Testing. Betsy is having problems with her blog for some reason, we’ll see…
Monthly Archives: May 2002
Al Sicherman’s latest column has some very good commentary about the farce last week with David Blaine’s “daring” 36 hour stand up act. I would link to other stuff about the pointless event, but that would be giving it some respect which I just cannot bear to do.
Al Sicherman’s most recent column brought to light something even more disturbing than colored ketchup. Even more compellingly vile than colored margarine. Chocolate flavored and electric blue covered oven french fries.
I ask you: Where will this madness end?
So I did get my Fossil Wrist PDA on Friday, and I am a very, very happy little geek indeed. It comes with 4 different watch faces and I’m happy to see that some people online are already toying with it and there are a couple of mods already available. The one that I currently have selected has nice large numbers for the time and the date running around the outside corners.
It is HUGE. It’s the biggest watch I’ve seen in a long time, but I think it’s worth it. Besides the size, here are the other limitations that I’ve found:
- No waterproofing besides basic “the rain won’t kill it”. No leaving this bugger on while I’m doing the dishes!
- The button presses are a little slow and it takes a couple of seconds to bring up my calender.
- It’s a little too easy to accidentally press the enter button while trying to navigate.
- The only band that’s available (and looks to be the only one ever available from the shape and other aspects of the watch) is plastic which makes me sweat quite a bit.
I had been thinking that the other detractor was that it did not have a backlight, but I was completely wrong. I just must have missed that page in the manual.
I am also having a problem with it not recognizing my selected business card when I’m syncing to the watch, but I’m thinking that may have to do with some mods to Address+ that my phone module makes. I’m going to try syncing without my phone installed later today and see if it fixes it.