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This "Palm T/X" needs a better name. "Handspring" was a good name; "Clié" was a good name. Neither "Palm" nor "T/X" are good names. Maybe I'll call it Smithers. Or possibly Widget.

Anyway, experimenting last night revealed that Smithers/Widget/whatever doesn't synch up with Outlook Express -- which means among other things that all that time I spent pulling down my gmail messages was wasted. ;P So if I want to integrate the contacts and calendar info (which was one of the big points of the thing, after all), I'm going to have to get a full copy of Outlook.

The interface is a little clunky, but that can probably be fixed with some tweaking. (One of the high points of the Clié was its very nice interface.) On the other hand, integrated WiFi is very nice, especially compared with the rubbish WiFi expansion card the Clié was saddled with.

I've got to dig out my old Palm applications and see if there's any worth installing; they consist mostly of cheapola games, tho, so most of them probably won't be. The main thing this one doesn't have that I really regret is the ability to record quick little movies -- like when the Brood X Cicadas come around. That's a fun little thing I'll miss.

-The Gneech

PS: Boswell? Palmy? Ms. Gooch?

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sirfox
Jan. 3rd, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Willikins.
the_gneech
Jan. 3rd, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Maybe Hoyle, so I can talk about needing to do things "according to Hoyle".

-TG
exatron
Jan. 3rd, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
You could always name it after one of your smaller SJ characters.
the_gneech
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Doesn't really have the right personality to match any of them. The only SJ that seems to fit it is Ryan Tegir, but he was created by Nekomimikun.

I could call it Peter, after Peter Jones who played The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

-TG
exatron
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Go for it if you can get a case with "Don't panic" printed on it.
kesh
Jan. 3rd, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Toss on a copy of eReader, then download books from manybooks.net or Project Gutenberg in PDB or Palm DOC format. It never hurts to have something to read when you're stuck somewhere.
kylet
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
"McCloud?"
the_gneech
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Nice unintended MST3K reference! ;D

-TG
kylet
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
It was intentional!
the_gneech
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Really! Never thought I'd see you intentionally make an MST ref. :)

-TG
laurie_robey
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Columbo!

"Just one more thing!"
the_gneech
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Heh! :D

-TG
mouser
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Outlook is MUCH superior to Outlook Express. You'll be much happier with it.



"Ziggy" (from Quantum Leap)

the_gneech
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
I know; I just didn't want to have to spend any more money. ^.^'

-TG
raemonde
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
] I call mine Ziggy. Even got the wav files so I can make it squawk. ;)

] On the other hand, I kind of like "TX". As in, "John! The TX is coming!" ;)

- Rob
the_mcp
Jan. 3rd, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, in the same way that a Ford Escort was much superior to a Yugo. :( It's almost as despicable as Internet Exploder.
carlfoxmarten
Jan. 4th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
How about Max?
(you know, Agent 86...)

Though I do like the idea of calling it Hoyle... :D
ski_fox
Jan. 4th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
I don't suppose it would sync with Thunderbird and its Lightning calendar extension?
hossblacksilver
Jan. 7th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Open the file, HAL.

I'm sorry, I cannot do that, Gneech.
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