Thursday, May 13, 2004

PDA Blues


Joe and Gail love theirs. Deepak can't seem to get running on one and I used to express my disdain for them at nearly every turn. My attitude has changed.

I've been dealing with one address book in hard copy and Microsoft Outlook for the rest of things for quite a while now and, frankly, it's not working any more. Too many little slips of paper and hastily scribbled notes of appointments that I can't read when I come back to them. Time for a PDA, me thinks.

Now, I can't spend a fortune on one and I probably don't need to, either. My major requirement is storage and the ability to synch with Outlook AND with Evolution (on my Linux boxen). While I'm sure I would use wireless access for email, on occasion, I don't really need it at all. What I do need is space. I have a LOT of "stuff" I tote around and the PDA will need to hold it all. A top-of-the-line model is overkill, as is a Pocket PC of whatever stripe. The basic Palm, for instance, will nearly do it, but I'll come close to filling it up on day 1, so I'd best go for a higher capacity.

I be shopping now. If you have recommendations, I'd love to hear them. Write me at;


Tuesday, May 11, 2004


After a lot of speculation here is the official info.

As a long time TechTV fan I can definitely see the 18 to 34 age morph coming to completion.

Sadly, while this change is not unexpected, "Call for Help" is gone.

A lot of the rest of the remaining TechTV lineup is stuff that the more sophisticated geek sees as so much junk.

At least for now, "The Screen Savers" lives on.

I have not yet seen any of the G4 previews and I don't have access to G4 at this time. I'll try to make an effort to take a look at some of the previews this coming weel

Monday, May 10, 2004

Spyware Weekly Newsletter : April 30, 2004

Wow, it's been a while, but this one was too good not to comment on. This analogy really sheds light on the whole adware/spyware issue.

I wish we had the facilty for you to comment on this article, but if you want to let us know what you think send your thoughts to the