Friday, October 31, 2003

Google finally sent my very cool blogger hoody as promised at takeover. A picture of me wearing it here taken with Treo600 camera

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Last problem with Treo600 was when using Ptunes to listen to MP3's and no sound was coming out - stupid me had disabled the loudspeaker with the cunning 'silence' switch on top of unit. Oh well Tim at the makers of Pocket-Tunes sent a smiley and said other people had contacted him as well. However still having problem with earpiece not working with MP3's although in US manual it indicates that maybe it shouldnt. I find that difficult to believe so will trog of into town to buy headphone adapter.

Its amazing the difference between the USA and UK manuals. The American one has a LOT more detail on how to use and keyboard shortcuts etc.

Monday, October 20, 2003

On the Treo600 after I ticked the option in Preferences/ keyguard / on a call box. The result was I found it impossible to terminate a call (it disables the screen box) I ended up pulling the SIM card out. The manual has no entry for terminating a call.

Thanks to Jay Tamboli on the Visacentral user group

From page 47 of the CDMA manual:

Do one of the following:

Choose Hang Up All [ you can do this with the five-way ]

Press Backspace

Press the headset button (if the headset is attached)
The new Treo600 seems about five times faster than Treo270 at doing searches etc which is very useful when you have a large database of names and messages etc (Treo270 typically took over 30 secs to search my database). The buttons feel much smaller and closer which makes pressing the option key and search key tricky, but just possible, for my 'shovel' hands. The keyboard is in fact (22% smaller in area).
Just received the new Treo600 from mobileshop to replace my Treo270 which I have had for 14months or should I say replace my fourth Treo270. The other three failing.

First impressions the Treo600 is 12.5% heavier at (180gm) than Treo270 (160gm). It appears smaller but in reality is just narrower and doesnt have the flip lid (two failures on old Treo270). However the viewable part of the screen is now 44 X44mm on the Treo600 instead of 48.75 X48.75mm on Treo270 a 18% reduction. The aerial is chunkier and longer (one failure on Treo270) and has moved.

It synchronized straight away with old Treo270 software bringing in all contacts etc etc . I had to load the new Avantgo software but it then worked fine.

The new SMS thread software is excellent, it found all the old SMS messages and neatly arranged them into threads - no more sending wrong message to wrong woman.

More to follow

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

The Register Poor old google now struggling with trackback software that is screwing their software

Monday, October 13, 2003

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage A good source of links to quotation websites

Monday, October 06, 2003

BBC NEWS | Technology | Digital display dazzles LondonArticle on the new billboard in Piccadily Circus, with horizontal resolution of 2000 pixels - its 32m long. which can be made interactive. Wonder if any hackers will get hold of it.

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Last night we did the new eating out by eating in with a new service from a wok outfit in Mill Road, Cambridge, UK called 4u2wok telephone 01223 701111. The idea is you order stuff, from a leaflet, like a takeaway, except this is un-cooked food, so you have to wok it at home. Pretty tasty. However, you have to order before 8pm and it took them 40mins to deliver. An interesting idea although still not certain what a vegetarian duck looks like!

Saturday, October 04, 2003

LILEKS (James)fascinating blog with old advertisments dating back to forties. wonder if there is a British version

Friday, October 03, 2003

Today asked by blogger to do a survey to help in the future. Grim news the future is bleak cos it didnt ask what is the worse thing about blogger? my answer would have been inabilty for readers to add comments. So I guess its not going to happen. Obviously to controversial for the google folks. One of the questions was : Do you want to add search? Ugh! google does it already!

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Detailed study on flirting hereSIRC Guide to flirting Pretty complicated eh!
Came home to find more "The page cannot be displayed" popping up at various sites. Robins webpage sorted it out here Cable Modem Troubleshooting Tips: Web Proxy Caches I've also added it to my site here
A very good site for those seeking temporary accomodation in Cambridge UK or those who aspire to be a landlord!Cambridge Accommodation Notice Board
jeffrey heer >> blog >> search (and destroy) (heerforceone)Post on Kaltix recently acquired by Google. Company working on tailoring individual searches so that is why google bought Blogger. The search engine will know the sort of things that interest me through my blog. Will be very helpful when I go ga ga
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