Palm Zire 72 – 4 Years Later

So it’s been 4 years since I ordered a Palm Zire 72, and I still use it, everyday. I don’t use it for work anymore, but I do use it at home and for farming. It’s still works great and I still sync it with the Macs and my window work PC and Laptop.

Yesterday I did have to perform surgery on it. For the last couple of weeks the battery has started to not make it through the night, so I ordered a new one. I got it from Batteryship.com for $16, with tools. It took about 5 minutes to get it switched out.

While I was at it, I decided to order a new retractable sync and charge cable and a USB PDA Car Charger. Might as well freshen things up some since it still very usable.

RIP – My iPod

From 11-26-2002 to 04-29-2008, thats almost 6 years you were my little buddy. It still boots, but it gives the sick little mac man icon, which means send it in. Since it is old, a gen 2 5gb model, its now destined for the box of old dead tech, right beside its forerunner the Rio500. For now I’ll just use the video iPod I got my wife, since she doesn’t travel so much anymore. Of course I don’t really use it as much as I once did since my commute is so short.

Busy at Work

It’s been pretty busy at work the last few weeks. I’ve stated working through the new IT Officer’s Questionnaire that banks get before they have an IT exam. It’s not something that I’ve had to do for the exam, not official notice yet, but something I wanted to-do so I wouldn’t be crazy busy at the last minute. Before this new questionnaire came out I would have said that I would have been 95% ready at any minute for an exam, but this new one seemed to change so much. I’ve been busy gathering up lots of information and digesting it in to polices and procedures. Verbal policy and procedures are no longer good enough, they must be written, and I really do agree with that.

If I were starting a new position at a bank and being the IT Officer were my position, the first thing I would do is go through this questionnaire. I would be the quickest way to get a clear picture of what is going on especially if the person before you left very sparse documentation.