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Posts made on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Rationalizing a Powerbook

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 28th, 2005 at 13:22

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I’m very close to picking up a new LCD panel and Mac Mini for my wife–I just want to make sure that the 1.42 GHz ones are out of the channel before I commit to purchasing one. Along with this, of course, is the desire to upgrade from or replace my Dell Inspirion 8100. It’ll be four years old this November, the battery is truly shot, it’s got a potentially defective power supply, and I can’t even really use it to bot in DAOC (plus, I’m either playing Guild Wars or WoW these days anyway). While it’s potentially good for programming, web browsing, etc., especially if I invest in a new battery, I want more.
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Life in a post-Palm world

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 28th, 2005 at 09:14

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I fear that when I need to replace or upgrade my inexpensive, constant companion, a Palm Zire 21, I’ll be forced to either use WinCE (sorry, Windows Mobile), or I’ll have to find a Linux handheld. I had great hopes for the Treo 650 (or successor) when my mobile contract expired next year, even with the problems people have had with the device and service, but given the news about the Microsoft port, I’m not sure I can countenance using it–the Treo 670 700w may have been on the market for nearly a year when I’m ready to change mobile providers.
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Greg Costikyan lives his dream

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 28th, 2005 at 08:02

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Greg’s risky venture, hopefully fulfilling his indie game publishing dream, is the most interesting thing I’ve read this week.

I’ll be keeping a very close eye on this. (Ow. The page . . . it hurts.)