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September 24, 2002 Palm Tips

While discussing Palm tips on today's show, Bill Dyszel encouraged users to learn graffiti, the specialized handwriting used to enter text into a palm OS device. He suggested a way to find the graffiti chart showing how to make the characters. But here's an even better way to bring up the chart: from just about any place where you would enter text: place the stylus in the graffiti area (usually the lower gray area of the screen) and then draw it all the way up to the top of the screen. This is faster and more convenient than his suggestion to look for Edit/Graffiti on the menu, which doesn't even exist in some applications such as the text adventure game program Frotz.

Posted by Christy at 10:16 PM

September 21, 2002 Found a new home

I just finished transfering this site to a new web host, Infinology. They have a lot more bandwidth and disk space for the same price as my old host. Their interface/control panel has a lot more features. At my old host, I could barely tell how much of my montly bandwidth alotment I had used up, and I had no idea if I was running close to my diskspace limit. Now, I should be able to put up a lot more video clips. One of the bigger hurdles was getting Movable Type transferred, because the path names were different.

But by far the worst part about the move was getting Verisign to change the DNS information. Their online system was buggy, and their phone support staff was clueless. Granted, they were in the middle of switching over their account sysetem, but they are one of the more expensive hosts, so they should do a better job. Next year, before my registration expires, I intend to switch to I hear lots of good things about them, and they are a third the price.

Posted by Christy at 04:29 PM