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Sometimes things work... - Qualified Perceptions
Sometimes things work...
I tend to be lame about recurring non-deadline things. Like recharging my Palm, which requires it about once a sixmonth (I don't use it a lot). So I accidentally let it run out of power, and then took long enough to recharge it that its last memory had gone. When I got it back on, all it had were the default programs. How sad.

So, I resynced, and prepared to have to reinstall all sorts of things. Except that it just took a long time to resync, and then everything was back! Like magic! I hadn't expected it to be nearly that painless - certainly all the times I've had to reinstall Windows, there's been no "and then all your programs teleport back onto the drive" button to push.

Not only that, but the program that had stopped working because I only paid for a year's membership, has started working again. This, I think is perhaps a little too much to expect. I had better go pay them money before my karma backfires.

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mjperson From: mjperson Date: July 8th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah, technology

The first time my palm died a horrible death and I got a new one, that happened to me. I put the new one in the cradle, and sat down for a long bout of reinstalling the world. But the new one asked me for a name, so I gave it the same name as the old one and five minutes later, *poof*, all was magically installed.

That's so cool.
twe From: twe Date: July 12th, 2004 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ah, technology

Yeah, that's the very, very cool thing about palm pilots. I wish my PC did that too.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: July 10th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Back in the old days we had to buy third party software to back up installed programs.

But then PalmOS v3.0 slurped up that function.

(What is this I hear about single-stroke graffiti being replaced with junky Graffiti 2? Heresy!
twe From: twe Date: July 12th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
It's because of the Xerox unistrokes lawsuit, though I believe there are ways to get the old graffitti back if you want it...
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