Archive for May, 2009

iTunes, AirTunes, & iPod Touch

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

I have an 80GB music library accessible/shared through my iMac. I’d like to use an iPod Touch to control the library and stream it via AirTunes to my stereo system out by the pool. As ‘with it’ as as Apple seems to be, why is this not a default capability of the iPod Touch?

WolframAlpha

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

I’ve been trying to use the computational “search” engine WolframAlpha for several days now. The short version is that the overwhelming majority of my “requests” and inquiries come back with the dreaded “I do not know what to do” response. Alpha is not ready for prime time. It does know how to turn 0.06V*e/(h-bar) into 91.2THz, but that ain’t gonna cut it. It was supposed to be so much more. It does know how to answer all sorts of cutesy questions like “what are you?”, but try to use it for real work and you will be disappointed.

Let me know when WolframBeta is ready to test.