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Deals and Great Z Buys / Where To Buy A New Sl-c3200
« on: May 09, 2009, 06:29:48 am »
There's a shop in Akihabara in Tokyo that used to have a decent stock of Zaurii - basically unused but officially second hand, presumably remaindered stock. I haven't been there in a while. It's where I got my (now sold) 3100.

For Sale / Wanted / For Sale: Sl-c3100 Plus Wifi Card
« on: March 17, 2009, 06:57:35 am »
Quote from: dwayne Haught
Would you send a few pictures? (

Seems most sensible to post them here, so anyone else can see them. My wife made a simple soft case and it also has a dual pen-pointer stylus. I even have the plastic spacers for card slots (there is a 0.5GB SD card installed which I might as well throw in too). I chose the angle in the 4th pic to show off the small dent to best advantage.


For Sale / Wanted / For Sale: Sl-c3100 Plus Wifi Card
« on: March 15, 2009, 01:50:20 am »
My Zaurus is now surplus to requirements, and I'd be happy to see it go to a good home. It's in good order, a small dent on the lid but functionally perfect. Screen protector installed. Comes with charger, also an Ambicom CF Wifi card.

I'm in japan, will take paypal and sell internationally. I hope it's worth about $200, but may consider offers.

Edit: sold

For Sale / Wanted / For Sale: Cfxga Card
« on: March 15, 2009, 01:37:24 am »
Mirror your Z to a projector or other screen with this compact flash card widget. I think I got one of the last to be made. It's as new in box with cable, remote, manual, CD (in Japanese). Lightly used. I'm in japan, will take paypal and send anywhere.

 Rare, hard-to-find and valuable - make me an offer :-)

(I think it was about $150 new, maybe it's worth $70 to someone?)

edit: here's a picture of everything.

Edit again:sold

Off Topic forum / Saving Tiddlywiki With Opera?
« on: August 24, 2008, 10:45:37 pm »
I'm trying to use tiddlywiki on my zaurus 3100 (stock Sharp rom and opera 7.55). It won't save, and instead pops up a message that says it *should* be able to save if Opera is configured properly. Google tells me that saving with opera was a real problem a year or two ago, with various work-arounds discussed, but it seems like this should be fixed in recent versions of tiddlywiki. If anyone has it working, can the tell me what they did to get it to work? (Or maybe show what their opera.ini file contains, assuming this contains the magic details).



edit: oh, this went in the wrong forum by accident.

Off Topic forum / What Program Do People Want To See Coded?
« on: June 12, 2008, 07:28:34 am »
Quote from: Capn_Fish
I've been bored lately, and am looking for a project to work on (from scratch, I have yet to master working on a team). What ideas do people have?


It was (is) an excellent task management app for the psion - some people have kept their psions running purely to keep this app going.

I think the developer basically gave up on it several years ago - it was never quite finished in terms of synching etc, but certainly worked well enough to be very usable. I've never found anything as good since switching to a Zaurus (which has many other advantages).


Software / Date Stamp In Vim
« on: March 01, 2008, 01:13:14 am »
I would like to have a way of inserting the date in vim, in my own preferred format. I can use
:r !date
and get the standard date format, but when I try
:r !date +"%Y %m %d" or whatever, the % get replaced by the current filename.

Ok, this may seem like more of a vim question than a zaurus question, but all the stuff I find on the web refers to strftime which my vim (from here: does not seem to have. I also see lots on the web about "escaping" various characters to stop vim substituting them (and I've tried a lot of random things) but nothing that appears to covers this situation. I'd be grateful fo a hint.


Software / Can Neocal Be Used?
« on: September 15, 2007, 02:44:32 am »
Is there a usable version around?
Here's the free version:
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Thanks, I obviously hadn't chased up the right leads...


Software / Can Neocal Be Used?
« on: September 14, 2007, 04:42:56 am »
I had neocal on my old zaurus..I think I never registered it but it worked fine. I have installed neocal recently on my new zaurus, but it seems to be time-limited and has expired. It doesn't seem to be available via handango and a bit of surfing suggests that it has basically been abandoned.

Is there a usable version around? Or alternatively, some freeware better than the crap sharp calculator?



Software / New: Friq For The Sharp Zaurus
« on: September 13, 2007, 07:42:13 am »
Requirements are libSDL and libSDL_mixer, available from my site too if you don't already have them.

libSDL_mixer link does not work for me (but I found it by googling).

Thanks for the game.


General Discussion / Automatic Wake Up When Opened
« on: September 13, 2007, 12:20:25 am »
Is there an easy way (or even a difficult way) to achieve this on the 3100 (Sharp ROM)? Since it takes a second or two to wake up fully (ie respond to keystrokes) and I wouldn't open it if I didn't want to switch it on, it would seem logical for it to switch on automatically as on opening (at least, for this to be possible). There's an option for switching off (or not) when closed, after all...


Software / Dealing With Big Pictures - A Trivial Work-around
« on: August 18, 2007, 04:12:29 am »
I've found some discussion on the forum of the problem of loading large images in Visual Q (it doesn't open them, and instead reports dimensions of 0 pixels). My main reason for wanting to do this is simply to resize my photographs (which start out 2560x1920pixels) for emailing when I'm away from home.

Maybe the swap file that people have discussed solves the problem (I've seen it mentioned, but the threads seem a bit vague about whether it actually works), but there is another simple possibility - the inbuilt Sharp photostorage has an option to attach files to email, and when it does this, it automatically resizes them to 640x480! These smaller images then turn up in Documents/mail and can then of course be further edited by visualQ etc. Of course this isn't quite the same as being able to open the original in visual q, but for my purposes at least (and maybe someone else's, hence the post) it is good enough. For non-Japanese-readers who don't have translated menus, the mail attachment command is 3rd down on the main menu.

Software / Ulaw/mlaw/mu-law Etc Codec For Mplayer?
« on: August 11, 2007, 05:37:23 pm »
My digital camera generates .avi files, and I've been trying to play them using mplayer on my Zaurii (a 3100 with stock sharp rom, and an 860 with pdaXrom). The former case was installed via the instructions on Meanie's excellent web pages, the latter is just the "comes with" setup on the rom image.

The videos run on both machines with -nosound but crash after a few frames when the sound is on. I've tried various options but nothing seems to make a difference. It seems like the sound is encoded using mu-law (variously written mlaw, mulaw or ยต-law etc which doesn't exactly help with googling...). In theory mplayer can handle this but I can't find any hints on this for the Zaurus. It seems like a rather standard codec, but maybe not for movies...any hints anyone?

Software / Qpop
« on: August 04, 2007, 03:46:26 am »
I wonder if anyone here has tried the mail program qpop: ?

I couldn't find any mention of it here (or indeed anywhere else on the English-speaking web). I have just installed it on my new 3100 and it seems to work although my Japanese isn't very good so I haven't sorted out all the settings. But it looks pretty good, with things like real filters. It's still version 0.X so may be rather incomplete...

Software / Freenoteqt/qpdf Text Problem
« on: July 31, 2007, 09:24:41 am »
There is a newer one here
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Thanks, I've installed that - and its dependencies (google is great) :-)

But it still doesn't do Freenoteqt text. If someone else could try out this attached file - it is a sample off the freenoteqt web site - I8d be grateful. It has text in the upper section of the page which doesn't appear in qpdf2 (for me).


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