I got my hands on a tiny new Apple iPod Shuffle, 2nd generation, and it’s amazingly cool, but I’m a bit baffled by what all the different flashing patterns mean. Is this some sort of Morse code or something? Help!

I have one of these little gems too — really, it’s no bigger than a book of matches and stores a gig of music. What’s not to love? — and it’s the first iPod I’ve owned that didn’t have a display screen, so I too am learning how to read the tiny little colored light to figure things out.Here’s a picture to make you salivate and think about why you might just need a second iPod for Christmas:

Okay, well, I don’t want to be a shill for Apple (I mean, heck, I had to buy my Shuffle, so it’s not like they’re sponsoring this in any way!