Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

iPod Shuffle file structure

Apple has put several restrictions on the iPod Shuffle use. You can only update songs from one PC/Mac, through iTunes. You can’t copy songs from Shuffle to another PC or Mac. You can’t manually copy the songs to Shuffle (must use iTunes).

At least one of those claims is not true. For now.

Indeed, Apple’s iPod Shuffle support FAQ makes it pretty much clear. However, things are not that bad. Apple Matters has detailed the procedure for finding the songs through Mac terminal and copying them over to Mac. Let’s see how it looks like on PC.

F1 physical

I remember that few years ago David Coulthard fired his trainer because he could not keep up with David’s pace. When you look at the race, it seems unnaturally easy - they just cruise around, keep away (or at least should) from other cars and the gravel and all is fine.

And then you see Jarno Truli almost vomitting after the race, Fernando Alonso almost fainted after Hungary…there must be something more here…

Then you go and drive small carthing for 10 minutes and collect your internal organs for days. Man, how they drive for two hours…

And today, while I routinely checked F1-Racing-Live, there’s this:

  • All race drivers … are subjected to forces of up to 5G on track

  • Dehydration levels of just 2% have a negative effect on concentration levels, muscle contractile strength and endurance.

  • Losses of 5% or more can lead to up to a 30% drop off in physical performance.

  • Fluids are an integral part of any nutritional programme, because water comprises 92 percent of the blood in the body and 75 percent of the brain, as well as 75 percent of the muscle tissue.

  • Just a three percent loss of body fluid reduces muscle strength by 10 percent.

  • The drivers are working in a cockpit environment that can be over 50 degrees centigrade.

  • In an average race, a driver loses up to a litre of his body fluid. In Malaysia the heat and humidity can cause them to lose up to four litres

Nice, isn’t it?

Comments approved

In the middle of my current work overload, I completely neglected the comment moderation queue here. Thanks to my friend Lukija who asked me why I deleted his comment, I went to check and saw dozens of comments waiting. :(

Sorry people, I have approved all of them (and marked the other bunch as spam). I’ll try to catch-up and answer the questions asked. And re-check my comment settings…

Update: I had “email me whenever a comment is held for moderation” turned off, but also “before a comment appear Comment author must have a previously approved comment” turned on. Thus I did not received any notifications. One to learn.