pocketworkstation and MMC speed
I installed more software into pocketworkstation (basically Debian/arm chroot on sharp zaurus), and it looks sweet. Now I have mutt/postfix/rsync/cvs on my handheld, so it can be used... with my sets of scripts I'm comfortable on big machines. I miss emacs -- refrained from installing it because its quite big. There's jove replacement that has similar controls, unfortunately with subtle differences.
Oh and I also timed SD card. It gave only about 0.5MB/sec. I thought these beasts would be slightly faster... USB ethernet card works perfectly, at about 0.5MB/sec; it is even usable for remote X access. [Its a shame zaurus does not come with built-in wifi/bluetooth, but with ethernet card it at least can be integrated into home network.]