I’ve traded in my old, clunky Jornada 548 for a shiny new Jornada.. err.. it’s a 6 something. Anyway, it’s a PocketPC 2002. And like all Microsoft products, on the third try, they get it right.
The OS is much more efficent than before — tighter UI and easier to handle. Memory, clock, and processor are now standardized across all PPC2k2’s so I don’t have to worry about mine sucking. I now have 100 megs of storage combined. My keyboard amazingly still works and needed no drivers installed. The screen is bright, sharp, and VERY clear compared to before. Stylus is easier to hold and is stored away much more nicely. Finally, it’s lighter and easier for my widdle hands to hold onto.
Also on the ‘New Toys’ card, I have various tricked out supplemental feature loaded music video collections on DVD now: Moby, Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, and Talking Heads (Stop Making Sense). I’ve successfully ripped “Tonight Tonight” off the DVD and made a DivX file of it that’s only 30 megs, which means I have committed a felony under the DMCA by engaging my fair use rights and will go to hell, but the video still looks very nice indeed.
I mention all this because I have nothing else to talk about.
I haven’t worked on UE03. I haven’t even touched my music in a month. Instead, I’ve been (aie!) having fun. Roleplaying, watching DVDs, playing video games, etc. It’s funny, but I feel no huge rush to get back to my projects… the music isn’t something that’s too demanding, so it can wait (I’m past the point where I can recover my community karma/steam on AcidPlanet) and I’m teaching myself not to worry about not being superfastproductive on my writing.
Plus, I’m not sure I really feel up for anything creatively and emotionally draining right now. Big Unpleasant Things may very well be on the horizon, particularly next Tuesday when my dad goes in for a heart catheterization. I have a more clear view of whatsupwitdat now… the doctors say he has a very evil, very nasty, aggressive sort of heart disease. But weirdly, he’s reacting quite positively to the drugs and is doing unusually well. So, there’s a chance that this isn’t going to be really bad. And there’s a chance it will…
Right now I’m not going to worry. I’m going to coast and simply enjoy my time. Nothing too big, nothing too fancy. As for the future, I’ll wait until it arrives, then deal with it.