I caught back up with all of the episodes of Geek Brief.tv. I had been so behind. One fun thing that Cali Lewis has done is created a site called iYule where you can buy and download a beautiful crackling fireplace.
There are quite a few versions of the iYule Log.
Now you might be asking yourself, why sell a 30 minute podcast of a crackling fireplace and beautiful music? Well for one thing there are plenty of DVD’s and VHS tapes out there that you can use to watch a fireplace on your TV. So now with people having many different portable media players why not have a fireplace for those as well. A crackling fireplace invokes a feeling of home so why not have that feeling with you everywhere.
This project is a collaboration between Cali Lewis and her husband Neal, Geoff Smith, and Paul Colligan, they are donating money from a portion of the proceeds of sales of the iYule Log to three charities. They are some pretty cool ones too. Geoff chose the Songs of Love Foundation, a charity that provides personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults. Paul chose LitLiberation, the largest online literacy experiment in history. Neal and Cali chose Heifer International, a non-profit that helps families in poverty by giving them valuable live animals to provide eggs, milk and farming help.
I think these are great charities and will be buying my own version of the iYule Log for my iPod.
Update: 120707 – I am home from my trip and have just purchased and downloaded the iYule Log for standard players. It can play on both my iPod and my Zune.
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