DiscoPanda (discopanda) wrote,
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Palm IIIx stuff! :)

First: Batteries.

The alkalines that were in my Palm IIIx when i got it were getting to be in pretty bad shape.

So I charged up a pair of NiMH AAA and put them in. I know, the manual says to only use alkaline because the battery meter doesn't understand NiMH/NiCad battery voltages.

They forgot to mention the command-.-7 trick. On my present PalmOS version, it only has [alkaline][NiCad][Rechargeable Alkaline], but I bought a PalmOS 4.1 upgrade CD off eBay, and that will give a [NiMH] setting too, once I install it. Until then, the NiCad setting is close enough that it's not a problem. :)

Been thinking of doing this mod to my Palm IIIx and Palm Ethernet Cradle...

Second: Literature.

The Memo app is useless for books.

Tha ApportisDoc Free reader sucks.

Now I use TL-PDB to convert files to compressed zTxt .pdb files.

I then read them with Weasel Reader.

The only complaint I have is that there's no way to set files Private. Someone else opened a "Feature Request" for that apparently, so I'm not the only one who wants that feature. (Is there a way to let them know that I too would definitely appreciate that feature? Would "Add a Comment" be an appropriate place for that?)

Third: Other Stuff

If anyone has or runs across an old axxPAC for cheap, let me know. Or a cheap bootleg/clone of one. That works too. Heck, plans to build a bootleg/clone would do. :)
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