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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2020-06-11 1:52 AM
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A useful tool for these things (including hex dump comparison) may be a tool called diff.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8166697/tool-for-comparing-2-bin...
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16380090/diff-find-specific-chan...




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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2020-07-05 10:49 AM
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It turns out that the BE-300 was also available in metallic black like the BE-500, though I don't know if it was available in the US. I picked a new-in-box metallic black BE-300 pretty cheap (about 37 USD including shipping) on eBay, but it was from Russia. It took a month to get here (compared to about two weeks for the BE-500s from Japan), but was worth the wait. The cradle it came with is silver like the one for the silver BE-500s. Despite the box and enclosed documents all being in English, it had Top Menu in Russian for the interface. I created a backup of that for posterity before flashing another OE on it.

Meanwhile, on a couple of other BE-300s I've converted to BE-500s for testing landscaped OEs, I've been testing synchronization of both POOM data and Casio PIM data. The latter, as I've learned, are stored in subfolders inside \Nand Disk\My Documents (Address, Appointment, Mail, ToDo), one file for each item (ranging from about 200 bytes to over 1 KB in size) plus an "index" file in each folder that I assume tracks changes. As I reported earlier in this thread, in trying to get versions of EpodXP and Bee to boot successfully into landscape, I had to remove some files from inside \Nand Disk\Program Files, from where files are displayed and executed uncompressed in the virtual folder \Program Disk (and, in the case of the subfolder \Nand Disk\Program Files\Patch, copied into \Windows and executed from there). This included running a version of the Casio PIMs that can be installed and run from the Storage Card. The end result has been that, while Casio Calendar and Casio Tasks items show up fine in their respective apps, no items show up in Casio Contacts despite their being present in the \Nand Disk\My Documents\Address folder along with an updated "index" file after synchronization.

The only other PIM app that displays Casio Contacts data is a third-party app called Saisuke that can display Casio Calendar and Casio Tasks data as well. Data from all three, including Casio Contacts, show up in that app, but unfortunately it's not adaptable to the landscape display.

Walking backward through the dependency chain from the Casio Contacts app, it appears that some of the files removed from inside \Nand Disk\Program Files are involved; however, returning them to their original locations will prevent the device from booting properly due to lack of RAM (for rendering files in \Program Disk or \Windows). Putting the (uncompressed) files inside the Casio PIMs folder doesn't cure this problem either; the data still don't show up in the Contacts app. So it looks like, so far at least, if you want to use versions of Bee or EpodXP in landscape mode and want to be able to sync PIM data, you'll have to be willing to set the device up to sync POOM data (which is still a manual process) and use third-party PIM apps that render POOM data.
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2020-07-06 11:19 AM
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Interesting! I didn't know that BE-300 was also sold in Russia. Good price, at $37 USD including shipping.


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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2020-08-26 12:17 AM
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Found an interesting site (in Japanese) of l'agenda BE-500.

http://k1ro.o.oo7.jp/BE500/BE500.htm
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2020-08-26 8:46 AM
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I may have come across that page in my searches. Can't recall for sure though. I like the idea of creating adapters to bring added functionality to the sync connector port on the bottom of the device, but I myself am a hardware idiot. (My biggest hardware accomplishment with this device has been removing the connector from the cradle to create a sync cable - or taking it apart further to create an external power adapter for spare BEs with lost or damaged power jacks that I've used for testing things.)

There're still BE-500s turning up fairly often on Yahoo! Japan Auctions. (I'm still looking for the cobalt blue one; I missed out on one that went really cheap about a year ago. ) One silver one went for a mere 320 JPY the other day in a competitive auction. A few of them are repurposed BE-500s used as pocket translators. They're rebranded with the model numbers TE-700, TE-750, and TE-760, though they all still have the same label on the back identifying them as BE-500s. They still have the same cut-down CE 3 core, and the translation software comes on an included CF card. (I assume they still boot to Top Menu without the card inserted.) Here are images of the package:



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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2020-08-27 3:34 AM
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Yes, I have seen the TE-700 in the past, but didn't know there were other models like TE-750 and TE-760.

The author of the website I mentioned has some things written about Sigmarion 3 as well.
http://k1ro.o.oo7.jp/sig3/sig3.htm

320JPY is really cheap. I think the cheapest I've seen so far was about 500JPY or so.

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The starting bid on that one was only ten yen, with a total of eight bids coming in. (I was tempted but didn't bid.) Is there anything of interest about the device or accompanying items in the descriptions on the box in the images?
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2020-08-28 12:37 PM
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The first photo states that it is a radio English conversation lesson program.
The Genius English-to-Japanese dictionary and Genius Japanese-to-English dictionary is inside the Compact Flash.

The second photo says you can practice English with native speaker speed level.
There is also instant dictionary function. (Second photo, top right side)

Also, the publisher of this program NHK, is Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

Last photo says that there are 2 CD-ROMs, 4 manuals, stylus etc.

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I found another nice thing about adding the POOM databases to the BE. At the beginning of this thread I mentioned a Today screen app by developer Trevor Hart, which is aptly named Tcharts Today. As I mentioned back then, it supports several Pocket PC Today screen plugins, and he added his own that displayed owner, date, calendar, task, and e-mail info from the BE's own database and file structure. But another cool plugin that SBSH Software put out for Pocket PCs, called Calendar Plus, which displays a customizable list of multiple appointments, wouldn't work. It took until now for it to dawn on me why: hello, CE Geek, it obviously draws from the POOM databases. So I tried it on one of my portrait-mode BEs with those databases installed, and it works perfectly. I set it to show the next four appointments, regardless of date. Just enough to fill the remainder of the display after date, name, and tasks. And there they showed up, in a nice layout. SBSH Software closed up shop long ago, but a check of the Wayback Machine produces their page on this plugin:

https://web.archive.org/web/20030804012906/http://www.sbsh.net/produ...
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