Saturday, June 12, 1999

Well, we’ll be going to Gunston Hall, home of George Mason, today. Evidently it’s gorgeous there this time of year, so we’re going to stop by for an hour or two. Haven’t been there in awhile. It’s about an hour’s drive away, so I’ll bring a book, and my trusty PalmPilot.

I’ve come to love my Palm. It’s been great for three things in particular:

  1. Keeping lists at work. I have half dozen test SSNs, which we use for retrieving documents andt testing out the system. Rather than keep them on paper and take that everywhere, I just pull out my Palm.
  2. Keeping notes at work. I now take notes at meetings, on the Palm, and I can now refer back to what happened in any meeting, quickly and easily. The key here, though, is to stay organized: as that list grows, it’ll have to be organized well so I don’t have to search forever to find something.
  3. Books on the Palm. Any time I’m not doing anything in particular (even when just waiting for my computer to boot), I can read a few more paragraphs of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.

And, of course, the games don’t hurt. ;-) Somebody actually did a (simple) FPS for the Pilot; I’m going to have to download that before we leave today.

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