19 Dec 2002 pphaneuf   » (Journeyer)


I have been slacking off a bit on XPLC, being too busy, but I'm also full of ideas for components and applications that I really can't wait to hack on. I still have to finish at least the support for component categories first, this is key to the expandability I want. I also have to change the way that the module loader works, to enable unloading modules.

Plucker and other Palm things

I wish it was much simpler to sync my Pluckered daily web stuff. I didn't try their desktop app yet, but anyway, the problem is with syncing itself. The installer conduit in ColdSync won't overwrite a database, so just running the crawler/distiller and dumping the output in ~/.palm/install won't do.

I think I'll try to resurrect my Plucker ColdSync conduit, but I'm feeling more and more like the latter is suckier than I thought. For example, it doesn't set the groups properly when it switches identity to that of the user (according to id, it changes uid and keeps the groups root has, but strangely, I can't create a file in my home directory).

Could other people tell me of their Palm syncing patterns, especially Plucker users? I just want to hit my cradle's sync button and be done, even if no one is logged in, is that too much?


This whole holidays season is half good, half curse. That's all I have to say on this.

I have good thoughts for David McCuscker. Take care!


I have never handled an FM3A, but having learned with a Canon FTb, I know a good, solid manual body is hard to beat, even though I love my Canon Elan 7e.

An old TLR is a lot of fun too, like a Yashica 124G (or something like that), for example. Drop in a roll of XP-2 (or Tri-X, if you develop yourself) and have some handheld fun!

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