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Those Darn iPods

Posted 2010.09.27 10.11 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

What is it about those crazy iPods? They just don’t wanna stay put-together!

This was iPodasaurus, a third-generation iPod, from the days when 40GB was top-of-the-line, black and white was all the rage, and USB was called Firewire.

Broken Nano

Posted 2010.09.13 22.33 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

My iPod Nano broke…

I’m not exactly sure, but I suspect the damage happened when I was prying it open with a metal screwdriver.

I only wanted to see what was inside. I was curious and bored. I blame Apple – they make these things so darn difficult to open. I mean honestly – they are designed to be disposable, and that isn’t cool. If the battery goes soft, you are expected to throw it out. If the headphone jack gets loose, you’re expected to throw it out.

I’m not just ticked about being expected to toss out a $175-ish product, but the wastefullness is pretty eco-harsh. Not that I’m helping, by killing it with curiosity. But come on, is it that horrendous to throw a couple screws on the back, instead of sealing it up with self-destructing metal click tabs.

iPod, Shuffled

Posted 2010.02.16 21.54 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

Can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something ‘up’ with my iPod Shuffle…

I’m Glad Someone Else Did This…

Posted 2006.11.09 1.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

…so I wouldn’t have to – the 2nd Generation iPod Shuffle Take-Apart.

I always gotta see the insides of stuff, and with stuff getting smaller and smaller, and not having obvious doors or openings, it makes it harder and harder to get inside stuff. At least, without breaking it.

So when someone else has figured out how to get inside, that’s good. And when they’ve posted a pictorial of the process, that’s even better. So for something that I really like and don’t want to have to destroy to get it open, it’s good, now I can just go look at the pictures and my compulsion to get inside and see how it works, is satisfied.

2nd Gen iPod Shuffle Take-Apart Guide

Hardware Reviews

Posted 2006.11.07 1.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

As mentioned a few weeks ago, I got a fun side-gig writing reviews for the Canadian Macintosh forum

My second Review has just been posted today. You can check it out here:

2nd Generation Shuffle Review at

iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation