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The Palm SysRandom RNG was reverse-engineered by Ian Goldberg and documented e.g. in this Password Generator exploit: /* The PalmOS SysRandom() RNG. */ static unsigned int multiplier = 22695477; static unsigned int _seed = 0; short palm_rand (unsigned int new_seed) { if (new_seed) _seed = new_seed; _seed = (_seed * multiplier) + 1; return (...


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JackSprat was a tool produced by a company called Brayder, used to remove portions of the original ROM images. It used to produce a ROM backup along with a PRC which could be used to restore it; you can still find the original manual on the Internet Archive's copy of Brayder's technical support page. Without that ROM backup and the associated restore PRC, ...


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iFixit has a (user-contributed) guide on this subject. The Zire battery appears to be a standard 3.7volt 600mAh Lithium-Ion unit, probably originating from cell phones. Amazon shows several non-OEM replacements available.


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For web pages, you can use the Web rendereing proxy, displaying modern web pages inside a GIF and imagemap. It works well, though Google Captcha often thinks (rightfully) that it is not a human controlling the web browser and won't let you through. For pretty much anything else, you can try to locate a VNC client for your platform, There are clients even ...


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Archive.org has a copy of CliƩ files that Rich Legg mirrored on his website. These include a file by the name of CFUtilityPelaca0603.zip, which appears to be a June 2003 version of Pelaca's CFUtility (1.0.3). There are also a number of other CliƩ-related files there. CFUtility is provided as a .exe file, and requires Palm Desktop to be installed on the ...


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The problem is the HTTPS today. There is a huge push to migrate off of HTTP and on to HTTPS. But older machines simply can't do the necessary encryption in time. But much of this can be mitigate off-device by routing through a proxy that takes HTTP traffic on one side (device side), and talks HTTPS out the other (internet side). It's not drag and drop, but ...


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Assorted sources on the internet indicate that the Palm / Pilot models before the Palm III used "PSRAM", or "pseudo-static RAM" for the replaceable onboard memory. This means a device that contains a DRAM, but has the electrical interface of an SRAM, which makes things simpler for the host machine. Those modules also contain the device's ROM, and ROM and (P)...


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