• Sweet Sweet Toys

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

    Palm TX Glamour Shot

    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!)

  • Boredom...

    It’s amazing what a little boredom can do. After exploring Sensei’s Library, I thought to myself, you know what Oddmuse is missing? A module for displaying Go boards! Well, here it is!

    Edit: Okay, I lied, this worked when I was using Oddmuse, but now that I’m on Jekyll it doesn’t anymore… so we’ll just have to use our imaginations.

    Now, it doesn’t quite support all the features of the formatter at SL, and it uses a different board definition format (it’s more flexible… although, in truth, it was mainly designed to be as easy to parse as possible :), but as you can see, it certainly does the job. I even worked a little magic so that text in the captions is formatted just like any other wiki text! Snazzy, eh?

    Anyway, if anyone is interested in this thing, just write a comment and I’ll put it up.

    You can also see that I’ve been fiddling around with the formatting so that text flows around the goban. I’m not sure how I feel about it, just yet (if there were multiple boards one wished to discuss, it could get annoying), but it does look kinda cool.