Friday, March 04, 2005

The PUG Vienna met today

Some of you may already wonder about why TamsPalm hasn't been updated yet. The reason is simple-I was at the vienniese palm meet. The meetings always happen on the first thursday of a month-click the images for bigger versions!
First of all-our organizer Alex couldn't resist his treo fetish and bought a Treo 600. I was indeed impressed with its small size and the pretty good screen-it reacted extremely fast for a DSTN model-impossible to compare with the 270.

Afterwards, we went over to discussing ways to enhance battery life. Circuit ideas were swapped(most of us have electronics experience)-the craziest idea is shown here. The first power to go charges the Tungsten, while the second feeds power to the first:

Then, we went on to discussing the Sony PSP-and also how it would stand against the Nintendo DS. My collegues had an interesting point of view-he beleives that the Nintendo will take the U16 market-and Sony will munch the rest. This is indeed plausible-Nintendo's offerings for young children are unbeatable. All one needs to say is Pokemon-I dunno why, but it is hell addictive! Sony has better offerings for older teens and grown-ups, they will port their Playstation Blockbusters one by one. And I bet that parents wont be happy if their toddlers play rainbow six.
Slowly the conversation switched over to nostalgic devices-C64 et al. Nothing new here-except maybe the S40 phone which has a very interesting history. It was developed by a german company called Bosch-but Siemens purchased Boschs Mobile Phone division. The phone was rushed to market afterwards-and it took months to fix all of the bugs in the firmware! If that isn't similar to the Tx.....

After that, we discussed various other things closely and not so closely related to the Palm OS and mobile phones and had a good pizza each.
And here we have a few random shots:

The S40 owner trying to protect himself from the prying eyes of our cameras!

Herwig trying to photograph me while I was photographing him

A photograph of me..... . I had to put it online....

Peter experimenting with the different kinds of system reset-and always asking for developüer explanations as needed(e.G. what is a launch code, how does it work,..).
Ovwerall, it was a very interesting meet-up and definitely paid out! Go to your local PUG-it will do you good;-P..
How are the meetings in your area?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn´t help it but . . .After having met Tam for the first time I had the strong feeling that he and Steve Urkel  (http://www.n-chicken.net/misc/dscd/urkel.html) were twins separated at birth!

11:59 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

Hi,
I am missing my twin;-P....
Thank you for visiting my homepage-please feel free to leave productive comments as needed!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

7:14 PM  
Anonymous rck said...

Is there some kind of Vienna Palm community? Where is it hosted? A vienna Palm Forum would be nice. If there is no such thing yet, I could host one on my site.

Please contact me if you are interested, the URL would be http://www.kiesler.at/index.php?module=phpwsbb&PHPWSBB_MAN_OP=viewforum&PHPWS_MAN_ITEMS=2

7:07 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

Hi rck,
there is indeed a huge vienna Palm user group. I forgot to set a link:
http://www.pp-austria.at/
If you have further questions, email me at Tamog@gmx.at!
See you at the next meeting-tell me who you are then!
Best regards
Tam Hanna

9:10 PM  
Anonymous rck said...

thank you!

6:36 PM  
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