Heard on the Ether: NBA All-Star Game, PocketPC, Chipping, Format Your HDD

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Date: Friday, February 8th, 2002, 04:00
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NBA All-Star 2002The NBA All-Star Game (and all of its associated parties) are in Philadelphia this weekend, so your Editor is going to take some time to enjoy the festivities. I am leaving you in the capable hands of Peter and Joe, who will be minding the shop until Monday or so. Tune in often, real-time publishing is in effect. Also, be sure to post your PowerBook rant or goofy weekend thought in the Newswire, we just may publish it. Hit me on AIM if you need me 🙂


NBA All-Star 2002 The NBA All-Star Game (and all of its associated parties) are in Philadelphia this weekend, so your Editor is going to take some time to enjoy the festivities. I am leaving you in the capable hands of Peter and Joe, who will be minding the shop until Monday or so. Tune in often, real-time publishing is in effect. Also, be sure to post your PowerBook rant or goofy weekend thought in the Newswire, we just may publish it.

  • PocketMac.net [US$50] allows Mac users to connect to PocketPC handhelds.
  • PowerBook G4 and Paint Chipping – Some readers have emailed me about the white paint on the accent color of their TiBooks chipping, especially on the edges where it meets the ti-colored palm rest. Anyone else?
  • This weekend, format your drive, it’s good for it. I took the time to format my HDD this week (going from four partitions to two) and boy was it worth it! First grab a 40 GB HDD [US$78] and an enclosure from FWDepot.com and back everything up. A full format was cathartic because it forced me to back everything up (requiring a certain amount of organizing) and to find all my current install disks and updaters. My process is to only put back the main productivity apps i needed (OfficeX and BBEdit) on the clean drive then add other apps as you need them. Sputnix was third on the list 🙂 Have a good weekend -J
  • IBM tests transformer computer – IBM Research is experimenting with a device called the Meta Pad that converts from a handheld to a desktop and back again. As a handheld, the Meta Pac is a 9 ounce wallet sized device. It goes into a desktop size box to provide keyboard and mouse and other peripherals. [Info Manager]
  • This site has posted all of the SuperBowl XXXVI commercials in QuickTime format. My favorite was the Bud Clydesdales, what was yours? [Info Manager]

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