Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sorry for the lack of interesting stuff

Apart from the regular history stuff that hopefully you like. I haven't had much time to do a lot with Palm stuff for a while. I still have a few plans for this year and some stuff I'd like to investigate and experiment with too.

I will get back to it soon, but it might take a little while. I thought you'd like to know.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Have any Bhajis Loops instruments, or looking for some to use?

Well you find lots in the Palmorama Bhajis Loops instrument site and if you want to contribute (and you'd be very welcome) just contact me using the form in the about page, I'd be very happy to hear from you.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Why not take a look in the Palmorama library

All you need to do is click above where it says library, or click here. There's lots of good stuff in there, and I'm doing my best to continue to add to it on a regular basis.

Monday, February 13, 2017

In 2002: IBM to phase out WorkPad line (to carry Palm-branded devices instead)

Not a surprise really, but a shame. The WorkPad was ok, but just a Palm III really. I always thought it was a bit odd that they did it in the first place.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

In 2004: PalmSource announces OS name changes: OS5 will become Garnet and OS6 will become Cobalt

Of course OS6 never really came to anything. It was a shame, a real shame. Of course everything was broken even before this when Palm split itself.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Take a look in the Palmorama store ... (well, if you want Palm OS stuff anyway)

Have a look in the store for all your Palm OS needs! You can just click above to get to the store. The store has lots of mainly 2nd hand stuff from eBay, but often there's some quite good stuff available, so it is worth a look occasionally. You never know, you might grab a bargain.

Monday, February 06, 2017

PalmOrb and Raspberry Pi




I've been messing around with Raspberry Pi a lot recently, and I've been thinking about how I could connect a Palm OS PDA with my current Raspberry Pi set up. PalmOrb is the first option that I've come across that might do something useful.

I'm sure I can't be the only person who's interested in the potential to marry up a Raspberry Pi and a PDA. I'll be investigating more soon.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Is there even a tiny possibility that we'll see Capers?

If you don't know what Capers is then take a look at this link, and also you can get hold of the demo Capers apps from the Palmorama library.

Well the maker, or rather one of them, Brian Whitman, has posted about how he's got more time on his hands. I'm hoping that means that maybe one day in the not too distant future he'll release the source code for Capers. Way back in 2007 he'd released another project as open source, and I'd always hoped that he'd release Capers in the same way.

In 2002: PalmSource previews OS5 beta; general distribution of OS5 developer tools

The awesome OS5, a huge step forward in so many ways for the Palm OS world and community. It gave us the opportunity to do some really amazing things in music and video.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

More experiments on the way

It's been a while since I wrote on progress on some of the experiments I've been working out, but whilst I haven't posted about them it doesn't mean that nothing is going on.

In fact there's plenty going on and I'll post a few pictures soon.

In 2002: 5th annual PalmSource Developer Conference and Expo (to Feb.08)

Of course I never attended one of these, but back then they were really important events. I used to watch out for announcements to see what happened and what was coming.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

In 2004: Sony introduces TH55 (HVGA screen; WiFi; .3MP camera) TJ37 (WiFi; .3MP camera) and TJ27 (.3MP camera)

I didn't ever get to own one of these. I still sort of wish I did have one, and even occasionally look out for one. Very nice devices, very innovative in their day too.