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I bought a Dell Axim x51v to replace my stolen iPaq. I found a page that had coupons and other information to get discounts, and sellers on eBay always have $45 off coupons that you can buy for $4 and apply to almost any Dell purchase. Bottom line: got a $600 Axim for $300 direct from Dell.

Had trouble getting it to sync with Outlook though. After much installing and crap I eventually traced the problem to my personal firewall software, Zone Alarm, which was blocking attempts to send data to the Axim.

Now I don’t use Outlook at all, other than as the backup store for my PDA. Instead I use the always wonderful Thunderbird which today announced a brand new version 1.5. If you don’t already use it, I encourage you to check it out.

Big news of the week is the announcement of Apple’s Intel boxes and the hideously named MacBook. I guess they’d run out of iNames but that really is lame. Sweet hardware, and the new iLife totally rocks but still too expensive to justify a purchase for me.

I’m almost ready to put up my rogue’s gallery from the New Year’s break-in, I’ve narrowed 300 pictures down to 15 and will put them up soon.

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January 12th, 2006 at 9:08 am

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