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Friday, June 30, 2006

My Sitescooper Guide

I have republished my old Sitescooper guide on Google Pages for those interested in Sitescooper. For those who don't know what is Sitecooper, here is a quick blurb.

Sitescooper automatically retrieves the stories from several news websites, trims off extraneous HTML, and converts them into formats you can read on your Palm computing device for later reading on-the-move. It maintains a cache, and will avoid stories you've already read. It can handle 1-page sites, 1-page with diffing, 2-level and 3-level sites, and it's very easy to add a new site to its list. -- Sitescooper.org

I have done some minor editing to update it to meet current software changes for Plucker and Isilo.

Sitescooper Guide

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

As seen on Stargate (again)

The Tapwave Zodiac is still the PDA of choice on Stargate; at least for the latest SG-1 promo where Colonel Samantha Carter makes a quick calculation on the Zodiac to determine the coordinates to create a gravitational field to bump a packet of chips.

With a little Stargate, anything is possible

Previous post here.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

World Cup 2006 in your Palm

Keep track of all World Cup 2006 match schedules and scores on your Palm with these apps. I have briefly tried the following apps.

Football 2006 by Tinystocks
Good and free. Simple yet attractive UI includes basic info like venue and team history. Includes easy match score updates via hotsync conduit or appropriate internet connection.

World Cup 2006 Guide & Schedule Almost the same as Football 2006 with an attractive UI and stats like Teams and Referees. Also includes data syncing to update latest scores. Unfortunately the score update system is glaringly troublesome where it downloads a .prc file and quits the app the moment you complete it. After which you have to run the downloaded prc file and then return to the app. It has some rather irritating reflash problem when changing pages.

Worldcup by Thomas Pundt
This is mainly for people who prefer manually updating scores. It does not have updates via sync.

World Cup 2006 Planner
Almost the same as Worldcup but with a slightly nicer UI with coloured flags and includes data syncing.

World Cup Mobile 2006 by Resco
Very slick GUI design with lots of soccer news, trivia and info. Unfortunately its not exactly worthwhile unless you are willing to pay a whopping US$20+ for an app specifically for this World Cup.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Converting your videos for the PDA

There are presently quite a number of good and free programs that allow you to convert your DVD or videos into suitable formats for your PDA. These should get you started in a jiffy.

Video converters:

Video conversion tutorials:
How to Encode High Quality Video to Play on a Palm Handheld
Videohelp Tutorials

Generally you would convert to DivX or Xvid video format since these are easily supported in your player app like TCPMP and offer good compression and quality.