While I'm trying to get Mutt
compiled (it wants a version of iconv
have to find a version it likes—compile compile compile, hack hack hack,
etc. Why mutt
has been trying to sell me on
it for the past year or so, and Spring
has found elm
… lacking and seeing how elm
is no longer being maintained and
all … ), I might as well make an update here.
Finally got all my stuff out of Condo Conner—nothing like moving
furniture in a downpour (Saturday). But it's clean of stuff so
it's been vaccum and cleanup time. It is also on the market (woo hoo!) as of yesturday, so
hopefully in a week or so I'll have it unloaded.
I was also lucky enough to aquire two Newtons this week (great! Just what
I need—more stuff)—a MessagePad 130 and a MessagePad 2100, both
in working condition. I have one already, a MessagePad 120 which I thought
was non-functioning (well, it would function if plugged into the wall, but
wouldn't run off batteries) but I was mistaken (go figure—it now works).
So I have three working Newtons.
I'm liking the Newton 2100—it's fast. And the backlit screen is
great! I've always liked the Newton; never did warm up to the Palm Pilots with their
small size, non-existant handwriting recognition (it uses a simplified
writing system call Graffiti—the Newton can read your writing however) and
very minimalistic names and dates applications. The Newton (coming
originally from Apple)
has a much better user interface than the Palm Pilot can ever hope to have.
But alas, Steve Jobs killed the Newton (may he rot in Hell).
On the plus side, the Newtons have retained their value
quite a bit (wow! Over $100 for a MessagePad 2100 … not bad considering
it's about five years old now).
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