Posts tagged: palm

Inadvertent spamming and calendar woes

At the University of Bath, where UKOLN is based, we use an enterprise calendar solution from Oracle. It's OK, no worse than some others I've used, but not great. It does have a client for Mac OSX in its favour.... but I don't really want to use a dedicated client when I have systems and workflows with dependencies on the Mac's built in calendar application, iCal. iCal is not particularly great either, but it is integrated into Mac OSX and there are advantages to be had from this. [continues...]

Paul Walk , May 15, 2008

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Time to switch (back)?

Tim Bray ponders whether it is time to switch from MacsOS to an opensource OS. I switched from an Intel-based laptop running Linux to an iBook around 18 months ago, but I have so far resisted the temptation to upgrade to a MacBook(Pro). Funny thing is, Tim’s quick list of the Mac hardware features he could not live without is pretty much the list of hardware features I tend to cite when I’m in Mac evangelist mode, number one being the fact that I open my iBook and start typing immediately, and then close the lid when I’ve finished. [continues...]

Paul Walk , June 16, 2006

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Datebk6 - software as it should be

I just upgraded Datebk5 on my Palm PDA to Datebk6. Looking back, I realise that I have been using this application continuously since 1998, and have upgraded at each opportunity, as the upgrades have always offered some new functionality that I could use. I can’t think of any other software that I use where this is true. The Datebk application represents all that is good about software - it does just what it needs to, in a low-profile kind of a way. [continues...]

Paul Walk , June 8, 2006

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Pocket WIFI Rules!

I went out a couple of weeks ago and treated myself to a new palmtop - Sony's Clie TJ37 I must say I'm very pleased with it. Having had three PalmOS devices before, the main new feature I wanted was WIFI access. This is because my 3 month old son, Joe, seems to sense it when I open my laptop and has usually started crying before my Linux system has fully booted-up. [continues...]

Paul Walk , May 7, 2004

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