Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

Went to Office Depot earlier today and felt the desparate urge to buy something fun... My dad has a new laptop (IBM Thinkpad 600X), and I really want to get one of those but at $3,000 I'll put it off awhile longer. The only time I'd use it would be on planes to watch DVDs, and when I come home to visit my parents from time to time... doesn't warrant blowing $3,000.

However, I also saw a bunch of Palm Pilots at Office Depot, and that reminded me of the 2 or 3 people that expressed interested in writing a Palm Pilot client for LiveJournal. I told myself that I'd buy a Palm once somebody wrote a LiveJournal client, but I got impatient... the Palm VII has wireless Internet access, so I looked into how it worked, saw that Palm provides tons of developer documentation, read a dozen reviews on the thing, and well... I got impatient. I bought one. Nearly every online vendor doesn't have them in stock, but a little trip to PriceWatch.com pointed me in the direction of several stores that did have them in stock, and cheap. So, I have one coming now. That is, if the website isn't lying about the availabilty.

It should be fun... all the Linux tools I use support Palm-Pilot synchronization, so that'll be fun to play with. And with the wireless support on the Palm VII and free third-party mail client called ThinAirMail, I can read my IMAP mail from anywhere. But best, I'll have something new to develop for... a friend of mine hooked me up with a bunch of Palm Pilot SDKs and documentation, so if somebody doesn't write a PalmPilot client real soon here, I'll write my own. Well, after I learn graffiti, anyway. :-)
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