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It arrived

I had a welcome package waiting for me when I go to work this morning. My 16GB iPod touch arrived. Drop shipped from China to arriving this morning only took 3 days.

Date/Time Activity Location
Sep 20, 2007

9:04 AM

Delivered Columbus, OH

8:11 AM

On FedEx vehicle for delivery COLUMBUS, OH

7:17 AM

At local FedEx facility COLUMBUS, OH

2:57 AM

Departed FedEx location INDIANAPOLIS, IN

2:44 AM

Int’l shipment release INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sep 19, 2007

11:53 PM

Arrived at FedEx location INDIANAPOLIS, IN

2:20 PM

Departed FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK

12:57 PM

Arrived at FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK

9:10 PM

In transit SHANGHAI CN
Sep 18, 2007

10:33 PM

Left origin KUNSHAN CN

7:00 PM

Picked up SUZHOU CN

Unfortunately, my iTunes library was at home so I couldn’t use it fully right away. I did download a song I heard on XM once I had the wifi set up, but you can only listen to the same song so many times before that gets old. Shortly after that one of the ActiveReports developers started watching a Cricket stream so the wifi was too slow for me to load the itunes store reliably after that. But it was definately fun playing around with the functionality I had.

I did underestimate how difficult it would be to get my music down to 14GB, but I just barely made the cut-off so that my podcasts fit on as well.

The keyboard could use some more work, there were a few times I mistyped things unintentionally…including a couple times while entering passwords. Unlike a normal keyboard I had no instinct as to whether I actually mistyped it or if I really did which required me to retype things a few times more than necessary…but at least no one could see my passwords.

Cover flow is fun to play with, however I wished that when I was playing from a playlist that the album art was restricted to what was on that playlist. Instead it shows all albums I have synced to the iPod which isn’t nearly as useful when I’m playing from a playlist, forcing me to go back to the less cool looking (but functional) playlist view.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “It arrived

  1. Pictures! We (ok, I) demand pictures!

    Posted by Yoopergeek | September 21, 2007, 9:38 am
  2. I’ll post some tonight….I just took a few; but need to head to work now.

    Posted by James | September 21, 2007, 9:58 am
  3. I was going to demand pictures, but Yoopergeek has already done that. Now I really don’t know what to demand – consider my demand has already been demanded!

    Posted by Nish | September 21, 2007, 4:13 pm

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