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sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 01:26 PM
I was notified that my iPod shipped this morning. Didn't see any other posts mentioning shipment. But mine should be here in a couple days. Now I gotta decide which 1000 of my 2100 mp3s get to take the first spin...

akuma
Nov 7, 2001, 01:38 PM
damn you.

can you order one for me also :D

sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 01:55 PM
Tech lust man. Drop the Visa. Sure its scary and may not be the best decision, but you a have a series of small monthly payments you can deal with later. In the meantime you can be happy while listening to your favorite tunes...

jefhatfield
Nov 7, 2001, 02:07 PM
my credit card

...has to be paid off for college and grad school first from the 90s, then my IT school debts from last year, then the PC laptop i thought i needed in '99, then the recertifiction costs for being a microsoft tech, then for the LA vacation this summer, and finally once all those debts are paid off, then i could think of "small" credit card payments for the iPod, but that will be in 2003 so who know whats apple will have by then

if i had not used the credit card for all those things and paid cash only when and if i had it, i could have bought a 867 G4 cash out the door!

but if we did not over-extend ourselves with credit cards and paid all that interest, the US would be (my favorite "term")...a third world country

...so god bless debt

sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 02:13 PM
Yeah I feel you. My business is debt free which is rad. But nobody wanted to give me the "oh sure we can call that a business expense" vote of confidence I needed to make it a company purchase. I had set aside from cash from taking back minidisc players I got for Christmas last year. I didnt like the idea of just putting my music onto other media. This iPod finally works how I want it to. I have my assistants iMac plugged into a firewire drive and we rip all of our cds for easy listening in the office and to keep this place from cluttering up with discs. Ramble what?

jefhatfield
Nov 7, 2001, 02:13 PM
BTW sweetaction,

are you a credit card bank officer?

akuma
Nov 7, 2001, 02:17 PM
hmmm, i think i hear my discover card screaming at me
"don't you want an iPod"

and I'll get cash back (yeah, right ... a whole 30 cents or so) at the end of the year with discover.

Since I am a recent college grad, my student loans don't come due till Jan 2002, so I might just spring for an iPod.

Here's wishing....

sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 02:18 PM
I dont know what that is. Small business owner. Web Development. Hosting. Etc.

What do you do jefhatfield?

jefhatfield
Nov 7, 2001, 02:23 PM
i am a simple pc tech, only because pc computers and networks fall apart more often and because of that, there is more work

if i were a mac tech, i would starve

our macs are just too darn stable...i mean, when is the last time you had to defrag or remove a virus?

jh

SPG
Nov 7, 2001, 02:33 PM
Damn, where was iPod last year when I was on a plane three times a week and sitting out bad weather watching EuroMTV and Japanese Infomercials? I could have used it then, but now I'm in this 9-5, 5minute commute gig and can't really justify it except as a nice toy. Ahhhh, I'll probably break down and buy one soon anyway.

Ensign Paris
Nov 7, 2001, 02:36 PM
Its true what you say, (You know that!) There are three people in my Technical team at Seven Manchester (UK) We manage about 30 macs and 20 Windows Boxes. The macs are know trouble and they are working on 200-300mb Pshop or 500mb ArtPro Files. Where are the PCs which are work processing and E-mailing fall over often.

Windows SUCKS!!
Guy

sparkleytone
Nov 7, 2001, 02:45 PM
yup we should all be seeing our iPod orders ship very soon. i went into work on my day off today only to see that we got two iPods in today weeeee! classic apple basic packaging...sexy.

Ensign Paris
Nov 7, 2001, 02:48 PM
I wish my work would buy some iPods Damn Repro!

Guy

sparkleytone
Nov 7, 2001, 02:53 PM
bah. we dont even get to take them out and put one on display until the 10th tho :/

sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 04:20 PM
My girlfriend thinks its so cute that I get stoked on geeky stuff like this. Gotta love her.

Sidenote... I am reformating my iMac 500 dvd and making it a OSX only box cause office X is coming out in a bit here. My assistant will be so excited.

Ensign Paris
Nov 7, 2001, 04:37 PM
I am Beta Testing Office X, It is the best office yet.

Guy!

sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 04:42 PM
Aehaeheaha oh the puns...

Rad. I like hearing that. It looks great and sounds like it is a great application. Go microsoft. Go apple. Go up stock market...

akuma
Nov 7, 2001, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by Ensign Paris
I am Beta Testing Office X, It is the best office yet.

Guy!

Office X is very nice.
I should mention that I am using the GM of office v.x :D

sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 04:53 PM
How do you guys get your hands on this stuff ahead of the game? I think that my crew here would be a great Apple test pool. (whoa... loop|pool) How does all that work? LEt me know online forum friends...

Ensign Paris
Nov 7, 2001, 05:03 PM
I am an Apple and Adobe software tester (Through my company)

To get Microsoft stuff I get it from hlsearch.com

You can get tonnes or Beta and Alpha software from there, thats how I had OS X.1 two months before it was released. (Macworld Preview)

Thanks,
Guy Wickenden

akuma
Nov 7, 2001, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by sweetaction
How do you guys get your hands on this stuff ahead of the game? I think that my crew here would be a great Apple test pool. (whoa... loop|pool) How does all that work? LEt me know online forum friends...



**cough** newsgroups ***cough***

and very friendly friends.... ;)

kiwi_the_iwik
Nov 7, 2001, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by sweetaction
My girlfriend thinks its so cute that I get stoked on geeky stuff like this. Gotta love her.


How the HELL did you get a girlfriend who likes your geeky side?

When I talk tecchie, my wife just slaps me silly...

DannyZR2
Nov 7, 2001, 06:05 PM
I too am lucky to have a girlfriend who thinks it's 'cute' when things like Ti2 and iPod come out.. I am so glad!

even if I can't get the Ti2.. I can read about it and jump up and down thinking about it! and she just loves me more!

how sweet it is!

DannyZR2
Nov 7, 2001, 06:08 PM
Two things:

FIRST: Just noticed, iPod is $369 for education consumers!!!!! SWEET!!!

SECOND: GO AAPL! stock is rebounding!!! I am buying iPod.. keep going up, up, up!!!

kiwi_the_iwik
Nov 7, 2001, 06:20 PM
All I can say is -

Let's see how "cute" they find your purchases when you get married...

...Ha Ha Ha...

sweetaction
Nov 7, 2001, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by kiwi_the_iwik
Originally posted by sweetaction
My girlfriend thinks its so cute that I get stoked on geeky stuff like this. Gotta love her.


How the HELL did you get a girlfriend who likes your geeky side?

When I talk tecchie, my wife just slaps me silly...

I dunno. Lucky for sure. She plays keyboard and trumpet in our band also. She cooks, cleans and like good music. Spoiled. I will say it.

I'll let her give the iPod a spin. But I think she is all over the Yamaha MOTIF 8 for Christmas.

Buggy
Nov 8, 2001, 04:54 AM
Kiwi, I concer. Once you are married purchases like compuers come under much more scrutiny. At least my wife is a Mac person (loves her ibook, but won't touch OSX).
I showed her the iPod commercial, She said "wow that neat, but whats the price". Once I told her, that was the end of that conversation.

Choices when you are married.
A winter trip/clothing/paying off bills --- or ---- tech toys.... Guess what always loses out

jefhatfield
Nov 8, 2001, 08:15 AM
...i guess i will be stuck at 300 and 366 MHz well into the future!

sparkleytone
Nov 8, 2001, 10:09 AM
akuma you said newsgroups. omg finally i can ask. how is the newsgroup scene on the mac side and are there any good clients for leeches like me???? i am a big newsgroup junkie hehe i am always the guy getting asked "where/how did you get that album/software/OS/pr0n?" (j/k hehe) newsgroups are the ultimate source because IRC is full of lamers. anyways please tell me the name of a good client.

akuma
Nov 8, 2001, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by sparkleytone
akuma you said newsgroups. omg finally i can ask. how is the newsgroup scene on the mac side and are there any good clients for leeches like me????
...anyways please tell me the name of a good client.

ya-newswathcer 4.2.6 is the client I use.
Since this is such a touchy subject, with some people, I'd rather talk about it through email.... <bsb18258@mac.com> I'd be more than happy to help you out.

broadband + newsgroups + macintosh = sweetness :D

kiwi_the_iwik
Nov 8, 2001, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Buggy

Choices when you are married.
A winter trip/clothing/paying off bills --- or ---- tech toys.... Guess what always loses out

Just wait until the next stage - kids. Think you had a hard time getting that Mac you wanted so much? It won't even make dinner conversation now that you've got bigger priorities.

I've got a little 18 month old guy who recently jumped onto my desk, and stabbed 3 fingers into my nice new LCD monitor. I could look at him all day long; now I have a long-lasting memory of him everytime I turn on the Cube.

I can't have anything nice...

sparkleytone
Nov 9, 2001, 09:16 AM
haha SALESPITCH. compUSA... apple stuff, great replacement plans. even if you didnt buy it there...alot of times if we carry it well let you buy the replacement. one-time no ?'s asked replacement, you cant beat accidental damage protection. word up.

sweetaction
Nov 9, 2001, 10:59 AM
Woke up to FedEx at my door this morning. Got the iPod. Gonna go play. Word.

sweetaction
Nov 9, 2001, 11:47 AM
OK this iPod is just sick. Wow. The headphones sound amazing. I usually hate buds. But I was listening to Blank Wave Arcade from the Faint and was hearing sounds I had never heard come out of the iMac. I was walking around to see if any of my flatmates had their stereos on.

In about 15 minutes I had 837 songs on here. It took me a little longer because I was dragging and dropping. (I have like 2100 mp3s so I had to be picky, poor me!) I didnt get the whole 1000 on their because I encode mp3s at the highest setting. Still, over 800 highest quality mp3s is fine with me.

The jog dial is so sexy. Dang playa! You gotta love how easy that this is.

The backlight is almost white. Very easy to see things.

I dont know what else to say. I am going to hit the shower and then roll down to the coffee shop. I'll see how it works plugged into one of the discman tape adapters in the car. Rad.

Post questions if you have any.

SPG
Nov 9, 2001, 11:51 AM
Have you played the Breakout game yet?

sweetaction
Nov 9, 2001, 12:11 PM
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