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My Meagre Hacks

Over the last couple of years while using Linux, I've slowly become better at what could loosely be described as "hacking".

Now DON'T PANIC! - don't get me wrong - I'm not some Linux guru who can cut perl code with my toes blindfolded...just somebody who sometimes at a very low level likes taking someone else's code & modifying it for my own needs. Sometimes I might even improve on the original! *cough*.

I mainly focus on stuff that is Palm related, mainly trying to integrate some of the command line tools available for Linux->Palm connectivity with some well known Linux applications.

Here are my (meagre) hacks:

  1. Sticky Notes Gnome Applet -> Palm - Perl/Tk Script
  2. Modded X-Box, Xebian Linux, SMC Router & Ext 56K4 Serial Modem
  3. Christchurch Address/Map Search Perl Script
  4. Dilbert Perl Script
  5. Pilot-Link read-expenses -> CSV Perl Script
  6. Palm Tungsten W & T2, Palm Bluetooth card, Holux Bluetooth GPS & Handmap
  7. Casio Exilim EX-M20U 2MP Digital Camera and MP3 player with Linux
  8. Tribute to "Thrust" & "HHGTTG". The best computer games ever written!
  9. USB ProDrive with SD/MMC card with Linux
  10. pilot-doc.el - An Emacs LISP extension
  11. Nautilus Scripts
  12. DiddleBug Sketches
  13. Iverson-Gleeson Bent Middle Finger Grip (& other thoughts...)
  14. Happy Hacking Keyboard
  15. Christchurch Bus Timetables for the Palm
  16. Connecting Palm to Linux box with USB bluetooth dongle
  17. Connecting Sony Ericsson T610 via bluetooth to Linux box
  18. The ZX81 & Linux
  19. -> Gameboy & Doom for the Palm! <-
  20. Learning Harmonica using your Palm?
  21. gtd - desktop companion to mobileGTD
  22. All of them

HHGTTG & Douglas Adams at his best! Very sage advice!

Gameboy & Doom for the Palm!

One of my dream handheld gaming devices has always been to be able to play GameBoy/Gameboy Color games & Doom (original - accepting that later versions would need a pretty grunty device). I thought my Palm Tungsten T2 was beyond such amazing deeds...until NOW! Thanks to PalmPowerUps, you can purchase UDMH & WarpSpeed for your Palm. In a nutshell, WarpSpeed overclocks the processor, & UDMH releases more dynamic memory on your Palm. With these 2 apps you really are good to go!

GameBoy/GameBoy Color
To be able to play GameBoy/GameBoy Color games, you need to grab this amazing emulator... LJP PalmOS ! You obviously need PalmOS 5+ and an external card. Follow the instruction to install the GameBoy component. Will leave it to the readers descretion on how they actually GET GameBoy/GameBoy Color games onto their SD cards. Suffice to say, you won't be disappointed!

The LJP PalmOS site has a few screenshots of it running, such as this one...

Cool! :-)

So what you need here is ZDoomZ . With the appropriate WAD files from the original Doom you can easily & smoothly run ZDoomZ . I purchased Doom off TradeMe, but it looks like you can even still buy the game(s) from ID themselves.

Here is a piccie of ZDoomZ running on their website...

Hee hee!

Keep in mind here if your Palm is grunty enough it can also run ZQuake or Duke3D! WOW!

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Thats all folks at the moment! If I come up with anything else I'II post it here.

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