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also I find it kinda hilarious that it has all of:
- shift
- ctrl
- cmd
- alt
- two (different) fn keys
- and two spacebars

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After typing a bit on the foldable keyboard I got, my first impressions are... mostly good. The keys feel nice, and it's surprisingly stable with the big rubber feet on the bottom.

The problem is the layout. I know it's to keep the keyboard small, but there's so many shortcuts to memorize. I don't think I could get used to it unless I did a significant amount of typing on it.

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Wordsmith (PalmOS app) is great, it can replace the built in memo app for simple stuff (and still sync with a desktop), and you can also make more complex documents with fonts, headings, lists, alignment, etc

palmdb.net/app/wordsmith

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this mansion is terrifying I didnt sign up for this

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I think I'm around halfway through the game, I dont know whats going on but my current prediction is that this is all a dream

(I should add that i went into this game completely blind)

the first time I used it I thought I broke something

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not a huge fan of this palm hotsync cradle, the connector locks, and to undock it you have to tilt the palm forwards and pull it out, which makes this awful snapping sound. Also the cradle isn't heavy enough, so I have to use one hand to hold the cradle down

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fragile delivery 3 is killing me

cool how the palm m500 has a 33 mhz cpu and it does things faster[0] than any other device I own

[0]: instantly

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FOSS (Forced Open Source Software)

:pirate_flag: stolen from someone who didn't add alt text :pirate_flag:

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The Palm m500 is an excellent intersection of old school tech and modern conveniences. On the modern side it is smaller and slimmer than my smartphone, has an internal rechargeable battery, has an SD card slot and the cradle is USB. On the old school side it has a sunlight readable reflective lcd, is seriously low power with long battery life, is offline and has physical buttons/stylus.

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btw for anyone having trouble with jpilot, I had to add my user to the group "uucp" so it could access /dev/ttyUSB without running as sudo

(this was on arch, apparently the group might be different on other distros)

Unfortunately it looks like the pilot-link library isn't maintained anymore, from archive.org it seems like the website went down in 2019. Not that a library for a 20 year old device needs much maintenance, I'm just wondering what happened to it, or if it's found a new home

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also I really like Graffiti, I'm starting to get the hang of it. It was really easy to learn, I mostly just have to memorize some of the punctuation, and get more consistent with some of the trickier characters.

One advantage I didn't realize earlier is that once you learn it, it's pretty easy to type without looking at the screen!

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It's been a lot of fun setting up the Palm and trying out apps. Still getting the hang of it, but I used Handy Shopper yesterday while buying groceries and it was great

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