Monthly Archives: June 2004

Pair Networks

I've had great success with my webhosting company Pair Networks and the sister domain registry Pair NIC. Each has a referral program that pays me a small dividend for any new customers who sign up. So, if you're looking for a new hosting provider or domain registrar, consider using Pair. I'll be glad to answer any questions people have about the service — so far I've had nothing but excellent service and the prices are quite good.

Pair Pair NIC

Gmail

Through the generosity of a friend-of-a-friend, I finally got a Gmail account (cantoni AT gmail.com). So far I've been pretty impressed, especially with its ability to group mail messages by threads. I pointed a couple mailing lists I follow to my Gmail account just to generate some traffic. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it combines replies together in a threaded fashion. It's a good combination of digest most with the benefit of seeing each message individually.

More exploring to come. I wish it had import/export features — import so you could play around with more “real” data and export so I don't get locked in.

Switched to Treo 600

I finally switched from my plain old cellphone to a Treo 600 and I'm really enjoying it. I'm not sure why I waited until two months after I actually stopped working at Palm, but I wasn't quite ready to commit. I'm so used to the high resolution color of my Tungsten T3 and the fast 802.11 wireless LAN on my Tungsten C, I was reluctant to go down to the lower res display of the Treo. But, being able to carry one device around has been worth it. I've even got the entire Yahoo! phone list loaded (well, at least for the Sunnyvale office which is over 2600 people!).

I was already a SprintPCS customer, so switching my current number to this phone was really simple. For $15/month, I added the “Vision Pro Pack” which gives you unlimited data access for web/e-mail and I believe 100 SMS messages.

I've loaded VersaMail 2.7 and am using it to grab my personal e-mail from cantoni.org (VersaMail supports IMAP which is essential). Version 2.7 has a few bugs and oddities when run on the Treo, but I believe the good team at Palm is working on the next release which should work better.

palmOne Treo 600