[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Usage

From: Kevin T. Neely ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Sat Jan 27 21:32:00 EET 2007
On Fri, 26 Jan 2007, James Sparenberg wrote:

> the community I'd be curious to know if I'm alone in the way I treat my noki.
> It is to me a palmtop not a PDA.  I use it to increase my mobility and
> decrease my load, carrying it instead of a laptop.

I'd say I use my 770 for (in no particular order) Web/RSS, Email, 
MP3/Internet Radio the most.  I usually, like now, ssh into my server with 
osso-xterm for e-mail using pine or mutt, as wel as various other tasks. 
The xterm has become way more usable since I got a mini keyboard.

I would most like to see a good contacts and calendar program with decent 
syncing, as many on this list, as I think that is even more important for 
a small laptop replacement.  I have retired my palm because I see no 
reason to carry it and my 770.  If I did that, I might as well carry the 

Because I do not see these apps forthcoming, and I am tired of 
maintaining in multiple applications/computers, I have begun the process 
of moving all my info to text files.  I started this with the 
Lifehacker.com todo.txt idea[1] and have been trudging forward ever since. 
I have a good part of my address book in abook, and have begun keeping 
finances in Ledger[2].  I am using 30boxes for calendaring, but combined 
with a couple scripts to facilitate command-line manipulation and 

Along with the migration, I've begun using subversion for both file 
redundancy nd replication across computers.  I would love a subversion 
client (command line okay) for maemo.  Until then, I'll be setting up 
rsync soon.  Maybe I should have/ should still use unison.  I'm not sure 
though.  Either way, though, it seems to me mixing the two could be 
problematic.  I guess we'll see.


[1]  http://todotxt.com
[2]  http://www.newartisans.com/ledger.html
[3]  http://bulknews.typepad.com/blog/2006/09/30boxespl_how_i.html

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