Interesting Stuff

by Erica Sadun

iTunes 7.0.2 available [Apple] The update promises support for the 2nd gen iPod shuffle and address some of the stability and performance problems that have affected 7.0 and 7.0.1.


Battlestar Credits [TVVGuide.com] Today's Ask Ausiello reports that season pass holders for Battlestar Galactica should receive a credit for 5 iTunes in their e-mail. Apparently, Battlestar is running 19 episodes this season, not 20. To make up for the overpayment, iTunes is crediting season pass holders with five free downloads.


SlingPlayer for Mac OS X Debuts [SlingMedia] The public beta is freely available for download at the SlingMedia site.


The Seven Phases of iPod Ownership [drivl.com] This tickled my funny bone when I found it on digg.


Nobody Expects This Audio File [MacOSX Tips] Another amusing find.

open -a "QuickTime Player" /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/lib/python2.3/test/audiotest.au


How iTunes saved "The Office" [Newsday] Newsday reports that the Office ranks as one of iTunes' top success stories, the "Seinfeld of iTunes".

"I'm not sure that we'd still have the show on the air" without the iTunes boost, says Angela Bromstead, president of NBC Universal Television Studio, which owns and produces "The Office." "The network had only ordered so many episodes, but when it went on iTunes and really started taking off, that gave us another way to see the true potential other than just Nielsen. It just kind of happened at a great time."


2 Comments

Gary
2006-11-01 14:25:17
I thought the BBC / Ricky Gervaise owned and produced "The Office"?
What is this NBC of which you speak?
Erica Sadun
2006-11-03 09:56:22
Gary, the NBC version of "The Office" is a copy of the BBC original. Sadly Gervaise-less.