Sunday, September 27, 2009

Japan.. here I come... again!

I'm travelling to Japan the coming week, for about 7 days.

This is only my second trip in about 10 years.

Surprisingly, I cannot seem to remember anything about my first trip. (Except the station names Ueno and Akhiabara).

This time, I've resolved to lay out my trip in detail.

It may be helpful for other travelers, especially vegetarians ('cause another thing I remember from my last trip is that it was practically impossible to find vegetarian food).

I also hope it will serve me in the future.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Treo is dead.. long live the Treo

Well that's it. My PalmOne Treo 650 is finally and irreparably ruined.

Last week, one evening the touchscreen suddenly died. Attempting to self repair it (as I've done once earlier) caused the keyboard's upper and lower rows to die. I then decided to ignore the touchscreen until I got a replacement, and attempted to fix the keyboard problem. This led the display to die totally. Got the display working again, but in the attempt, managed to disconnect the internal speaker. So now:

a) No touchscreen
b) About 33% working keyboard
c) No internal speaker

I had this phone for over 3 years (that too, bought second hand) and loved it. The Treo was everything a phone-cum-pda should be. A lot of the newer phones cannot do as much as my fully loaded and efficient Treo 650.

I will miss it sorely.