PDA Competition

Last week I decided to purchase a Palm TX PDA and this item is now directly responsible for lost time on this website. Every so often one discovers a product that has them saying “where have you been my whole life”? The Palm TX is one of them, (as is my mobile phone), and I still have yet to test out its wireless capabilities. The main reason I decided on acquiring a pda was a piece of nifty software Chinese character recognition software. An annoyance I have is coming across a character on the street and not being able to read it. Using a dictionary is not practical and writing it down for ‘homework’ rarely is productive. Now I just write the character on my Palm and it recognizes, provides pinyin and an English definition. I’m then able to store the character and create flashcard lists which I review while eating or waiting for bus/metro. It also has Bluetooth, which I’ve realized is quite fun. My gf recently purchased a massive fully equipped Sharp mobile phone, and we’ve been wasting significant amounts of time playing ‘Bluetooth’ (sending images, mp3’s and other data while dining).

It’s just plain cool, and I haven’t even explored all of the other software than can go with it.

13 Responses to PDA Competition

  1. Fraser says:

    My gf?

    Did I miss a post?

  2. Lucinda says:

    Yeah, Yeah! We want more details about the GF! Hehehe!

  3. lurky says:

    It’s fun. I mean the palm tx:)

  4. Bryan says:

    heh heh heh heh 🙂

  5. Sue says:

    Can you get different language software for when you are travelling? (i.e. spanish, swedish) It sounds really useful. Keep prying Fraser! I don’t dare ask.

  6. Fraser says:

    I think I’m going to take the celebrity gossip mag strategy of just inventing my own theories until either Bryan or his gf (who I’m sure reads this blog) spill the beans in an effort to salvage what is left of their reputation.
    Without further ado:

    Bryan Begins Dating Woman He Met At Chinese X-Men Convention

    Bryan Crosby has recently begun dating a woman he met at a convention for the popular comic series X-Men. Although he arrived at the convention dressed as ladies man “Gambit”, he had no intention of actually interacting with the few females in attendance, claiming most were just “posers that only became fans after the movies started coming out.”

    That all changed when he noticed “Reptile Woman” from across the room.

    “At first, I was a little put off, since Reptile Woman isn’t an X-Men character, or even a real superhero for that matter” admitted Bryan, who decided to approach her nonetheless after noticing her beautiful, if scaly, physique.

    After talking for a few moments about energy conservation in north-eastern uzbekistan, Bryan realized that he had met his intellectual equal, and “things just kinda took off from there”.

    Lately, Bryan and his new love have divided their time watching NBA games and playing crokinoe tournaments (Bryan is reputably extremely competitive at this simple board game, often dishing out trash talk while his opponent takes her shot).

    However, much mystery still shrouds the woman behind the “Reptile Woman”. Rumours abound, from Vincent Bernier’s “I heard she makes him do all the dishes” to psychologist Bill Partington’s far-fetched “She might be one of those aliens from the movie Signs”. Rest assured that this reporter will continue to keep us all updated with future developments…

  7. Bryan says:

    It was actually a Star Wars convention, and the argument catalyst was a debate over the legality of Repulic troop deployments in support of droid incrusions on the Wookie homeplanet. She was arguing that the Wookies were nothing more than proxies being used and abused by the Republic in their intergalactic struggle against the droid army. There was also disagreement over post-conflict rebuilding and it was also argued, that when hostilities cease, it would doubtful that reconstruction contracts would be awarded to local Wookie companies, but rather to centrally administered conglomorates composed of demobilized clones. I forwarded that idea that given the sensitive forest environment efforts should concentrate on recovery and removal of discarded and destroyed military hardware and associated unexploded munitions and landmines in an effort to prevent a total loss in the tourism sector and agricultural sectors. She countered this by claiming that given the violent Wookie tendancy of “pulling people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose” funds and resources should prioritize societal reintegration of war affected and psychologically tramatized Wookies, as failure to address this problem may create a large and disefranchised demographic capable of creating considerable social and political unrest.

    This, natually, led to larger questions regarding the ability of large armoured vehicles to successfully maintain stability while navigating the soft marsh like terrain of the Wookies home planet. Not to mention the logistical problems associated with supplying and feeding both a Wookie and clone army, both of whom were using different and likely uncompatible weapons systems, and different command structures. Immense cultural difference must also have played an important role in the ability to defend the planet as it is doubtful that both militaries were provided with enough cross-culture communication and leadership training prior to deployment.

    (Fras, man…awesome piece…haven’t laughed like that in awhile!)

  8. Sue says:

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all week!

  9. gf says:

    To spill the beans,you all have to post more.Heh heh 🙂 Nice posts everybody. Keep it up!

  10. Liam says:

    Any picuture about this mysterious “Reptile Woman”?

  11. Bryan says:

    Congrats! You just left the 400th comment!

  12. Liam says:

    Really? There must have something award to me. Just some pictures… aha:)

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