But with Lama Zopa was Ani Gyalmo who so kindly agreed to carry a few packages back from America for me, namely a brand new iPod Touch and an iPod Nano. It was like Christmas. Whoopie for me!!! [smile]
The iPod Touch is an amazing piece of technology, simply amazing. It's like a mini-computer. I mean a really really small powerful computer. I can play music, watch videos and view a slideshow; with Wifi I can check my email, surf the internet, find out the weather; there's a calandar, calculator, picture camera, video camera, and voice recorder. All in a wafer the size of less than half a deck of cards. And just for starters, I downloaded more FREE apps (programs) today. Here's what I added so far:
Yahoo Messenger: We're going to try and use YM as a kind of personal pager so the staff can find me. My iPod will beep me when I get a message. Much easier than chasing all over the building looking for me.
SketchBook Express: is an actual finger drawing program that is really a whole artist studio. My finger will draw like a pencil, paint brush or air brush where I can change thickness and color, I can create in layers and even erase, simply zoom in to work on the details.
Dalai Lama Quotes by my friend Travis.
And that's just the free apps, the literal tip of the iceberg.
So it's no surprise that there are a few other apps I'd like and the price is right, usually between $0.99 and $4.99. Can't beat those prices. I'm thinking of adding WordBook Dictionary ($1.99), Daily Buddhist Prayers ($1.99), and a flashcard program called Anki ($19.99). But I might also get some games like N.O.V.A ($4.99), Archetype ($2.99), Ace Combat Xi ($4.99), or Need for Speed Shift ($6.99).
And with over a quarter of a million apps and growing, I'm sure I'll find stuff I never knew I needed. How cool is that?! I am a geek in heaven. [laugh]