instead, you’ll need a computer with an USB port to charge the unit. Sucks. If you want a wall plug adapter, you need to shell out an additional $29 bucks. Other than that, I’m happy with it. I can’t wait to listen to some tunes.
Archives for October 2006
I ordered a new iPod from Apple’s website last Thursday, October 26th. It’s the 30GB white model capable of playing videos and movies. I could have ordered a black unit but I figured scratches would show up more on the black iPod. Another reason to order online is you can get free engraving on the back of the iPod if you order from Apple’s website.
What’s really interesting is tracking the iPod from the time it left the Shanghai factory until it reached my home. Apple gave me a tracking number so I can check the status of the shipment. In this case, my iPod left Shanghai on Friday, Oct 27th. It made a couple of stops in Anchorage, Alaska and Indianapolis, Indiana before showing up in Oakland late Saturday, Oct. 28th. Fedex is closed on Sunday, so I have to wait until Monday before delivery. Getting excited!
WordPress just released version 2.0.5 which includes several security fixes. I have several WordPress instances on my Dreamhost account. I installed each WordPress instance using Dreamhost’s one-click installs. It will be interesting to see when will Dreamhost come knocking on my door to upgrade the software. Will the upgrade to version 2.0.5 be painless as they have promised? It would be interesting to see how it turns out. Stay tuned for a follow up.