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Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Feeling disturbingly sane. This could well be on account of having done that eating thing, and that sleeping thing as well. I thought it might just have been contact antidepressants from protocol_rain, but it transpired I was wrong.

Didn't sleep much last night, but it doesn't seem to matter. Which is a good thing. Though being unable to concentrate when discussing weapons-grade mathematics is probably a bad idea.

The more I think about things, the more I realise that I've been surrounded by people from Norn Iron for a while. This may well explain some things.

I need a new phone. I've had the Treo for 20 months now, longest I've ever had a phone (and now part of me wants to enumerate and compare the mobile tech I've carried since I started... must resist that urge, as it's all boring). I'm torn between the Shiny and its baby brother. I would hold out for one of the new Treos, but I'm unsure as to how much of an improvement they'll actually be, and given some of the obvious quick wins that should have been in the 650, and the overlooked potential for design improvements, I'll give them a miss. Though now mobile tech is in my head. Give it an hour and it'll be gone.

Had a hankering to run Wraith. And the Batshit Insane Mage Game™ (link when I have time to find it). Fear my mighty brain.

More Artemis Hemingway soon. Dunno about the hook. Mummies with laser guns are an idea, but it feels too close to the last. I'd like to avoid time travel at least once. Might be time to introduce Thaddeus Q. Weetabix.


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Jan. 19th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
I know how big it is. It'd still fit in the pocket of my jeans.

As for Windows, I can deal. PalmOS isn't exactly perfect either. Found a proper smartphone with modern features running Linux? Let me know.
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Jan. 19th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
Err, no. You think I'd be using it mostly for voice? When needed, a Bluetooth headset will do.
Jan. 19th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
If it helps at all, I've got a magazine or two sitting around with product reviews and articles. I could give you a basic contrast/compare and maybe a couple of recommendations if you'd like.
Jan. 19th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
I have specific requirements that most magazines don't give a shit about. To wit: Decent size/resolution touchscreen (the Treo 600's 180x180 is the smallest I'm willing to have, and then only if it's sharper), decent digicam, bluetooth, wifi, GPRS, QWERTY keyboard, available external keyboard, proper OS (PalmOS/Linux/WinMob), decent text editing software, decent ebook reading software, camera that doesn't suck in anything other than slightly muted daylight *glares at the T600's cam*... I'm looking at a high-end smartphone. Either one of the new Treos (PalmOS rather than the 700w if I go that route) or other PDA with integrated phone tools, basically. Anything with just a straight number pad or one of those foldout toy-QWERTY things surrounding a tiny screen is right out. I'm after a decent smartphone to last me a minimum of a year, probably 18 months minimum.
Jan. 19th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Well, in all fairness, my recommendation was probably going to be pointed in the direction of a Treo. And I think if any mag would be able to focus on the statistics you're looking for, it's Handheld Computing, of which I've been a subscriber since they were called Tap.

PalmOS isn't too bad for casual users, although a lot of people keep going on and on about how it's in its death throes, etc. Admittedly, I think the PalmOS is due for a good "tear down and rebuild from the ground up," which will supposedly happen when Palm tries fusing it with Linux.

However, if you're at all curious, there should be a new Treo out that runs Windows instead of PalmOS.

But in all fairness, I'd recommend one of the new Treos if you can afford it.
Jan. 19th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Artemis Hemingway needs a nemesis, methinks.
Jan. 19th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Strangely, I've been wanting to play Wraith a lot lately, perhaps inspired by the many dreams I've had of late where people die. I know that it's just my subconscious wailing because it feels like I am the last person with control over my life right now, but I don't know how many more dreams I can take where you get run over by a truck. The cats are also becoming upset, because I tend to wake up flailing. Perhaps Wraith would be cathartic? Priority #2 behind finding a job is finding a gaming group. It could not match a game as run by you, but it might be enough.

I think you can put mummies with lazerguns on the backburner, as long as you promise to do them justice eventually.
Jan. 20th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
I too have a hankering for the Wraithly ones (mainly as I've never actually played and want to), although getting up to Edi to game might be a bit of a bugger.
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