Miester goes wireless

It’s official, after getting some issues with the modem out of the way it’s now up and running great. I get better reception with it than I do my cell phone. Below is some info about my wireless venture …

First let’s go over the hardware. I bought a Palm V off of eBay for 99.99. Yeah it’s a little low on RAM, etc. but it should serve my purposes nicely. Second, I bought the Minstrel V modem. It looks nice and thin in the picture, but in reality it turns your Palm V into the size of an average Palm III (maybe slightly smaller).

The modem has it’s own battery, which kicks ass. And it’s smart enough to know when you aren’t using it so it’ll shut itself off. The best part about going this route is the fact you can view ANY webpage, instead of being limited to Palm.net.

At any rate so far I give it two big thumbs up. For now you can browse your favorite miester.org articles using your mobile device here.

New stuff

I’ve been updating the site here and there. You’ll notice a few new things. The first is the “Read More” ability and the track how many reads a certain story has recieved. Also, I’ve put my custom tags into effect. Finally I imported all of my old news articles from the old version of miester code. The next thing to come is importing the old articles.

Miester goes wireless

I’ve been in the market for a new palm pilot of some sort. I only had a few requirements: 1.) sync with linux, 2.) cheap, 3.) offer the personal apps. As many geeks before I make purchases I go shopping on eBay. What I found was a Palm V for 99.99! So I bought that and then started looking at the accessories. Like many geeks I yearned to go wireless … well good news OmniSky is now selling off there wireless modems for 69.00 after a mail in rebate. So I end up with a serious wireless solution for 170.00 – not bad!

Stock tip

I’ve been dumping a lot of money into my stock accounts. Mainly because the market is really depressed right now. If you watch CNBC you’ll hear nothing but analysts talking about which stocks are “on sale.” One I like (and the analysts back me up here) is Disney. It’s down 50% on the year at 20’ish a share with a 5 year average of 40’ish a share. They own ABC, ESPN, etc. and look really good. Another stock that looks good is AOL.

Don't be a fool!

I’ve recently been thinking about pouring more money into the market. Why? Mainly because the market is depressed and when it’s depressed you should buy (as history will tell you). I’ve found the best place to get info about investing for morons (like me) is Fool.com. If you are interested in either trading your self or learning what the hell you are paying your stock guy for – this is where to start.