# Checking out
Part of my Palm OS project is checking out. By that I mean
purposefully not participating in the all pervasive monitoring that
is en vogue right now. It is spilling into other aspects of my life.
I have lost a lot of weight lately, just eating meat/eggs/cheese (I
also have a vitamin regiment since I don't like my veggies). As a
consequence, my 2XL shirts are too damned baggy, I need size large.
I have a business trip next week that requires business casual
attire. So this morning, I took some money out of the ATM and hit
the thrift stores. Got all the shirts I needed for $6. There is
no record of the purchase on my bank statement. Feels weird, but
all my purchases for like the last 15 years have been captured, and
are on record. I remember a cash society... it seems so long ago now.
I am toying with the idea of purchasing a 3g Palm OS phone to cripple
the monitoring. I can get one on ebay pretty cheaply and 3g is still
activate-able. The sticking point here is then I also need an mp3
player that takes an uSD card, is not internet connected, and plays
FLAC, AIF, wav, ogg, wma, and mp3. I have a pretty organic
collection of files... with the media player, I can just get a flip
phone... but the Palm OS phone brings me back to 2003 when I had my
Treo 270 (which got "lost" as I was taken away on an ambulance...
long story) I loved that phone, but that model is not usable in 2018.
Maybe I could get a classic 2G Palm OS phone, and just activate voice
and text? You can sign up at most banks for ballance enquiries via
SMS, no internet required. Then I could get a Treo 270 and just use
it as a Palm I can call on... is that even possible? If you know,
shoot me an email: leveck [at] leveck.us