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Tuesday, December 30, 2003

From PocketPC to Palm

Everytime I've talked with hardcore PocketPC (aka WinCE) users, they always call Palm devices glorified calendars but you can "do work" with PocketPC devices. This is obvious FUD, but it's always interesting to hear from someone who started out in the Palm camp, moved to PocketPC, and now is back to Palm. Jeff Kirvin created a two part guide (part one, part two) for PocketPC users thinking of switching to a Palm. Especially interesting is his assertion that Documents to Go is a better MS Office replacement than MS's own Pocket Office. Check those columns out for a refreshingly rhetoric-free view of the ongoing PDA war.

Monday, December 29, 2003

Hordes Finished

Well, I just finished Hordes of the Underdark. It was a lot of fun. Now it's time to check out the cool things that the community is doing with the new tilesets and epic characters. I took a monk character all the way through Shadows of Undrentide, a bit of Neverwinter Nights itself, and all of Hordes. I've got an arcane archer that I took through SoU and the last two chapters of NWN who will probably be the next candidate for HotU. If you liked NWN and SoU at all, get HotU. You will be very pleased.

NFL Week #17 and Regular Season Final

With so many upsets this weekend, I'm surprised Eeyore and I did as well as we did. I was 10-6 while she was 11-5. That means that I edged her out this year by only one game. My final tally is 169-87 (.660) and Eeyore's is 168-88 (.656). This is by far the closest it has been in the years that we've done this. Here's a little table to show you how things have gone in the four years that we've been doing this:

YearA.T. HunEeyore
2003169-87 (.660)168-88 (.656)
2002162-93-1 (.633)155-100-1 (.605)
2001150-98 (.605)141-107 (.569)
2000161-87 (.649)132-101 (.566)
Overall642-365-1 (.637)596-396-1 (.601)

Note that Eeyore did not pick the games the first Sunday that I decided to try this. That's why she has 15 fewer total games than I do. This was my best year, but I needed every bit of it because Eeyore just exploded. I've asked NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue to look into it.

For a bit of nostalgia, here's my first picks, all the way back in September of 2000. It even included a Daikatana reference! One week later, Eeyore joined the fray. Ahh, memories.

Benefits of Telecommuting #285

At 3:00pm your preschooler says, "Dada, why are you working in your pajamas today?"

A.T. Hun comments: Now you know why there are no Haus webcams.

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