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nomeite
post Jun 25 2005, 10:44 AM
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I see there isn't a user group slot for Alaska. So this effort is to remedy the situation smile.gif
Alaska is so big that it sort-of demands it's own corner in this forum. Like Australia,
if you look at a world map, you just can't help but notice it is there:)
I may be the only person in Alaska using a Sl6000. But I can't believe that smile.gif
I think there must be a few others out there too. So here is where we can meet.

I live in Nome, a small town 130 mile south of the arctic circle, near the area where Alaska and Siberia are almost joined. I have been using my SL6000W for almost a year and it has replaced my G3 iBook as the electronic traveling companion of choice.

I see there hasn't been much activity here in this corner of the ZUG, and I have been a bit of a stranger here myself lately. But maybe things will pick up smile.gif


Scotty Nome Alaska,, http://mypdasite.com
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BarryW
post Jun 25 2005, 11:00 AM
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I know of at least two other guys with 6000's here in the state. So that makes 4! smile.gif
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lpotter
post Jun 25 2005, 11:51 AM
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I used to live in Alaska, now I live in Australia, does that count?
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adf
post Jun 25 2005, 12:06 PM
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Wasilla. I think I was the other guy BarryW mentioned.
Zaurus 6k. I know 2 guys in Palmer with 5500's.
How many here have already used their cellphone as a modem to dial in at home? ( I plan to thisd summer)
Did you use bluetooth, IR or USB?
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SlackwareLinux
post Jun 25 2005, 07:46 PM
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Uh.. I live in Anchorage, Alaska and have a Zaurus C1000.
I did not expect this many people blink.gif
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BarryW
post Jun 25 2005, 08:37 PM
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Yep adf was one, Duffman is the other. I work with him. There are a couple other guys in my shop that have Zauri but don't use them anymore. I think they are 5000 or maby 5500's.
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nomeite
post Jun 26 2005, 10:50 AM
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Wow,, this is great. Welcome all smile.gif

Alaska is a fine place to do just about anything and because of the size and low population (half the population of Alaska is in the city of Anchorage(300,000)) the internet, ham radio, bicycle and dogsled are good ways to communicate. Both inside and outside the state.

Did U Know:- The Alaska Airlines Boardroom (lounge) at Anchorage and Seattle have wireless nodes that leak out the front door? I stand near the door and down load email. Then later go back and upload email replys smile.gif The Zaurus makes it easy while still carting all your gear around.

I use my SL6000W mainly for email when traveling. But when I get some time,, ( smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif ) I will be exploring the other application programs that come with it, like spreadsheets, etc, etc. I am developing an interest in Relational Databases. Used to write proceedures in some of the older DBMs (can you say dBaseII, III & IV, and FoxBase ?) In fact I just down loaded a MySQL, Zaurus, version from;
http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/
But have to find some docs to see if it works. Any MySQL folks in this lineup?

Again Welcome, all, to this little corner of the forum. smile.gif

Scotty
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nomeite
post Jun 26 2005, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE(lpotter @ Jun 25 2005, 07:51 PM)
I used to live in Alaska, now I live in Australia, does that count?
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Yep,, that counts smile.gif I was in Aussy in April/May visiting friends in NSW and Brisbane. Visited Steve Irwins Zoo,, (good place) and toured around some of the skiing places in NSW & part of Vic. I like the town of Tumut, NSW. I get rides on trikes and home built flying machines there smile.gif
New Zealand is also a good place to goto.

Hang around smile.gif

Scotty
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MrSquishy
post Jun 26 2005, 11:02 AM
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I'd be one of the 5500's adf mentioned.

And thanks for the wifi tip nomeite, Im flying out in 2 days and have a 3 hour layover in Seattle on the way back. At least I can check my email now.

Good to see there are more than just 3 people up here working on these.

I've been kinda absent from the Zaurus scene for a couple months, but I did a lot of script working for OpenZaurus apps.
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nomeite
post Jun 26 2005, 11:16 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Jun 25 2005, 08:06 PM)
Wasilla. I think I was the other guy BarryW mentioned.
Zaurus 6k. I know  2 guys in Palmer with 5500's.
How many here have already used their cellphone as a modem to dial in at home? ( I plan to thisd summer)
Did you use bluetooth, IR or USB?
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I have a modem CF card that works good in my 6K. Also an ethernet CF card. Both allow internet/system access in different enviornments.
The cell phone system in Nome is AMPS/800 analog with no services. Although I am working on gettting voicemail. If you come to Nome and have and AMPS capabile phone I can sign you up on an expensive account :-P

Scotty
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lpotter
post Jun 26 2005, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE(nomeite @ Jun 27 2005, 04:57 AM)
QUOTE(lpotter @ Jun 25 2005, 07:51 PM)
I used to live in Alaska, now I live in Australia, does that count?
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Yep,, that counts smile.gif I was in Aussy in April/May visiting friends in NSW and Brisbane. Visited Steve Irwins Zoo,, (good place) and toured around some of the skiing places in NSW & part of Vic. I like the town of Tumut, NSW. I get rides on trikes and home built flying machines there smile.gif
New Zealand is also a good place to goto.

Hang around smile.gif

Scotty
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great!
I was in Girdwood for a bit, doing the ski bum thing, currently in Brisbane. Much warmer winters here, if you can call them winters smile.gif
Originally from Colorado...
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post Aug 13 2008, 02:27 AM
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Recently the American Indian/Alaska Native ethnic group has become the ethnic group in the USA with the fastest increasing HIV prevalence rates. Little is known about crack smoking and injecting drug use in this group. METHODS: Alaska Native (AN), Black, and White drug users were recruited into a NIDA-funded study of crack smokers and needle users in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Stellathomas
post Aug 13 2008, 02:28 AM
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Recently the American Indian/Alaska Native ethnic group has become the ethnic group in the USA with the fastest increasing HIV prevalence rates. Little is known about crack smoking and injecting drug use in this group. METHODS: Alaska Native (AN), Black, and White drug users were recruited into a NIDA-funded study of crack smokers and needle users in Anchorage, Alaska.
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adf
post Aug 13 2008, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE(Stellathomas @ Aug 13 2008, 02:28 AM) *
Recently the American Indian/Alaska Native ethnic group has become the ethnic group in the USA with the fastest increasing HIV prevalence rates. Little is known about crack smoking and injecting drug use in this group. METHODS: Alaska Native (AN), Black, and White drug users were recruited into a NIDA-funded study of crack smokers and needle users in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Depressing, but Im not sure what that has to do with embedded linux?
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