11.9.05

Onward ho!

The title of the previous blog post sounded rather ho-hum, so I thought this one should at least benefit from the energy of an exclamation mark.

The new PDA is up and running. I had to beam information over from the Clie, which got a little tedious with the datebook entries, so I've only updated datebook entries from today onwards. Depending on how much free time I have this week, I'll see how much old datebook information I want to bring over. After all, you never know when an officer of the law will ask you where you were at such-and-such-a-time on such-and-such-a-date, and with my Swiss cheese memory, it's only with the help of my PDA that I could contrive the semblance of an honest answer.

For the record, this is my fourth PDA. The genealogy runs as follows: Palm Pilot ---> Palm Vx ---> Sony Clie T665 ---> Palm Tungsten E2. I can no longer live with out a 'find' or 'repeat' function.

The other thing I bought today --- totally unrelated to the PDA --- is a new backpack. Hauling the iBook around in a sturdy messenger bag got wearying on one shoulder. I felt very much like a kid hunting for school supplies as I zipped and unzipped my way through a number of bags at sports and outdoors shops this past week, except that now I had the added consultative power of Terz, Packrat and wahj. As I told wahj over SMS a couple of days ago, I was looking for the grad-student-with-style urban-warrior-goddess look. On hindsight, I'm not sure what that is (I suspect the co-opting of 'warrior goddess' into my vocabulary might also be blamed on too much Firefly), but my new purple backpack with oodles of side pockets makes me very happy indeed.

On that note, I need to stop gushing about consumerist experiences and/or Firefly and go to bed, for tomorrow is the first day of the last school term of the year.

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7 Comments:

At 9/12/2005 3:01 am , Blogger sarah said...

i've been desperately looking for a backpack too! for now though my beaten up lime green jansport will have to do. they just don't seem to make NICE backpacks.

 
At 9/12/2005 9:24 am , Blogger Tym said...

I have a 10-year-old red Eastpak that has served us faithfully. It's just a bit small to tote around all the barang barang we have nowadays...

A pity you're not in Singapore at the moment, or you could do what I did, which was to go to Sports Connection at Funan Centre (#03-27), which is having a massive sale, and pick up a lovely High Sierra backpack for just ... *drumroll* ... $17.

A steal indeed.

Oh, and the guy running Sports Connection is also very friendly and even has styrofoam cut-outs the size of various laptops, so that people like us can check if the bag we're eyeing is big enough for what we need it to carry.

Want me to buy you a $17 bag and ship it to you? :)

 
At 9/12/2005 10:21 am , Blogger wahj said...

picture of backpack? I'm still curious as to what exactly constitutes "urban-warrior-goddess". I mean, what is that: Xena in sensible shoes?
= )

 
At 9/12/2005 11:07 am , Blogger Postmaster-General said...

poser.... I kid I kid!

Yeah I have this nice laptop bag which suits the "grad student, trying too look somewhat professional, but really is just a kid at heart who would much rather be living off a trust fund and play dress up, but circumstances would have it that he has to work for a living" image.

Then again I never bring my laptop out for walks, unlike my dog when I'm home.

I wish I had a PDA too, but I don't have a use for it, other than a doorstop or to balance out a shaky table. Unless we're talking about Public Displays of Affection, then I'm all for using it all the time.

 
At 9/12/2005 10:36 pm , Blogger Fannwong! said...

heya,

heard from yvonne (met her at her office) that you can get isync to work with your clie, have to buy software to get it talking to the mac though, but better than nothing. trust me, you don't want to lose the information on your clie.

 
At 9/13/2005 12:02 am , Blogger ampulets said...

There's a 3rd party software that goes with isync for Sony PDAs. It's not free, though, $30 or something. I think it's called Missing Sync.

 
At 9/13/2005 11:08 am , Blogger sarah said...

aww thanks for that haha!
i do however have a rather odd sentimental attachment to my ratty backpack, so i shall hold on to it for now.

 

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