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Wednesday 23 March 2005 at 2:55 pm How to turn an old rotary phone into a modern cellphone.

I wonder when these things will be armoured and the crane/grappler mount will be fitted with a 20mm chain-gun ?

This product - Mirrorfolder looks useful as a server/workstation backup tool. Shame its not free but I guess its a step up from the usual nightly rsync or robocopy.


Tuesday 22 March 2005 at 5:53 pm I have an Acorn PocketBook II - essentially a rebadged Psion 3a.

Even though Psion got out of the PDA business a couple of years ago it is interesting to see that they are still held in fairly high regard and still seem to sell well on the web.

Psion devices fall into three broad categories

  • 1. Basic Organisers (Organiser/OrganiserII)

  • 2. SIBO Devices (Series 3/3a/3c/3mx/Sienna)

  • 3. EPOC Devices (Revo/Revo+/5/5mx/NetBook)

Of which the EPOC devices were the last and most powerful. In fact EPOC still exists via the Symbian collective and features in a few cellphone operating systems.

A comprehensive history of Psion PDA's is available here.

Eric Lindsay has a nice roundup of Psion PDA's, software and links.

The Psience5 site has more links to articles and discontinued software for the Psion range.

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Sunday 20 March 2005 at 09:32 am New Scientist has an article on 13 things that do not make sense.

The RepRap Project is a 'Replicating Rapid Prototyper' in other words a device which could theoretically built itself. As also featured in this Engadget post about a robot created using this device.

Interesting - 30 Secrets of Atari.

Freeware - TinySpell spellchecks anywhere.

From the same place that brings us orange cheddar - Quebec margerine must be white.


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