Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My Hdd

As you can see from the picture, I am holding my laptop's hdd.  Why you ask?  Well, I arrived home one day and went to turn it on. It wouldn't turn on. I checked to see what the problem was and what do I see. Water. Yup H2O.

We all know that H2O is no good around electronics. Needless to say, my laptop was all, well, broke. Sadly I lost all the music I didn't back up. I am hoping to be able to recover some of the files myself.

Tenshots26 helped me out and showed me where I can buy a cable adapter for my hdd. Once I get around to ordering it, I will give it a go. I am hoping to recover most of my stuff plus a few music downloaders I had.  Piece of advice. Don't get water on your laptop.  I know it is common sense, but damn it hurt. I had my baby set up on more ways than one. Eh, what's done is done.


I was finally able to get Quick News working on my 755P. I need to speak on it because this reader for my Palm Treo, is da bomb!

It is not uncommon for people to want to get their rss feeds in the easiest way possible. You can't get any easier than Quick News. The way I did it was to download the OMPL file from my Google Reader. I Hotsynced it to my SD card on my Treo. Quick News has a search function that will search for that OPML file. Once it downloads it, it will place those feeds into Quick News.

You have the option of doing the auto update or manual update. I have mine set to auto update on a certain schedule. You have the option of 12, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 hours update increments. Depends on how much your feeds get new messages, is how you will set up your auto updates. The program is pretty stable and has caused no resets on my Treo. There is a 28 day trial for our convenience and testing. By all means, test it, test it, test it before purchasing the key for it.

Now, after the updates, you can begin to view your feeds. Scroll down and read your feeds. This is where I love Quick News the most. If you subscribed to a Podcast or a feed that has a podcast, you will be able to listen to the podcast. You can download it or listen to a stream. All of your downloads can be kept on the card saving you space on your Treo.

The program is very intuitive, easy to use, easy to set up and easy to keep your phone's space free. Give it a try and if you like it, purchase this little program.

Here is the link: http://software.treonauts.com/product.asp?id=449

Saturday, February 16, 2008