While on vacation in Charleston South Carolina I had a traumatic experience. I was taking the elevator down from the third floor where our room was in the Marriott Courtyard hotel in North Charleston, when the doors opened I walked out, not looking up but checking my email on my iPod Touch. When I did look up I saw I was only on the second floor. Looking back down at my ipod I turned back to the elevator, took one step and was bumped by the closing door. The bump knocked the ipod from my hand and sent it tumbling 2 stories down the elevator shaft. I didn’t realize what had happened at first, then while scanning the floor I noticed the familiar glow of the screen shinning up at me. I was relived to see it was still on. The extremely helpful staff at the hotel was able to retrieve it for me in short order. I never invested in a case, cover or any kind of protection for the ipod, and as it turns out I didn’t need to. Other than a few nicks, a couple of scratched and a bit of a dent the thing is fine and in perfect working order. I think I will reward it with a iPhone 3.1 software upgrade.
As we head into the holiday weekend, I figured we could post a playstation tip.
Do you have a Sony playstation PS3 at home? If you have FLAC files or DIVX movies, you can enjoy them on your big TV via your playstation. Just install the ps3mediaserver on an xp or linux box and go! So if it rains this weekend, get the Top Gear episodes out and enjoy them via the playstation.
We recently set this up to test it, and it really works beautifully.