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Sunday, May 27, 2001

PalmOS for the Criminally Insane

I'm digging through my PalmOS Programming Bible a bit more and beginning to realize how much C I've forgotten. I know I'll figure it all out eventually, but for now it's pretty confusing, especially since it is my first experience with event-driven programming. Of course, maybe trying to read it at almost midnight after having a beer isn't the best idea either.


Was flipping through the Best Buy ad (no affiliation-yada yada) and reviewing the prices for MP3 players, and I have to ask a question. How much does it really cost for someone to make an MP3 player?!? These things CAN'T be worth $200+, especially when I can buy a 256mb RAM stick for $70. The profit margin on those things must be unbelievable.

A.T. Hun comments: That's why I'm looking at a combination CD player/MP3 CD-RW player. Those are much cheaper and you can get 650M of MP3s per CD . . .

The Master comments: I was looking at those too-but most of them are either limited to 128 or 192kb bitrate MP3s-which sound awful. Either way I can't really justify over $100 for an MP3 player anyway.

Friday, May 25, 2001

More RAMBUS Pain

An Italian court has thrown out RAMBUS' lawsuit against Micron. The legal house of cards is collapsing all around them. Here's to hoping for a quick, painful death.

Pondering the Imponderable

Sorry about screwing up the header for the site today. Earlier today my wireless was dropping some serious packets and the file (which is very small) took forever to upload. I thought it was OK, but I didn't check it. Thankfully The Master caught it pretty quickly. Mea culpa.

I just bought a copy of Palm OS Programming Bible. It is the first book I've seen with good instructions on using the GCC tools that come with the PalmOS SDK. Expect some serious haX0ring soon, once I chisel all the rust off my C skills.

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