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Re: Diary Usage Poll (WAS) Re: enhanced diary mode?

From: Alan Shutko
Subject: Re: Diary Usage Poll (WAS) Re: enhanced diary mode?
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 22:07:59 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

David Masterson <> writes:

> Could you be a bit more specific as to why?  Isn't there a BBDB to
> Palm synchronizer out there (somewhere...)?

Few reasons:

* I am near my laptop nearly all the time.  I had stopped carrying
  around my Palm when I wasn't, since it was generally a pain.

* I was sick of the lack of coordination with the programs I normally
  use.  For example, I was keeping a second addressbook in bbdb to be
  able to mail people easily.  I also was keeping a second copy of
  phone numbers in my cell phone.

* There is a SyncBBDB, but it only works with PilotManager.  I
  switched from PilotManager long ago because I hated it.  ISTR some
  stability issues, which may have been corrected, but certainly it
  didn't sync well with any calendar programs I liked.

* I disliked the limitations of the Palm calendar.  When I found
  myself running M-x holidays to update the Palm, I figured I needed
  to change.

Now, I do everything within Emacs.  When I need info and am away from
my computer, I carry a small Circa[1] and a fountain pen.  I can
print my calendar into pages sized for the notebook.  I haven't
bothered with BBDB info yet, although it's on the list, since my
phone has all that stuff.  (Still no way to sync the phone.)

Otherwise, I don't carry anything around, and I don't feel bad about
having this piece of electronics I never actually use.  (Instead, I
gave it to my mom.)

Anything the Emacs solutions don't do that I want, I just fix.  Makes
it happy that way.

[1], sorry, couldn't figure out the deep link.

Alan Shutko <> - In a variety of flavors!
"I dunno how you guys walk around with those things." (Elaine)

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