I wrote a blog post about palm pilots.
I haven't even spell checked it, and I'll probably do a second draft tonight or tomorrow, but the core points are out (and I'm a publish early and iterate often kind of guy)
This is just impressions that I have had from using a palmOne computer regularly over the last ~2 months.
@twodimes @ajroach42 I did much the same. A bunch of ebooks, most free off of Gutenberg and others from Baen before Baen died and the new owner went full on hard right Puppy. And I finally got semi-organized by way of the add on Datebk calendar (donationware, requesting a donation to a gorilla sanctuary iirc). When my TX stopped charging I might have picked up a Lifedrive but that was around the time that Sprint talked me into switching providers and I picked up the same smart phone I have today
With reference to the Palm Pilots: if anyone has tips on
1) networking/web browsing/gopher
2) Bluetooth audio
3) Bluetooth keyboards
4) wired keyboards
5) optimal settings for video encoding
6) general palm pilot tips
I’d appreciate them.
7) BBSs! I’d settle for telnet or ssh, but if you know of a way to reach a dialup bbs from a palm paired with a PC, an Android phone, or an iPhone, I’d love to hear about that as well.
@ajroach42 Uhhhh... In PalmOS times, the most useful web browser for me was the Java ME version of Opera Mini. Yes really, things were that sad. I doubt that still works today?
Didn't have BT audio or keyboard devices at the time, so I don't remember if any of that was supported.
There's also NetFront, which was rumored to be much better than Blazer and more stable and better integrated than Opera Mini, but I never used it back in the day. I've got a Sony device with it installed though...
@ajroach42 @bhtooefr Haha, yeah, I remember the JVM was hard to find, especially as my last PalmOS device was a Zodiac. Just found out I even wrote about that: http://web.gxis.de/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=ZodOperaMini
Also there was this list of broken links for software (some of it Zodiac-specific): http://web.gxis.de/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=ZodEssentialSoftware
@ajroach42 Very little can still be found from my PalmOS software list...
TCPMP media player: https://web.archive.org/web/20070904232932/http://picard.exceed.hu:80/tcpmp
Blue Files was neat for BT file transfer without Hotsync, but commercial software: https://web.archive.org/web/20130128175336/http://www.softick.com/bluefiles/
@ajroach42 This was a fantastic read. Thanks for sharing :)