Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mylo on trial: $349 and no offline calendar?

I'm curious what folks out there think of Sony's new Mylo, a "personal communicator" that draws much of its usefulness through Skype and the Web. Why would anyone pay $349 for a device that doesn't contain an offline calendar? Even the cheapest iPod Nano, at $149, includes an offline calendar. (Okay, yeah, so it's read-only. But that's good enough for now.)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The evening after

So much for the great Daylight Savings Time brouhaha. Now, back to improving calendar interoperability. Too bad the latter didn't get any kind of boost from the former.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Extended DST on Windows? No worries, mate

Just the thing to liven up a Saturday night after the wife and kid are in bed: running the Extended Daylight Savings Time update on my Windows XP and Windows Mobile 5.0 computers. Boy that was fun...not! And according to this Microsoft page, some Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC users weren't able to download the update until February 26. ("We apologize for the inconvenience" says Microsoft.)

Anyway, my update's all done. Now if only it works without a hitch one week from tonight. Good thing I don't demand proof ahead of time. Also a good thing I don't mind changing my time zone twice at the end to make the update "stick" on my Pocket PC, updating my Mobile software, updating my copy of Outlook, updating my Windows XP, and creating a System Restore Point at the very start, because after all the fix messes with my Windows Registry. Sheesh!