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Monday, October 24, 2005

Palm Attack

Palm AttackHere's an idea for a new logo if we're changing names. Nice and simple.

Is it possible to actually change the address of this blog? Or perhaps add an additional one in case we actually do have readers out there somewhere so as not to alienate?

Let's get some opinions going too.

What does everybody think about Palm dealing with the Devil? Microsoft Windows Mobile Treos!


Has anyone tried out the T|X yet?


How about the prc copy hack for loading newer PIM apps onto an older device, discussed recently on TamsPalm... has anyone gotten that to work with their Zods? I tried copying the T|E apps so I'd have the newer features and was forced to hard reset. Ouch! Least I backed up...


My new Zod's working great, the transition went smooth. And thanks to that Russian DAA hack, I can still play Quake! If only I had the other pak files....


Any new apps/utils/games/etc anyone's tried lately? Let us know!

-tank.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Olympic Systems

Wow!

I've got a new Zod! Jim from Olympic Systems (see previous posting from about a month ago) was very friendly and informative. Because my Zod's problem was a documented defect with Tapwave, and Tapwave's policy on the matter was to simply replace the unit, mine has been replaced, for the cost of shipping!

I've also been told they'll be selling new batteries for 40 bucks, just to let everybody know.

-tank.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

zodattack

hey everybody, sorry i haven't been posting latley. but the other writers have been keeping the site updated, thanks everybody. I plan to post more and was thinking of making zodattack, palmattack. tell me what you guys think? good? bad?

-mitch

Friday, October 07, 2005

Studying/School

Well, I've had considerably less time to devote to fun stuff like music and playing games since school started.

However, I've had a LOT of hands-on time with a few excellent Palm progs from nosleep software. (www.nosleep.net) I'd used FileZ before, of course, but never really made any use of their other tools, which are primarily geared toward students.

Due Yesterday is a cool little program for organizing your class schedule/homework assignments/grades. It allows you to see what assignments are due today/this week, sort by class, show what % of an assignment is due if you like, automatically calculates your current grade standing in class, all kinds of stuff. I basically use it to remember what classes I have when, to keep track of names of Profs and to setup homework assignments. (you can have it automatically export to ToDo or DateBook when homework assignments are created, which I do)

While Yesterday is a neat program, it's fairly typical of Palm programs.... it's YAO... Yet Another Organizer. It's neat that it specializes in class assignments, etc but it provides no real unique functionality. QuizWiz, on the other hand, is a lot more unique and very useful, particularly for cram-happy students like myself. People like me, we rarely pay attention in class, we prefer the pressure (or simply find ourselves inexplicably in the situation.... all our lives) of putting things off till the last second, whether we mean to or not.

QuizWiz is a cool tool you can use to mash concepts into your brain. You create quizzes in the MemoPad app on Palm, (or the desktop conduit, of course) and import to the application. You can then test yourself on knowledge using either "Flash Cards", T/F, or Multiple Choice. The quiz can be timed or not. If you have 50 questions, you can limit the quiz to 10 of those, for time constraint. After you've taken the quiz (it will automatically mishmash correct answers from different questions into the multiple choice so there's no real need to create bogus answers manually) it will show you the % of right answers, and you can even have it re-ask you ones you get wrong till you get them right... you WILL learn this stuff, people!

Also been using Diddlebug more than I ever have before, and sometimes creating diagrams in Inspiration (www.inspiration.com) for organizing ideas like trees and other data structures.

As always, my measly budget (and that of my girlfriend) is being tracked perfectly in MyCheckBook from Quick's PDA Software (www.thequickster.com)

Anyway, just figured I'd share one student's plight with the community.

-tank.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Firehammer levelpacks and Geopod XE....Free!


Fathammer has released some gifts for Zodiac Users who have supported them since 2003. The first gift is three content packs for their game FireHammer, the packs are named Sirian, Negative Space and Omega. You will need the original game from the tapwave store to play these, which is unfourtanatly unavailable.

The second gift is available to all zodiac owners, the game Geopod, a racing game in the vein of wipeout for the PS2/PSP This game was never actually available to buy and was never even announced for the Zodiac. but even though this is a great act of generosity, it means that they plan to completely cut off zodiac suport, and thus are releasing them for free.

This game is simialar in technique to Stuntcar. If you bump into a wall, your energy will become lower, thus making your energy run out faster. If this happens you will go much slower and will not be likely to win the race. Also, many people do not slow down while going into a turn. While this is not always neccesary, it will decrease the chance of hitting a wall.

You can download the FireHammer content pack here and the GeoPod XE game here. Both come with installers so simply run them and HotSync your Zodiac.

 
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