More Palm evilness

Though I now have Graffiti 1, I’ve now run into the problem mentioned in the thread I linked. When I exceed the size of a text box in the Blazer browser, the device resets.


I can’t go back to Graffiti 2. I’ve read several comments to the effect that “if you practice, you can make it work.” Well, I’ve practiced for a year, and it doesn’t work.

Next step: replace the buggy Palm browser with an alternative. The only one I’ve found so far is Opera Mini. Now, I like Opera, but Opera Mini requires Java, which is another layer of complexity and likely source of reliability problems.

We’ll see.

Update: BOOM. Device reset. As soon as I tried to browse to Google. So I went back to a page I’d encountered that mentioned JVM settings, tweaked them accordingly, and… guess what? BOOM.

I am hating this device more every moment.

Update again: Plan C is TealScript, from TealPoint Software. The demo version recognizes my Graffiti 1-style writing better than the old Palm. Plus it can learn my writing style (well, so they claim. Personally I don’t think anything could ever learn my writing style) and can use the entire screen for accurate character entry. It looks like it’s exactly what I need. Costs $30 for something that ought still to be part of the device, but I stopped expecting Palm software to be free or reliable a long time ago.

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  1. […] After abandoning Graffiti 1, I’ve been using TealScript exclusively, and I have to say that I’m very happy with it. I haven’t spent my $30 yet, I’m still using introductory trial, but I certainly will be. It recognizes my Graffiti 1 letter construction better than the Graffiti 1 libraries (and better than my earlier Palm devices ever did). I haven’t even attempted to tune the character recognition. […]

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