Someone got word from someone else that he had iTunes 5 for Sony PSP. Someone then posted photos of iTunes running on the PSP (no video?) and slowly but surely, someone then told Chris Barr about it and now everyone, including me, knows.
Oh, you didn’t know? :P
Hell, iTunes 5 on the Sony PSP even reads UMDs (see first pic), downloads podcasts, let’s you buy music from the iTunes music store, and even runs visualizations while the music plays.
You tell me after looking at the rest of the photos.
Like Elia Diodati, I don’t have time to write colorful blog posts everyday… there’s also just no way I can compete with those who blog a gazillion times a day. With that, I remind myself that blogging isn’t a competition and there are no prizes nor a finish line…. it’s a long, sometimes lonely journey. If someone does come along to leave a nice comment, consider that a bonus. So since there are no real rules to blogging, short posts work for me. You’ll never know when you’ll strike a chord with someone (e.g. a romantic librarian) even with a tidbit you quickly posted right before bedtime.
With that I go back to what the point of this post… to recommend reading Halo Singapore! Why?
If you’re looking for a shining example that showcases the ideal reasons to blog, Haro Singapore talks about things from an eye-witness level, maintains a conversational tone in writing, and best of all is unique in content since it talks about the quirky, unseen side of Singapore.
Contrast that to my blog, where I can go anywhere from a Mac guru, to an informatics researcher wannabe, to a politically-incorrect Singaporean. I believe that the lack of focus on my blog is a bad bad thing since everyone LOVE blogs to be well-designed, organized and purpose-oriented so it’s easy for them to read.
Anyhow, before I digress even further into the depths of thought, go read Halo Singapore! where his latest discoveries include flooding at Wista Atria and FaLunGong sightings in Singapore.
Tonight I’ll be facilitating my first open blogging workshop (simply called BlogWorkShop01) with Singaporeans over here in Buffalo. It’ll be at 8pm at my Triads apartment. While response has been positive (having gotten enough RSVPs), I will have to be careful how I teach it. People new to blogs may be technically proficient such as when setting up blogs, uploading images, and linking, but I feel lack strong footing in the fundamental areas of blogging, such as why we blog, writing for blogs and blog etiquette (trackbacks, crediting sources).
As attendees will be coming with different levels of blogging experience, I worry about satisfying people’s expectations. In any case, I plan to cover the following:
Blogging Workshop (2hr power session)
– State of the Web (Talk about the social state of internet: Web 2.0)
– Why blog? (motivations)
– What’s a blog?
— Setting up a blog (Blogspot or WordPress?)
— Linking web sites, text & images (basic HTML)
— Writing effectively on blogs (Being attractive & succinct)
– Flickr (social photography)
— Setting up Flickr
— Uploading methods
— Tagging (What, Why, How)
— Linking images to blogs
Given enough time:
– Reading hundreds of web sites no time (RSS feeds)
– Listening to Podcasts (iTunes makes it easy)
There’s too much to talk about. For now, I recommend reading about blogs and what makes them unique from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog