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DIY 80GB iPod Touch 110

An anonymous reader writes "Having recently acquired an iPod Touch, DeviceGuru blogger Rick Lehrbaum soon found himself with an 80GB iPod paperweight knocking around and collecting dust. Then it hit him: why not use a Pogoplug as an iPod server, effectively filling his nifty new iPod Touch with 80GB of music whenever he has WiFi access? The how-to article at explains how a Pogoplug and iPod Touch combined with free web services at combine to form the 'PogoPod System.' It also introduces the Pogoplug's new UPnP support, and briefly reviews a couple of UPnP media-rendering iPhone and iPod Touch apps."
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DIY 80GB iPod Touch

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  • Why does it exist? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by nikomo ( 1338131 ) on Thursday April 08, 2010 @10:59PM (#31785268)
    Worthless. Please tell me there was some sort of an error and that's why this is here.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 08, 2010 @11:06PM (#31785312)

    Hi, my name is Feverdream and I like to hack small devices to make them easier to use by the blind - like myself - since they are often cheaper than full fledged computer systems that have parts we non-sighted don't usually need or use. I recently forced the pogoplug guys to release some GPL code they tried to hide from the community; You can now see part of the the xce module source on the website, but we need your help getting the rest!

    They still lock the system down, and the Adobe Apollo based server on the device that they use for their service does things under the hood that would make RMS blush. They did not even want to release the xce module source despite the fact that it is GPL, and I had to fight with them to release the part they did.. problem is its not the source that they released on the device, and they wont give that out. You can tell by comparing the timestamps in the tarball they released that the files were edited.

    Not to mention, thy lock you out of updating the kernel... and that makes it very hard to add accessibility for the blind or otherwise disabled since this is not activated by default.

    We need your help. Boycott them,. get the message out they they violate not only the terms of the GPL by refusing to release unmodified or edited source of the code they have already released to the public, but the spirit of it. Get the rest of the data on the forums!

  • by SilverJets ( 131916 ) on Thursday April 08, 2010 @11:21PM (#31785412) Homepage

  • by lucidfeverdream ( 1786230 ) on Friday April 09, 2010 @12:13AM (#31785710)
    Ok, got an account now. Happy? I did tell gpl-v about this, and that is what got them to release the partial source... but its not everything.
  • by ErikZ ( 55491 ) * on Friday April 09, 2010 @10:03AM (#31788850)

    Yeah, I'll just hop on and order that stuff!

    Could you at least give us a starting point? Something that covers a little less area than "Somewhere in China"?

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