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Sunday Feb. 22nd, 2004 09:45 pm
LJ's borked again then? Ah well, text editor it is...

Long day today - considerably better health than last weekend so I headed off to the gym for an induction / assessment - all fairly easy stuff, and *most* of my major muscle groups still seem to work (stomach muscles have wandered off somewhere though). Not aching *too* much yet, but we'll see what the morning brings.

Then grabbed a lunch of pie and mash (not particulary enthralling) from the Ale and Pie pub on TCR, where I encountered the sort of american tourist that makes you want to nuke the entire nation. "Hi, we're from the states, have a button". Yes, I GUESSED.

Then dropped into the new cheap barbers for a quick trim (it looks functionally identical to how it did before, but for 6 quid who cares?) and then browsed round a few mobile phone shops to look at the Treo 600. ciphergoth (or anyone else owning one): can I get an SSH client on those phones? How has yours been, apart from the flipped lid?

If I get one of these I'll get rid of my (now effectively unused) Handspring Visor Deluxe, fold-out Targus keyboard, and Nokia 7210 and data cable. Anyone want any of these for an appropriate price?

Then on to the escheresque Porterhouse pub at Covent Garden to drink the first alcohol I've had in 3 or four months (a Belgian apple beer, very nice actually), chat with geeks and goths, and consume an uberburger of doom. Very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Then home, to find that one of my apple donuts had mysteriously mutated into a custard one... ?

Bed fairly soon, I'm worn out.

From: julietk
Date: February 22nd, 2004 - 10:45 pm (Link)
I have a Treo 180. The most irritating thing about it is that it has a tendency to randomly decide that it doesn't actually have signal. Or to crash in such a way that it *claims* still to have signal, but doesn't actually send or receive anything (I usually notice this when I go to send a text, & the damn thing hangs for a bit then tells me it can't be sent. Turning wireless mode off & on again usually fixes it). Or, occasionally, to crash altogether for a bit (more accurately: to hang for a few minutes. Usually rights itself, but is damn annoying in the middle of trying to do something).

These problems are all related to its phone-functions (SMS, phone calls, the web browser thing) - it's never crashed while running any of the Palm stuff.

I believe that mstevens has had some similar problems with his. It may be that there's a firmware update or similar available - the ringer on mine has just also died, and the keys are sounding a bit too clicky, so I've finally actually been motivated into sending it to be FIXED.

Having said all that - I am very very fond of mine, as witness continuing to use it despite the wireless issues... (it is getting worse though - if it can't be fixed, I will be returning to my old phone & just using the Treo as a Palm, which will be irritating). It is *great* for text messages, & the keyboard is way more convenient IMO for text entry in general (diary, notes, etc) than Graffiti. Note: you can get a plug-in thingy that allows you to use Graffiti, or another similar system, on the screen, but I've never bothered. It's also convenient having diary & books both available on my phone - because I very nearly always have phone, whereas I didn't always carry my Palm, e.g. when going out for the evening.
From: katishna
Date: February 23rd, 2004 - 12:29 am (Link)
What did the button say?

I swear i'm going to learn a canadian accent before I try to travel in europe. fucking american tourists ruining it for the normal people.


From: wechsler
Date: February 23rd, 2004 - 07:36 am (Link)
Just the Stars & Stripes with 'USA' on it... it was just the attitude of "aren't you a clever little native, have some beads" that left me fuming.

And yes, there was a table of Canadians adjacent, and they all seemed to have Clue.


From: katishna
Date: February 23rd, 2004 - 02:55 pm (Link)
I can see that. I guess it's better than "hi we're christian missionaries can we whack you on the head with this bible until you repent your sinning pagan ways?"

you should have growled at them in a most catlike way, maybe they'd just go home. :)
From: ciphergoth
Date: February 23rd, 2004 - 08:31 am (Link)
I've just ordered a 600. Basically it's fab except that as julietk notes, the phone-related firmware is slow and buggy (especially the SMS stuff). I'm hoping that there have been some updates to it all in this version.