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I usually try to keep posts on my dA account strictly related to my models and various projects, but I've found myself in need of a larger sounding board than biased online reviews. As the title states, my iPod (160gb 7th gen classic) recently died on me, and given that it's out of warranty, I'm looking for a replacement/alternative.

Since high school, I've gone through maybe five or so iPods, and in my experience, they typically barely out last their 1-year warranty. On top of that, the one time I did have a legitimately defective in-warranty device, dealing with Apple's customer support was akin to pulling teeth.

So I'm curious as to what the populous here at dA uses for their on-the-go musical needs; does anyone actually use anything other than Apple? (die hard Apple-fanboys need not reply ;) )


TL;DR - What would you recommend as an iPod alternative?
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I Live!

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I finally got tired of sitting on this little guy, so I decided to throw him out into the wild and hope for the best. Maybe I'll come back and actually build it some day, but for now, at least it'll give others a chance to play with it:

PDF of Pieces

PePaKuRa (PDO) Files
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Good news, everyone! </Prof. Farnsworth>

Some of you may remember the model of the Sentry Turret (from the game Portal) I did a while back. A few weeks ago, a member of the DIY site, Instructables, suggested I enter it into one of their current contests. Being one of my earlier models, It's fairly simple compared to some of my more recent ones, so I spent a few days re-building it while documenting the process to write a step-by-step guide. This will also be useful for some of you, as I've received more than a handful of requests for help with this model (as well as other portal ones) since Portal 2's release about a year ago.

The contest is judged by a combination of the results of a popular vote from registered site members, and the scores from a panel of the website's staff, so if any of you happen to have an Instructables account, or a minute to create a throw-away one, I'd really appreciate your vote! Thanks for the support!


:iconturretplz::iconturretseesyouplz::iconturretseesplz: Vote For Me PLZ! :iconturretsees2plz::iconturretseesyouplz::iconturret2plz:
(There's a little button towards the top right of the page that says "IS THIS A WINNER? VOTE!")



Additionally, since this was one of my first models, in the process of writing the guide I ended up making a handful of small tweaks and corrections to the PDF & PDO files; both have been updated with their new versions.





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Stuffzzzz

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Quick little project I knocked out this weekend, w00t!

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But it's at my discretion ;)



NOTE: Stamps used/edited with permission from Commander-Luminaire
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Poop.

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Blarghhh... I've had no motivation to work on anything lately. I wish I could blame my lack of productivity solely on work (and that's not to say it isn't at least partly responsible), but really I just haven't felt like doing anything.

My latest project (PotatOS) has been sitting idle since before Christmas... my muse seems to be on quite the extended holiday...


On a semi-related note, I got my first smart phone last month, and I am friggen addicted to DrawSomething! If anyone wants to play, my username is billybob884 !





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But it's at my discretion ;)



NOTE: Stamps used/edited with permission from Commander-Luminaire
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