I’ve never been an early riser. In fact, I’ve been more of a night owl than anything else. I like to stay up late and sleep in. Well, some of the activities and lifestyle changes I’ve made just don’t allow for that anymore. Training for Triathlons, bike races and other physically demanding activities necessitate a “cleaner”, more organized lifestyle. Organized is something I am certainly _not_. In an effort to change this, I got a Treo 600.
I’m a mac user, I have been for years. I have a (although somewhat outdated) knowledge of hardware and I’d like to think I know my way around a Unix system. So when I had a problem with my 20gig ipod I figured if it wasn’t hardware I could fix it. Well, it was hardware. My wife got it for me in Feb. of 2004 for my birthday. She got it at best buy, and knowing how I am rough on stuff, she bought the extended warranty from them, giving it coverage till 2⁄2008.
After my last post regarding my treo I started looking into why certain apps were failing or whatever, specifically rmrdiet. Others were using this app on a treo 650 and it claims support. I reinstalled it to RAM (as opposed to my memory card) and it’s working very well now. This really is a powerful app for $20 (although I have still not paid). It seems to just give the nag screen and not a requirement for registration.
In my apparently never ending quest to use my Treo 650 to it’s absolutely fullest capacity, I have found some helpful links that I thought others may find useful (I certainly did): More up to date “Must have Software” list from Howard forums A nice thread on keeping your Treo 650 up and running with minimal crashes. I’ve found that my treo 650 is pretty stable but not quite as rock solid as my 600 was, which had less than 1 crash a month.
This SNL skit is an INSTANT classc, a refreshing change (to something actually funny) from Saturday Night Live. Watch and enjoy. It’s also available via the itunes store (free download).
Wow. The 650 is much different than the 600. I opted to get a 650 as opposed to waiting for the 700w (Palms first PocketPC based device), I generally never get something I need to rely heavily on that is a first release, or the 700p (palm based, supposedly exclusive to SprintPCS for 6 months after release). I have had to re-learn a lot of the subtleties of the treo platform.
Wow, the treo 650 is a huge step up from the Treo 600. Better Screen, better camera, MUCH better QWERTY keyboard, etc, etc. I’ve had mine about 24 hours now and damn, I like it a LOT. I am still waiting on my accessories, Plantronics BT headset and cool rubberized case but even w/o them this thing is very nice. A few things to note if upgrading from the 600:
I added a seperate sub category (that I hope to recruit some people to work on with me); beer reviews. I’ve always wanted to do beer write-ups but have never really been a “beer expert” or a “beer snob” so I thought that I probably shouldn’t do it. Then I got to thinking, maybe thats why I *should* do it. I always hated reading pretentious beer drinkers account of some beer they had after playing a polo match or before getting into their limo to be whisked away to their private jet and flown to switzerland to count their money.
I made my request for a Verizon Treo 650 this week to replace my beat up Treo 600. After much researach and reading I came to the following accessories: Plantronics Voyager 510 headset: $52.24 Spare Battery TRE650BAT $29.99 Car Charger TRE650VPC $22.49 Spec Skintight Holster $34.95 Screen protectors $15.95 These were heavily influenced by stuff I’ve seen other people with as well as reviews on Treonauts I find this device, while a little large for my tastes, to be invaluable.
What is it about today? So many posts! (I had some free time). It’s a widely known fact that I love T-Shirts. I have a fairly extensive collections that contains shirts that I’ve had for half of my life (yeah, I have 15 year old T-Shirts, what of it?!?) I have always wanted to start a T-Shirt company, not for profit so much as for fun. This may become a reality, but thats a story for another time.