Hard to Find: iPod Docks with AM Radios

Topic – Here’s a list of ipod docks that I found over at Amazon. – The only requirements were that they have an AM/FM radio. They’re listed below, sorted by price. – It’s a mixed bag. Some are portable, some require that you be plugged in. Be sure to check the “iPod compatibility” some won’t charge the newer iPods (like the newest 4G nano, or iPhone, or iPod Touch (2G).

Click on the item’s name to go to Amazon. Be sure to click on the “Explore Similar Items” link on the page.

If you have any questions, lemme know!

* iLive Portable Boombox


* Memorex Mi3005BLK


* iLive IBCD2817


* iLuv i552


* Imation Boombox


* Sony ICFC1iPMK2


* Sony ZSS4IP


* Macally Flat-Panel Stereo System with AM/FM, Alarm Clock, and iPod Dock



Bridge Pedal 2009

On Top of Portland

Originally uploaded by a.k.a. Little L

Yesterday, Mooj & I rode in the Providence Bridge Pedal. It was fun.

This was our third time. We missed last year, but the year before was a cluster. I think that the event suffered from its own success. It was so crowded that we were caught in a couple of big traffic jams. For example, a couple of years ago, it took us about half-an-hour to cross the starting line. We crossed a bridge and hit another jam, where we crawled along for about 45 minutes. It was very frustrating for a little one.

But this year it was very smooth. When I see the large crowds and the combination of riders of various skills and good/bad manners, I’m amazed at how well it works. But this year was the smoothest ever. It was fun!

In our previous two attempts, we did not get to the Fremont bridge before it had to open back up to traffic. This year we were determined to make it.

As we were waiting to start, the organizers announced the availability of a shortcut. We missed the Ross Island and the Hawthorn.
Lots of cool pix from the Portland Bridge Pedal photos on Flickr.

My sister-in-law shares her experience on her blog. We met at the beginning of the ride, but were separated shortly after the start.

Pop & Jazz

I just uploaded a bunch of photos to Flickr. Over the past 6 months, I’ve been moving from iView to iPhoto, transferring tags, and updating sets, etc.

I’ve taken quite a few self-portraits of my son and me. They’re arm-length and now, after eight+ years, becoming a quite a collection.

If you look in the widget over at the side of this page, you’ll see my Flickr stream, but it doesn’t give you a feel for the chunk of pix that I’ve just tossed up.

I still need to fix the titles and add some comments. Another project!

Path Finder On Sale

One of my favorite programs is Cocoatech’s Path Finder.

Over the years, I’ve supported many users on Windows and Macintosh. Something I’ve noticed is that Mac users are more likely to fiddle with their file systems. That is, they spend more time organizing their files.

In general, I think that Mac people tend to be more spatial and/or visual, The Mac’s Finder (which is the program that you use to look through folders and launch programs) is more… uhmm…. trying not to start a flame war… better…. uhmmm… equipped with tools that aid in file management than Windows. With labels and breadcrumbs and various other little things that help a user know where they are. (I think this might become another post)

And Windows users throw everything into My Document, or more maddeningly, on the Desktop.

Anyways… what I’m trying to say, is that if you use the Finder a lot, you should definitely try Path Finder. It’s like a Finder on steroids.

Normally, it’s $40 — which, IMHO, is a great deal for something that you use every time you’re using your computer — and right now, it’s on sale. If you’re a student or teacher, you can get it for $24 (through Aug. 20). Or it’s $33 when you enter “TWEET33” when checking out through Path Finder’s integrated purchase system.

It has a 30 day trial, so give it a shot. You might thank me.

I Wish I Were Smarter

Math is a weak area for me. It irritates me that sometimes I have to write stuff down to work it out.

For example, when I look at a design or a spreadsheets, I can look at it and it’s obvious to me what the issue is. And I can resolve it in my head.

This post is from the Launchbar forum. Someone was utilizing the calculator and not getting the results that they expected.

One of the developers responded with a super-informative answer. As the developer, I know he’s already worked this problem out, but it’s an example of the difference between doing math and knowing math.

I feel that if I really knew math I could look at these numbers and tell the difference between an answer that is in Radians or Degrees or the difference between a common (base 10) or natural logarithm. Duh!