my best friend died yesterday. we picked up his ashes this morning. the wooden box was still warm. there is no way to describe the incredible sorrow in our house right now.

I’m pretty impressed with the specs on the new video iPod. One of the questions I had about Apple’s business plan was how good the video would be if played on a larger display. I got a Cowon iAudio X5 when they first came out. While it was the first video player on the market, the video is pretty small by the time it is crunched into the right format. It plays mpeg4 at 15fps and 160×128. Looks fine on the player’s screen, and it is very nice in terms of file size and battery drain, but when you hook it up to a machine to watch it through a player, it’s hardly a clear picture. Apple seems to have[…]