Archive for December, 2003

How Did You Spend Your Holiday?

Before we get down to business, I’d like to know how people spent their holidays. Did you celebrate? Work? Travel? Sleep? All of the above?

I primarily spent my holiday doing four things:

  1. The obligatory family thing. We hosted Thanksgiving dinner, threw a big party, visited plenty of people, etc. That means I did a lot of shopping and cleaning up, but also a lot of celebrating, which was fun.
  2. Worked on a new Flash app. I got the Community Resource Directory Flash front-end about 80% finished. Man, I love Flash MX 2004. I’ll have the app done in a couple of days and post my final thoughts on Flash vs ColdFusion.
  3. Rainbow 6 III for Xbox. Mike Chambers and I spent an undisclosed amount of time playing RB6 online, and Danny Dura even got in on the action. I highly recommend this game.
  4. Played with my new Clie. The Palm Tungsten I’ve had for about a year started acting up, so I decided I was going to replace it. I had been waiting for the new Handspring Treo 600 to become available for AT&T, however not only has it taken too long, but now that it’s “available”, they are playing games with upgrades and discounts for new subscribers, etc, which I have no patients for. I decided to go with a Sony Clie UX50 instead, and man was it the right decision. I was hesitant at first because Clie’s are notorious for being incompatible with Macs (since Sony makes Windows PC), however after about an hour, I had it synching via Bluetooth with my Powerbook (it can’t be done without third-party software via USB, but Bluetooth is a different story). This PDA is nothing less than amazing. Not only can I take pictures and record video, but I can use it’s built-in WiFi functionality to email the pictures, as well. It integrates well with my Sony Ericsson T68i cell phone, and can dial it while it’s in my pocket via Bluetooth. If you’re in the market for a new PDA, the UX50 is definitely one to consider.