Thursday, April 19 2012

[14:29:52] matt []/Trip I don't think there's any way of sending an actual, proper, eMail from the HP Touchpad while it's running WebOS. There's no option for having an text/plain part; you always get multipart/alternative with just text/html which blows my mind.

Thursday, March 1 2012

HP Touchpad
[16:17:55] matt []/Trip I've finally upgraded my Touchpad to WebOS 3.0.5 (I leanred with the 3.0.4 update to wait at least two weeks for the patches to be updated), and transferred Touchpads to my parents for Christmas.

Previously, I used the Touchpad tablet as a means for carrying a Debian computer around with me (using the Debian chroot). This allowed much greater flexibility, but the XServer didn't have ideal touch-support. It also completely lost the informational-messaging infrastucture built into WebOS.

Shortly before updating to 3.0.5 I started using my tablet more often for work business, synching with Exchange and configuring the mail client. I've also got it synchronizing with my personal schedule, and in general it's very good at those things.

Drawbacks to the standard usage:
a) no encryption. I wouldn't want to go through customs anywhere with my touchpad, especially not the US.
b) no PGP support in the mail client. The "flagged only" option doesn't seem to do what I expected (it's not showing anything; I'd expected it to sum-up all of the starred mailboxes).
c) Exchange synchronizing doesn't work at all unless you say to synchronize eMail. This seems odd, especially since my exchange system doesn't even synchronize eMail, but after telling the Touchpad to do this it works fine.
d) WiFi kept dropping out on an WPA2 network. Telling it to turn-off WiFi when asleep caused it to be smart enough to re-connect.

Wednesday, October 19 2011

[13:34:55] matt []/Merch How thoughtful: after purchasing Touchpad accessories at, it pops-up (courtesy of pricegrabber) the opportunty to win an iPad 2 if I write a review!

Tuesday, October 18 2011

[20:34:09] matt []/Vasilissa Odd, the TouchPad rebooted and said that the update failed, however DeviceInfo does indeed indicate that I am running the latest version.
[20:34:53] matt []/Vasilissa The HP TouchPad is a decent enough feel, however it seems to be missing some key presses if I don't hit the key straight in the center. I suppose that you could consider it a trainer?
[20:35:47] matt []/Vasilissa (That is, the keyboard for the HP TouchPad.) The onscreen keyboard, especially at extra-small (xs) size and vertical is very reasonable.

Saturday, October 15 2011

[13:05:58] matt []/Vasilissa Cool. Psi on a Touchpad.

Wednesday, July 27 2011

[17:40:13] matt []/Psi.dementia I like the keyboard better on the TouchPad rather than the iPad device, however it seems stuck on an English QWERTY lay-out; I can't figure out how to add diacritics when in the Spanish locale setting.

I do not appreciate the dedicated list of emoticons on the alternative keyboard (symbols) either.