Brad mentioned the other day that he was wishing for an iPod that he could just stream music to from his computer, so it’d be like a hugely larger collection of music than he normally has. I read about a Google Code project that would let you do it from MacOSX, and then I found this, which says it’ll work from Rhythmbox. Despite having absolutely fantastic taste in blog design: It’s neat, but this is all really kind of a shitty solution.
What I’d like is a device that had wireless (preferably of a variety that can be set up to hook to a wpa secured network so I don’t have to turn off security just for it) and supported UPnP. That way I could set up my UPnP server to serve all of my music, and I could actually select what I wanted to play from the device, instead of just setting up my computer to spew tons of generic, random tracks at me. It’d let you skip stuff you didn’t want to hear without having to go back to the source, etc. Like my own personal shoutcast remote control for my pocket.
While I’m making unlikely-to-be-fulfilled wishlists :
- I’d like a bluetooth pin utility that wasn’t total crap for linux.
- I’d like a Samba configuration for my file server that didn’t randomly differentiate when I mount something via CIFS or browse to it in Nautilus.
- I’d like a full featured http-interface page for VLC that includes turning on and off subtitles.
- I’d like a couple of 1080i or 720p OTA HD channels in my area that didn’t just play fucking football all the time.
- I’d like a well documented UPnP server for linux that supported the XBox360.
- I’d still like a remote controlled DVI or HDMI connected media playing device that supported Xvid/Divx and playing from network-mounted storage.
- I’d like a blowjob on my birthday.
I guess that’s about all I can think of right now.