Paul Makepeace ;-)

November 14, 2005

Software "on" ipod

Posted in: Tech

Just as Sony is embarrassed by and switches off their "copy protection" I am enjoying technological interoperability thanks to my music player, USB, Apple, Linux, and Things Just Working™.

I just checked out a branch of some BBC code I'm working on onto my ipod Shuffle. I can hack directly on it at home on my Powerbook, stick it back into the Linux development box, and then just run a commit. In the time it took to sync the repository the device got a little charge off the USB port. Now I'm listening to it. Wild stuff!

(To have your Linux box talk to your Shuffle all that's probably needed is,
mkdir /mnt/ipod
cat >> /etc/fstab
/dev/sda1 /mnt/ipod vfat sync,user,noauto,umask=000 0 0
mount /mnt/ipod

More details here)

Posted by Paul Makepeace at November 14, 2005 15:24 | TrackBack

So...when were you going to get this sync'd up with livejournal? ;)

Posted by: Avocado Tom at November 16, 2005 19:53

Er, yeah, oops - thanks for the link Tom, I'll check it out soon, promise :)

Posted by: Paul Makepeace at November 24, 2005 02:48
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