So I returned my Palm and got my cash back. I was planning to get it replaced at the store, but unfortunately they didn’t have any in stock, which is, apparently, the normal state of things (I’ve returned to FS and BB, since, and still no TXs in stock). Given all this trouble, part of me is wondering if I should bother replacing it…

Unfortunately, just the day before my Palm died, I bought myself a car charge for the thing… a frickin’ $50 car charger (I coulda swore the tag on the shelf said$29.99). Moreover, like an ass, I threw out the packaging and receipt, meaning I can’t return it. So, I figure, trying another TX is probably worth \$50. OTOH, if I have trouble again, well… Palm can just kiss my lily white .

On a completely unrelated note, as I sit here typing away, Seventh Heaven is on TV. Now, those who know me have heard this, but I really think it needs to be in writing: I firmly believe that Seventh Heaven is, hands down, the worst television ever made, in the entire history of civilization. I challenge anyone, anyone at all, to come up with a counter example. Good luck! You’ll need it.

• ### Sweet Sweet Toys

So, I finally decided what to do with my Ralphbucks!

Yes, that’s right, I bought a PDA. It’s a Palm TX. It has a nice, large, bright screen (320x480… compared to your average Pocket PC which is at 240x320), a 312 Mhz XScale processor (about half the speed of the top-of-the-line models, but still no slouch), built in WiFi and Bluetooth support, and I’m sure many other bells and whistles.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “What the heck does he need a PDA, for?”. Well, among other things, I can:

Not to mention all the things you can do with the stock software, such as:

• Access email or browse the web.
• Listen to my music collection (it natively supports OGGs!) or watch video.
• View/edit various document formats, spreadsheets, etc.
• Do organizey, day-plannery type things.
• Use it as a glorified calculator.

Basically, it’s gonna be totally sweet. :) Plus, if I get really bored, there’s plenty of free SDKs for this thing, meaning I can hack up my own software if I like!

So, look forward to reviews of the device after it finally arrives (though, as of this writing, Futureshop claims to have not even shipped the damn thing yet… bastards!)