Library Circulates iPod Shuffles

Library Stuff – iPod Shuffles @ Your Library
:Booker from The Centered Librarian notes that the South Huntington Public Library (here on Long Island) has started to circulate iPod Shuffles to audio books preloaded in them.”

This is not so surprising when one notes that the iPod Shuffle homepage says “Play MP3, AAC and audiobooks” right there in the features.

New Flaw in IE6

Microsoft Confirms IE Phishing Flaw
“Software engineers at Microsoft Corp.’s security research team have confirmed the existence of a bug in the Internet Explorer browser that opens the door to URL spoofing attacks.
The flaw, which has been widely reported on public mailing lists, can be exploited by a malicious attacker to spoof the URL of a pop-up advertisement and has been confirmed on a fully patched system with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.”

XML-RPC Bounties

[teknoids] Bounty for XML-RPC implementations (LONG)

I thought I’d try this as a way to stir up any developers out there in teknoids land and get some needed reference implementations to help folks use the CALI web services API.

New, Less Expensive iPods.

Apple Refreshes iPod Mini and Photo
“Apple updated their iPod lineup today. They added a $249 6GB iPod Mini and reduced the price of the 4GB model to $199. They’ve also dropped the gold color from their line up and made the remaining three colors more vibrant. The “silver” iPod Mini remains unchanged – it still matches the aluminum used in Apple’s other products.”

Video and Pics Add to Blogs, Where’s the Sound?

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > Basics: Bloggers Add Moving Images to Their Musings
“People can now transmit photos and video taken with hand-helds or cellphones directly to the host sites. Several free services are available, including SnapNPost.com, TextAmerica.com and Buzznet (buzznet.com). You create an account, choose a gallery address (for example, www.snapnpost.com/your-username/), and provide some information about your phone model and wireless service to configure the service. TextAmerica provides a premium service for $50 a year that lets you secure your gallery with a password.”

The article goes off on vid and pics but deosn’t mention audio. Is posting phone pics the nexct step for ClassCaster?

Slashdot | New Open Source VoIP PBX

Slashdot | New Open Source VoIP PBX
It looks like Asterisk isn’t the only open source PBX game in town anymore. sipX, as the name implies, is a SIP-only PBX project released under the LGPL. A noteworthy feature is the inclusion of an out-of-the-box web-based management console. Read more about the release over at Voxilla.

I’ve been working with Asterisk quite a bit the past few weeks for a little project that CALI will soon launch. This /. piece is good because the comment do a nice job of mentioning other Linux PBX projects and discussing the features of these compared to Asterisk.

Winik : Windows & *nix synergy : HomePage

Winik : Windows & *nix synergy : HomePage
“Winik is a cygwin distro that users can install in Windows like other applications program. Winik is unix like and users can select program from Start button and menus.
Users can select other wm such as KDE, Gnome, Icewm, Wmaker, Xfce etc. Winik give a taste of *nix to windows users. Winik are based on x/cygwin. Users can install Winik modules just likes other Windows application.”

More in the world of emulation:) It is worth poking around with stuff like this to get an idea of what there is outside of Windows.

Atari ST Emulation

About ARAnyM
“ARAnyM is an acronym: Atari Running on Any Machine. It is a virtual machine software for running the Atari ST/TT/Falcon operating systems (TOS, FreeMiNT, MagiC and others) and TOS/GEM applications on any kind of hardware – be it an IBM clone (read it as “PC” :-), an Apple, an Unix server, a graphics workstation or even a portable computer.”

What can I say, I’m a sucker for emulators.