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Tuesday, August 13, 2002

 
Did you know that the Palm OS4.0 Security does not understand uppercase characters? I don't suggest that you try this, but if you set a password like 'TS', neither 'TS' nor 'ts' will unlock the handheld! What a recipe for disaster! I could (almost) forgive them for having case insensitive passwords, but this is ridiculous. And I cannot find any reference to it in either the UK or US Knowledge Base.
posted by Tom Stoneham 9:02 AM


Monday, August 12, 2002

 
I am getting a Clie SL10 to find out if I can go back to using a B&W PDA. Why? Because colour screens need rechargeable batteries and that is how we get ripped off. A travel charger for the m5xx series is currently 37.60 and an in-car charger 30.55. The profit margins on these products must be >200%. For 37.60 I could buy over 100 alkaline AAA batteries. Suppose, as a heavy user, I get through one set per week. That is a two year supply. Two years is the maximum life expectancy for one of my PDAs anyway, and if I am worried about the environment, I can buy NiMH AAA batteries (with the security of knowing that alkalines are readily available).
posted by Tom Stoneham 10:07 AM


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