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Subject:Today's boot fair bargains
Time:05:27 pm
Went to the big Pimlico car boot thing which is usually good. Just missed a 15" Macbook Pro that someone was paying for as I arrived, but it looked like it was serious money so I'm not too upset. At first I couldn't find much interesting, then I found a table selling old cables, chargers, etc., and spent about £8 on:

An iLuv Displayport - Displayport cable (looks like it can also do Thunderbolt, I don't actually have any need for it at present but it's worth keeping)
A USB joystick.
An HDMI to 2 x VGA monitor adapter
A weird adapter with ten phono plugs to one D25 plug, which I think is for a home cinema amp AC-3 decoder. I'm going to offer it on the laserdisc user group, see if anyone wants to take a punt on it.
A folding aluminium magnifying glass
An Apple iPod charger - no idea if it works since I don't own an iPod. For eBay, I think.
An earthing strap for electronics work
A YBR video to SCART adapter
and
An HP iPaq phone (yes, it has a GSM aerial), not sure of the model, with a USB charging / data transfer cradle. Also needs a charger but it's 5V so I can probably get it from USB. So assuming it works, if the free phone service I mentioned recently does start up in the UK I may actually be able to use it without buying an iPhone or something!

Also got a nice Victorian book about London stories and legends that ought to be useful for Forgotten Futures, total expenditure about a tenner including admission.

Rather pleased!
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-06-08 11:27 am (UTC)
Impressive haul. The book sounds particularly good.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-08 05:31 pm (UTC)
Looks like it's actually a reprint from 1910-20, but still has some fun stuff.

The phone is the real mystery - can't even find a model number, it just says "iPaq" and has a label saying Pocket PC 2003 Prem Phone GSM with Outlook 2003 on the back. Still looking for an appropriate power cable, I know I have one somewhere but the sod's hiding. If I can power it up I'll probably learn more.

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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-08 05:44 pm (UTC)
Just found the model no. under the battery - it's this one.

http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=105&view=1&c=hewlett-packard_ipaq_h6340__h6345

Not a particularly brilliant specification, but worth a few quid if it works, I hope.
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-06-08 06:01 pm (UTC)
Huh, okay, that actually looks like quite a nifty bit of kit. I hope it powers up for you.
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gonzo21
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Time:2015-06-08 06:00 pm (UTC)
2003? I'll be quite impressed if it switches on.

One imagines outlook running on a 2003 phone will be quite a clunky experience. :)
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-08 07:22 pm (UTC)
I don't use Outlook anyway, I prefer Gmail. But in any case I'll either be selling it or using it as my "get on line if I absolutely have to and there's no other option" option, not routinely.
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