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Pocketop rocks

My Pocketop wireless collapsible keyboard arrived today. Unlike the Targus "Universal" IR keyboard, it actually works with my Casio E200 Pocket PC. Hooray!

Been doing some cool stuff with the Casio lately. Yesterday I connected the earphone output to my van's stereo system and blasted Liz Phair down Beaver and up College Avenue. I also discovered that a Pocket PC can connect to an XP machine via Remote Desktop. Now that was amazing, logging in to my laptop running XP downstairs with my wireless-enabled Casio upstairs. Not that this is terribly practical--not much of the desktop appears at once on the tiny Casio screen. It's just the fact that it can be done that is cool.

Now that I can enter text more quickly, I think I'll be using the Casio even more for stuff.

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elusivebyte
Sep. 26th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
You're a nerd!
That is all.





Actually, I envy you your PocketPC. I've been wanting one for years. I have an old Windows CE (uh.. v. 2.1?) device made by Phillips called a Nino. It's incredibly useful. It only has a 256 color screen though.

It kept me sane throughout college. I don't use it much anymore. Every once in a while I decide to start using it again, but if I leave it lying around and not plugged into the wall for more than a week it dies and reverts back to factory settings. :( That's when I never touch it again. It's a pain to set up all of the settings and install all of the apps. Although it's still useful if I just set up the bare minimum of settings and just dock it so I have my contacts and calendar.
hostirad
Sep. 27th, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC)
Re: You're a nerd!
I'm more of a nerd than you can possibly imagine. I keep my original computer, an Apple IIe, set up right next to my desk so that I can boot it up if I ever feel like it. Sometimes I use it to play music from one of the early Ultima games (III, IV, or V). I have been seriously considering spending a couple of hundred dollars on an Ethernet card made in Germany for the Apple II so that I can plug it into my home network. For no reason at all except that it can be done.
elusivebyte
Sep. 27th, 2003 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: You're a nerd!
"I have been seriously considering spending a couple of hundred dollars on an Ethernet card made in Germany for the Apple II so that I can plug it into my home network. For no reason at all except that it can be done."

HAHAHAHAHAHA! That would be a riot. I can't imagine the mess trying to get the drivers to work.

Then you have find an LJ client or web browser for the Apple IIe so you can update your journal with it and tell the world the ridiculous thing you've just done.

Ah, damn, I remember Apple IIe's. The first computer I ever used. In jesus... third grade? I remember writing Logo programs with one, and being quite good at it. I also remember my first computer game rather fondly: Oregon Trail. Played on those lovely green monochrome monitors, with the horrendous scan-lines.

Then in 7th grade I used an Apple IIe to learn BASIC in my math class. That really opened my eyes to programming and set me on the course I'm on now.

Egads... I remember booting off a floppy! No hard drives in these babies! I didn't even know what a hard drive was at the time. Later, in 9th grade, I would read in a book about something called a "Winchester drive" which was so sensitive it had to be in a sealed box to keep out smoke and dust. I was amazed. Little did I know that the Mac in the Library (which I had never touched) had a hard drive in it.

Up until 9th grade all I had used were Apple II's, then the colored variety too. It's hard to believe that in 1992, a mere 11 years ago, my school (in a rather wealthy town in NY called Fairport) had a library full of only Apple II's and one Mac that you had to have special permission to use. At some point I learned that it had a modem and used the "internet" which was completely unknown to me.

A person can come a long way in 11 years.

Hehe, this has kind of inspired me to write a really long journal entry about my history with computers. I think that would be a fun trip down memory lane, much like this comment, but more detailed. I really hope I do that someday before the memories fade any more.
hostirad
Sep. 29th, 2003 05:06 am (UTC)
Re: You're a nerd!
Then you have find an LJ client or web browser for the Apple IIe so you can update your journal with it and tell the world the ridiculous thing you've just done.

Yes, brilliant!

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