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Palm Pilot users-check out these programs

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by geegee, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. geegee

    geegee Well-Known Member

  2. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I would want to keep an inventory of what I have on my pilot. It would seem that the chances of that being stolen/misplaced would be much greater than that of my home computer. Perhaps a program that would let you put a wish list on it so that you know what manufacturer/markings you might be looking for in the used rack.

  3. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    No way would I want to keep that information loaded on my Palm.
  4. geegee

    geegee Well-Known Member

    That's always the problem, isn't it? If you get your home broken in to, you'd be glad to have a list on your Palm. If you had your Palm stolen from your car (like a friend of mine did), you'd be glad all that info was available at home.

    I think a reasonable solution is to put it on the Palm under a secured setting, using a password to get access to that file's info. That's my plan, at least. I'm just not sure which of these programs I'll buy as yet. geegee
  5. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    If my home's broken in to, I have my inventory, home, firearms, etc., in several locations -- on my computer and on disks kept separately at home, on disks at my office, and on disks at a friend's house.

    All are encrypted with PGP.
  6. braindead0

    braindead0 Well-Known Member

    I rsync my critical files over a SSH connection to my work computer (and vice versa, work stuff to home). Fully automated...
  7. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    My iPaq comes with something like that... it's called Excell.

    But there is no way I am putting my gun information in there.
    Keeping track of ammo... that;s not a bad idea. But a gun inventory?

    If you lose your PDA, it becomes a shopping list for the badguys.
  8. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    i just keep stuff like that on hardcopy.
  9. arinvolvo

    arinvolvo Well-Known Member

    George hill, that is why you DONT have something just like that.

    Most of these database programs developed for the PPC or the PALM are password encrypted....which your excell is not.

    And some of these encryptions and passwords will be more difficult to break than your standard desktop computer password.

    WHY? Because less people are familiar with hacking and cracking PALM and PPC.

    What is also nice is the ability to HIDE entries and even certain programs on your PALM. A theif cant crack what he doesnt know is there.
  10. geegee

    geegee Well-Known Member

    It would appear that a Palm program for firearms is a solution to a question nobody's asked! ;) geegee
  11. geegee

    geegee Well-Known Member

    That was my thinking exactly. For years I've kept a list of information that's available only by password. To each his own! geegee
  12. Tman

    Tman Well-Known Member

    Something else besides inventory?

    I'd think a better program would be perhaps using a bullet trajectory calculator, or perhaps a log of either loads/bullets, accuracy, etc. Plain inventory can be kept on a sheet of paper, but using the power of a computer......I think that was the original function of the first computers (artillary trajectories?).
  13. t-money

    t-money Active Member

    Hey tman,
    that used to be my name on TFL. I was wondering who had it!

    Anyhow, I set up a password on my iPAQ everytime you turn it on. Obviously, it won't keep the Feds out, but it keeps 'honest people honest' so to speak. My lifeblood is my iPAQ, and I pretty much never go anywhere without it.
  14. Tman

    Tman Well-Known Member

    Sorry I took your name. Were you T-man over on TFL? I registered with Tman before I knew there was a T-man. Many apologies. Anyway, good to see you here on THR :cool: :)
  15. t-money

    t-money Active Member

    Hey t-man! No apologies necessary!!!
    I just think it's funny that a name such as that, that two people pick the same username. I was either t-man or tman at TFL. I can't remember. As you can see from my low post count, I don't really post a lot, but I've been at TFL/THR for about 3 years, and I'm addicted. I've really learned a lot about firearms, and it's really motivated me politically as well.

    But anyway, have a good one!
  16. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Is there any way to encrypt stuff like that? Does PGP run on a PDA?
  17. geegee

    geegee Well-Known Member

    What's "PGP"? geegee
  18. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

  19. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    The one thing I am miffed at Palm about.
    They made a deal with Sega to bring out some of the classic old games and port them to Palm.
    When I got my iPaq, I was wishing "Shining Force" (an old RPG) was available.
    Then I heard it was... I was happy.
    Then I found it was from Palm Only.
    That's okay. I have Doom. Age of Empires. Ever Quest. Tomb Raider.

    /Sour Grapes

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