November 2005 Archives

Why I love my Zire 71

12 November 2005 | Permalink
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I bought my (now discontinued) Palm Zire 71 PDA a couple of years ago when I wanted a faster PDA with a bigger memory and a color display. Since then, I've got a lot of use out of it as a project manager, MP3 player, subway map, alarm clock, portable library and a bunch of other stuff. And it also has a camera.

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Election Fever

New York, NY, USA -- 05 November 2005 | Permalink
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The second time they called, I was ready for them. “Hello, Simon,” the woman said breathlessly, “I just wanted to confirm that Mike Bloomberg can count on your support on November 8th.” The way she said it, it sounded like it was all one word: mikebloombergcancountonyoursupport. “Absolutely not.” I said. “Excuse me?” She sounded surprised. “I will take great pleasure in voting against Bloomberg on November 8th.” I told her. “I've been looking forward to it for months.”. To her credit, she actually giggled. We thanked each other politely and she rang off.

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Is it November already?

01 November 2005 | Permalink

Back in March, I went to a book signing by Chris Baty, chief instigator of the infamous National Novel Writing Month. Chris is an entertaining and articulate speaker, but the most compelling part was that he seemed to be there less to sell his book than as part of a one-man crusade to incite people to have fun. “Think of something you've always dreamed of doing,” he urged the audience, “and spend a month doing that.”.

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