TG #1: iPod Touch and Windows Vista

October 24, 2007 – 11:59 pm

With no fear of the fourth wall, we bring you the very first episode of Tweak and Geek.


iPod Touch

There are no Touch-dedicated holding devices — armpads, cases, etc — as far as we know yet, which is a gripe we forgot to mention. Pat couldn’t remember during the show, but he uses a Moshi iPod iPouch, and it works really well. A bonus is that simply inserting and removing your iPod from the pouch generally cleans the screen nicely. IThere’s also room to store a pair of earbuds, or (randomly) iPod Touch stand clip, and a spare battery for my noise-cancelling headphones.

Our comments on 64-bit Windows also reminded us — the iPhone or iPod Touch will not work properly on 64-bit Windows. The iPod is no longer just an external drive that plays its own media — you can’t see the “drive” when you connect it.

Also, as promised, “some blog somewhere” pointed out that the iPod Touch has a shortcut for returning to the Music controls by doubleclicking the Home button.

We are very sorry that we called people who didn’t predict the phone-less iPhone “brain dead.” That’s awfully insensitive for our brain-dead listeners.

And Pat was completely lying when he said “I’ll edit that part out.”

Windows Vista

To summarize our confusing comments on the topic: UAC is annoying, but it’s not the killer many folks have made it out to be.

We know that there are a lot of under-the-cover and technological differences between Home Premium and Ultimate. We were joking only about the lack of obvious, user-visible differences.

Yes, the task switching love is sarcasm.

.NET Rocks! is one of our shared favorite podcasts, with pretty good technical content for .NET developers.

Vista and XP seem similar, as discussed around 26 minutes… until you try to write an installer for it! We didn’t get around to discussing that.

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  1. 3 Responses to “TG #1: iPod Touch and Windows Vista”

  2. Congratulations on your first podcast! Very well done, and I wish you both luck in the future!

    By Jon on Oct 26, 2007

  3. Great job on your podcast! I thought it was very entertaining. Keep up the good work.

    I’m looking forward to your next podcast.

    By Brad on Nov 8, 2007

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