Saturday, September 15, 2007

Iraq 2009

Around March 2009, don't be surprised if this is going on:
One sensed too that Iraq will in fact be issue No. 1 to be faced by the next president, whoever he or she is. That individual, in January 2009, will likely be faced by mischief makers of all stripes throughout the capital, with a question that is an artificial construct. "Did he see the mission through?" Or "Did he lose Iraq?" The latter would be most unjust, because we never had Iraq. We haven't found it, in spite of our best efforts, because the people of Iraq never found it. And it was their nation to find. This seemed clearer than ever this week, which was part of the reason for the sighing.
(via Andrew Sullivan)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Searching Rhapsody from your web browser's search box

You can add Rhapsody to the search box in your web browser's toolbar.
(Yeah, I know, this isn't anything you couldn't figure out for yourself just by following directions.)

Adding Rhapsody search to Firefox:
1. Click this link.
2. Click on the link for the Rhapsody plugin (not the link that says

Adding Rhapsody search to Internet Explorer 7:

1. Copy this URL
2. Go to the web page for "adding search providers to IE7"
3. Paste the URL into the Create Your Own box
4. Type Rhapsody into the next field.
5. Click Install.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Podcasts via Rhapsody

I've been trying to find out for months whether it's possible to get both podcasts AND Rhapsody To Go on a single device.

As far as I can tell, it can't be done.

My 3rd gen, 30gb iPod croaked this week after i dropped it one too many times - at first, there was just a problem where the dock connector was tweaked out of alignment, so it wouldn't sync. Then the hard drive started having read & write errors, and now it is kaput. I've had it for years and years, so I feel like I definitely got my money's worth.

Now that Apple is going to introduce new iPod models in 2 days, I have a choice to make:
1. get a new iPod (I need a hard-drive based one, 8 or even 16gb is not enough space for me)
2. borrow Melissa's 3rd-gen iPod (no video)
3. get a Rhapsody-to-go compatible player (no podcasts, but access to a very big library of new music to listen to while on the go).

So if anyone out there knows how to get a Rhapsody to go player (especially one of the Sansa's) to work with podcasts, please let me know!