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Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Birthday to Jason Dunn!

Posted by Darius Wey in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 07:03 PM

Our fearless leader, Jason, celebrated his birthday today, so please join me in wishing him a very happy birthday. With our server hiccups in the morning, it perhaps wasn't the best start to the day, but with that resolved, I'm sure the day only got better. Jason, thanks for all that you do in helping make Thoughts Media the best community to discuss all things that beep and blink. If you'd like to thank and wish Jason a happy birthday in a more tangible manner, or simply find out what makes him tick, take a look at his Amazon wish list.

Now, let's serve some cake!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to Ed Hansberry

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Thoughts Updates" @ 08:11 AM

Today is Ed Hansberrry's birthday; please join me in wishing Ed a very happy birthday! Ed has been with Pocket PC Thoughts since, well, forever! He's the most senior member of the team besides myself, and has been a great contributor to the site over the years. Who hasn't commented on an Ed Hansberry rant? Thanks for all that you do Ed! If you'd like to show Ed your thanks in a more tangible way, here's his Amazon.com wish list.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to Jason Dunn!

Posted by Darius Wey in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 05:00 AM

Please join me in wishing our fearless leader a very happy birthday! His passion for technology is clearly visible in his writings and unboxings across all Thoughts Media sites, and it's that passion that helps keep Thoughts Media growing year after year. Thanks for all that you do, Jason! If you'd like to thank and wish Jason a happy birthday in a more tangible manner, or simply find out what makes him tick, take a look at his Amazon wish list.

Cake, anyone?


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to Paul Martin

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Thoughts Updates" @ 12:58 PM

Please join me in wishing our very own Paul Martin a very happy birthday! I appreciate Paul's contributions and insights on the world of Windows Mobile a great deal, plus he's just an all-around nice guy. Thanks for all that you do Paul! If you'd like to show your appreciation to Paul in a tangible manner, here's his Amazon.com wish list.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

And The Winner of The One Week Stay at a Ski/Golf Resort Is...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 06:07 PM

The seventh and final of our 8th anniversary contests is now over: the winner of the one week vacation stay, selected randomly from amongst all the entries, is makicr. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone that entered this contest, and all of the other contests. It was a lot of fun to give away so many devices! Special thanks to PPC Techs for their prize donation, and to all of the companies who allowed me to give away devices that I'd been holding on to for a while. I hope all the winners enjoy their devices, and all of you enjoyed the contests. Thanks for supporting Pocket PC Thoughts!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: One Week Stay at a Ski/Golf Resort

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:32 PM

This is the last giveaway as part of the 8th anniversary celebration here at Pocket PC Thoughts, so I thought I'd make it a special one. No, it's not a gadget - it's a vacation! Well, part of one. ;-) Thoughts Media owns a timeshare in Mont-Tremblant area of Quebec, Canada, and I'm giving away a one week stay at this resort. The resort is run by Club Privelage, and you can learn more about it here. Depending on what time of the year the winner decides to go, they can either enjoy winter skiing, spring/summer golfing, or a variety of other activities. The winner is responsible for transport to and from the resort, and all other related expenses - this giveaway covers a one week stay at the resort. This giveaway is worth around $1500 US. And if Mont-Tremblant doesn't excite you, the winner will also have the option of selecting one of 4667 RCI resorts instead - but be aware that just because it's in the directory doesn't mean you can get into it (as any time-share owner can tell you).

Want to win it? Here's how: post a message telling me your top three favourite third-party applications for Windows Mobile. Which applications can you just not live without? Which applicatons make your Windows Mobile device useful, fun, or just plain awesome for you? One message per person please. I'll randomly select one post at 6 PM mountain time on Friday the 14th of November. If you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before looking for it. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation temporarily.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And The Winner of the MWg Zinc II Is...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 07:00 PM

The sixth of our anniversary contests is now over: the winner of the MWg Zinc II, selected randomly from amongst all the entries, is Kassad. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone that entered.

A word about the final contest: I had intended to launch the last contest last Friday, but you can all guess what I was working hard on. There's some some more work to be done, so I'm going to schedule the final contest for this coming Friday. Watch for it!


And The Winners of the PPC Techs Super Packs Are...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 06:28 PM

The fifth of our anniversary contests is now over: the winners of the PPC Techs Super Packs, three of 'em, selected from amongst all the entries are martin_ayton, V-IPAQ, and Pony99CA. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone that entered.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday to Fabrizio Fiandanese!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Thoughts Updates" @ 05:08 PM

Please join me in wishing Fabrizio Fiandanese a very happy birthday! Fabrizio is responsible for nearly every graphic and piece of code that you see on our Web sites, and without him I can't imagine doing what I do. I feel tremendously fortunate to have him help me with Thoughts Media, and I count myself fortunate to call him a friend. Happy birthday Fabrizio!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: MWg Zinc II

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 01:55 PM

Continuing our 8th anniversary celebration (this is the second-last-contest), I have an MWg Zinc II to give away. This is a unit that I reviewed and was allowed to keep, so I'm passing it along to one lucky winner. The Zinc II is a GSM-based Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 smartphone. It has a 500 mhz Samsung CPU, 64 MB of RAM, a 2.8 inch 320 x 240 resolution touch screen, GPS, and a slide-out keyboard. It's a quad-band GSM (850/ 900/1800/1900 Mhz) and tri-band HSDPA 3G phone (850/1900/2100 Mhz) that will give you 3G in both North America and Europe/Asia/elsewhere. The MSRP on this is $429 USD.

Want to win it? Here's how: post a message telling me the name of one of your all-time favourite songs. But here's the catch: every post has to be by someone who has an avatar on their profile. No avatar, no valid entry. Why? Ever since we switched our forums to vBulletin, there's a sad lack of avatars in profiles, and I miss seeing them. What's an avatar? The small graphic you see in forum threads below the posting name. Mine is an image of Iron Man for instance.

Where do you find avatars? You can look here, here, or here for avatars, then save it to your computer, or you can make your own from an image you have. Avatars can be up to 100 x 100 pixels, non-animated, in GIF or JPEG format, and 64 KB or under in size. How do you upload the image? Go to your user control panel, then click on Edit Profile Picture. Select option two, which is to upload the image from your computer. And that's it!

One message per person please. I'll randomly select one post at 3 PM mountain time on Tuesday the 4th of November. If you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before looking for your post. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation.

UPDATE: Evidently vBulletin has the worst avatar uploading system ever designed. If you upload your avatar and it doesn't appear, wait a few minutes and try to re-upload it. I've gone into the first 40 posts and fixed the missing avatars that I saw, but I can't do it for all of them. Fear not, however - if I select the winning post and it doesn't have an avatar, I'll check the profile to verify whether or not there was an attempt to add an avatar.


Monday, October 27, 2008

And The Winner of the HTC Touch Dual Is...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 04:30 PM

The third of our anniversary contests is now over: the winner of the HTC Touch Dual, pulled randomly from the 220 entries is...mwfielder! Congratulations! Thanks to everyone that entered. I've got a couple of contests left to go, so stay tuned.


Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: Three PPC Techs Super Packs

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:39 PM

When they heard about our 8th anniversary celebration, our friends at PPC Techs wanted in, so together we put together three "super packs" that consist of a Lil' Sync Cable, a US or Euro Power Accessory Bundle, and a USB Mobile Power Pack (one of my favourite accessories). Total prize value is $117 USD per bundle.

Want to win one? Here's how: PPC Techs just changed their domain name to PPCtechs.com, and they want to know what you'd like to see on the new and improved site that they're working on. The best ideas will win - that's right, this isn't random. A PPC Techs representative will go through each answer and will select the three best responses. One message per person please. The contest closes at 3 PM mountain time on Monday, November the 3rd.

If you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before re-posting. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Giveaways Ending Soon

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 04:00 PM

This is just a quick reminder that two of the birthday giveaways are ending soon, so be sure to enter if you haven't already!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: HTC Touch Dual

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 12:00 PM

Continuing our 8th anniversary celebration, I have another Windows Mobile Professional smartphone to give away: this time it's an HTC Touch Dual. This smarpthone uses a Qualcomm MSM7200 CPU at 400MHz, has 256 MB of ROM and 128 MB of RAM, a 2.6 inch QVGA screen, a slide-out 16-key keypad, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2 megapixel camera, and a 1120 mAh battery. It's a European 3G version, so it operates on HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz and GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz.

Want to win it? Here's how: post a message to this discussion thread telling me one thing you hope will be fixed, improved, or added in Windows Mobile 7. If you want to list more than one thing, go for it. One message per person please. I'll randomly select one post at 3 PM mountain time on Monday the 27th.

If you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before re-posting. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: CoPilot Live 7 Mobile Navigation

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 06:30 AM

Continuing our 8th anniversary celebration, I have some software to give away - CoPilot Live 7 Mobile Navigation, courtesy of ALK Technologies. This package includes a 2 GB microSD card, an SD card adaptor, a CD, and the product key card. This software hasn't been installed or activated in any way - I'm just not much of a GPS kind of guy - and it sells for $99 USD.

Want to win it? Here's how: post a message to this discussion thread telling me about one time when you've gotten lost and GPS software on your Windows Mobile devic could have helped you find your way. Or, if you're one of those people who have never been lost, tell me about a time you've been...geographically inconvenienced. ;-) One message per person, and I'll randomly select one post at 3 PM mountain time on Friday the 24th.

UPDATE: A reminder that if you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before re-posting. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pocket PC Thoughts Birthday Giveaway: HTC Touch Cruise

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 01:51 PM

All right, let's kick off our 8th Anniversary celebration right - with some nice hardware! This is a near-new HTC Touch Cruise that I haven't done much more than toy around with during an unboxing video. This Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone features a Qualcomm MSM7200 400MHz CPU, 256 MB of ROM, 128 MB of RAM, a 2.8 inch QVGA screen, HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz (Europe) 850/1900 MHz (USA), quad-band GSM, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11b/g WiFi, both a front-facing and outward facing camera, and a 1350 mAh battery. It's unlocked and sells for around $500 USD.

Want to win it? Here's how: post a message to this discussion thread telling me what sort of device(s) you were using for organization and communication back in October 2000 when this site was launched. Were you still rocking the paper daytimer and a mobile phone? A Windows CE-based HPC? A Palm PC? Any answer is fine. One message per person, and I'll randomly select one post at 3 PM mountain time on Thursday the 23rd.

UPDATE: A reminder that if you don't see your post right away, please wait 24 hours before re-posting. Odds are that it's your first post since we moved to vBulletin and it's simply held in moderation.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday to Ed Hansberry

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Thoughts Updates" @ 09:04 PM

Today is Ed Hansberrry's birthday; please join me in wishing Ed a very happy birthday! Ed has been with Pocket PC Thoughts since, well, forever! He's the most senior member of the team besides myself, and has been a great contributor to the site over the years. Who hasn't commented on an Ed Hansberry rant? Thanks for all that you do Ed! If you'd like to show Ed your thanks in a more tangible way, here's his Amazon.com wish list.


Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to Jason Dunn!

Posted by Darius Wey in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 11:01 PM

Our fearless leader celebrates his birthday today. His efforts in keeping Thoughts Media growing and running are immeasurable, and what you see now with the new sites is a testament to that. If you're interested in learning more about what makes Jason tick, or you'd like to buy him a gift, then check out his Amazon wish list.

On a side note, in any other year, this post would appear later in the day. But as most of you know, he's currently soaking in the sights and sounds of Japan, which is 15 hours ahead of current server time, so it was only appropriate that this go up a little earlier.

Happy Birthday, Jason! Hope you're celebrating the day with some warm sake, if that's your thing! ;)


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