Okay, here’s the deal: I just unloaded a ton of cash on a 16GB iPod Touch. Cash that could’ve bought me a ton of anime DVDs, dozens of volumes of manga, maybe three or four figurines … well, you get the idea. I’m now trying to squeeze my money’s worth out of this overpriced little toy by playing around with all its fancy features – one of which is Apple’s Safari Internet browser. As a test (and also for a bit of fun), I logged the device into our home WiFi network and tapped out this brief blog post.
It’s an interesting experience, typing out a post on a screen less than four inches wide. The on-screen keyboard takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s not long before one gets the hang of it. (For the record, unlike many of my compatriots I call more often than I text, so fancy fingerwork has never been my forte.) While browsing the net from a souped-up MP3 player isn’t something I plan to do on a regular basis – not if I value my eyesight, at any rate – it’s a convenient way to check up on my dailies without having to get out of bed and turn on my stone-age PC on the third floor.
Okay, that’s all for tonight. My Last Exile DVD set arrived from the U.S. yesterday; I might put up a proper post about that tomorrow. Over and out.
UPDATE (25 November 2007): I’m afraid that post about Last Exile will take another week or so. Work bit a huge chunk out of my personal time this weekend and I’m still trying to catch up on things (including anime news and the like). I did manage to take a few pictures of the set, so I might publish a preview post within the next few days.
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