Alan Weiner's information about
Palm Handheld Computers
|on this page:
|AlCalc - my calculator for Palm handhelds
|IPcalc - my IP address calculator (subnets, netmasks, etc)
|NextWord - educational word game
|Links to other web sites
|Information about the PalmPilot Personal and PalmPilot Pro tap bug
There are two books about using the PalmPilot - you can buy them at
click this line to buy The PalmPilot Companion at Amazon.com
click this line to buy The Complete PalmPilot Guide at Amazon.com
(by the author of Calvin's Pilot FAQ!)
Links to other sites
Here's a few meaningful links for the Palm
mostly they're links to sites with many other links...
|Calvin's Palm FAQ - Calvin's got a lot of information there; both as a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and links to other sites. Lately, this is my "jumping off" point - rather than bookmarking everything, I just remember http://www.pilotfaq.com and go to his "links" pages for every other site.
|PalmGear - tons of software and hardware
for the Pilot - commercial products, shareware, and freeware.
You can register AlCalc, IPcalc, and NextWord by buying it at Palmgear!
|EuroCool - The Palm Software Site - lots of good stuff!
|PalmPower Magazine - On-line monthly magazine (I wrote the Programming Power column several years ago)
|AptHand.com, developer of Home Buying for Digerati.
|Electric Pocket - mobile and wireless solutions
life into your Palm"
software library, software and hardware accessories, product reviews
Information about the PalmPilot Personal pen positioning bug
When I bought a new PalmPilot (in May 1997) I discovered an anomaly - occasionally I
would tap in one place, but the PalmPilot would think I had tapped somewhere in the lower
left-hand corner. This is the history of that discovery and its eventual fix.
Some PalmPilots had a tap problem which wasn't fixed by the patches (at least up through 2.0.4)
click here to go to Gary Duke's OS2.04-resitant tap bug page
This is the history about the PalmPilot's tap-bug.
26 Apr 97 - USR's released a patch that fixes it! click here for more information
The tap-bug fix has been included in later OS updates...
Tony Jest collected information about the tap bug and graffiti recognition anomalies from various web sites. His page is located at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Campus/9054/ He pulls all the pieces together nicely.
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