Palm sync for Google Calendar?

by Peter Rojas

Google Calendar is ruling my world at the moment, but what I'm really looking for is a way to sync it with my Treo 650. Any solutions out there? There has to be someone taking advantage of that open API, right?

Monitor mania

by Peter Rojas

Man, do I have a problem: just like Jason, I can't seem to ever have enough screen real estate. I thought I'd be satisfied with a pair of 20-inch widescreeen LCDs (which I have connected to a desktop), but I finally gave into my desires and picked up a second video card so I could add a third (and probably fourth) monitor. I've had an old Samsung widescreen 17-inch LCD sitting on my desk for months, but I only last week did I realize that for an investment of just fifty bucks that that display could be doing something other than gather dust. Now I'm rocking three monitors, so I should be happy, right? Yeah, except that with a resolution of "just" 1280 x 768 the Samsung feels like a porthole compared to the 1680 x 1050 I'm getting with each of the 20-inch displays. Those new 24-inch and 30-inch LCDs from Dell are looking mighty tempting...

P.S. - I'll post a pic of my new setup as soon as I can figure out why Word Press is making it impossible for me to upload images.

On Sirius Radio this week

by Peter Rojas

Almost forgot to mention this: it ain't Howard Stern, but I'll be a guest on Josh Dorfman's Sirius satellite radio show, The Lazy Environmentalist, this week, talking about (you guessed it) technology and the environment. The other guest is Laura Moorhead, who was my editor when I used to write for Wired mag. The first airing was this morning, but you'll be able to catch encores on Sirius Satellite Radio 114 and streaming live at tonight at 9PM, tomorrow at 3AM, 2PM, 8PM, Friday at 2AM, and Sunday at 1PM. All times are EST.

Jury duty!

by Peter Rojas

I have a solid excuse for being offline for the past few days: I'm serving as the third alternate juror on a criminal trial this week. I actually don't mind so much -- the courthouse is a pleasant twenty minute walk from my apartment, and I'm still finding enough time to get most of my work done after I get back in the evening -- but it is a little frustrating being an alternate rather than a proper juror. I still have to sit through the trial, I just don't get to have any input regarding the verdict.

Home for a few days

by Peter Rojas

After four days in Vegas for the big CTIA wireless show I am finally on my way to Merced to spend a few days with my parents. I won't bore anyone with details about this trip -- Ryan and I'll have plenty to say on our next podcast -- but I will say that I'm glad that CTIA won't be coming back here for their spring show next year. And let's just leave it at that. On the other hand, I am looking forward to kicking it in Merced this weekend. My pops is the OG who got me hooked on gadgets in the first place, and I plan on spending a good portion of the next 48 hours parked in front of his new 56-inch 1080p Samsung DLP TV watching HBO HD.

Anyway, I won't be in town for long enough this trip, but I've been thinking about holding a small Engadget Reader Meetup in my hometown. Not sure how many readers we have there (or if we even have any), but next time I'm there for more than just a couple of days I'm going to definitely throw something together.