Ipod Touch

I brought this page across from my old blog in June 2013. Much of the content is out of date and relates to my early use. This changed over time and became irrelevant, and so I deleted much of the content in June 2013.

I have finally bought an Ipod Touch. Oct 2008. Since I actually want the music player and the Wifi only doesn’t seem such a constraint, particularly as mobile phones become capable of acting as gateways. I then took it to the States where wireless is a bit/lot more common. (By 2010, I had a Nokia mobile phone which I occasionally used to connect the ipod touch to the internet. Today, of course, I use the phone as a single device and have given the ipod touch away.)

Location Services for the Ipod Touch

A number of the apps need to know where you are and most home hubs do not come configured with this. The ipodtouch uses a service called Skyhook. I originally wrote about this on my old Sun Blog in an article called You’d think I know where I am when at home, and again here, in March 2010 on the BT Home Hub page; I couldn’t find it via Google on the Blog. The How to is on the blog and the BT Home Hub page, where I said,

The Apples use a service called Skyhook, and you submit your details at their submission form. You no longer need to calculate your Lon/Lat as they have a map-app that does this for you. You need to find your MAC address, which with the BT Home Hub is one the Wireless Configuration page.

The need to use both the ipod touch and the hub is why I documented it on the Home Hub page.

Using “boomy” icons with tcl/tk

I spent some time over the last few days trying to populate the TK images folder with a usable image library. The activestate version and the standard only permits the use of .gif images in the image manipulation commands. (Not true now, see the comments!) I might need to look at the tkImg package to use an alternative format. Continue reading “Using “boomy” icons with tcl/tk”