I have some sad news.
Last night, at approximately 11:43 PM, my iPod died on the operating table.
He had been suddenly injured a few days previously, when the connecters in his headphone socket came loose, so I opened him up in a frantic attempt to save him.
He was a good iPod, and I will remember him (or get him fixed).
Also, my imac just crashed for no reason whatsoever.