Last night laurie_robey and I spent something like two hours fighting with my Palm TX, trying to make it synch with my (relatively) new Vista machine. No dice. USB, WiFi, Bluetooth ... nothing could get the two things to communicate beyond an introductory handshake.
This is quite an irritation to me, as I am more than a little dependent on the "to do" list functions in Outlook to keep me focused at any given time, and without my little PDA to carry along with me, I have no way to view and/or update it when I'm not at home — which is one of the reasons I haven't been getting much done in the past several months. (A minor reason, but a reason nonetheless.)
So now I have to figure out what to do about it; I don't really want to go out and get a Crackberry, iPhone, or other such wallet-chewing beast, but the simple fact is that Palm seems to be going the way of the dodo, and it's taking what's left of the PDA industry with it.
One thing I did accomplish last night was to get some exercise — specifically, four games of DDR playing five songs each. My lungs kvetched about it — asthmatic lion has trouble breathing — but I can't just keep letting my weight creep up and my endurance creep down. Besides the fact that I've already found myself unable to wear one of my recently-bought vests, Dragon*Con is only two months away and that's going to require a lot of walking.
Anyway, gotta work on job stuff now, so I'll end it here. But if anyone has a viable suggestion re: PDA, I'd love to hear it.