Feb. 2, 2011, 6:47 p.m.
posted by sorhed
System hacks are more technical than the hacks in the other chapters because they cover details that are closer to the operating system itself. Thus, they are hacks for writing your own programs and playing with the launcher. These hacks are good starting points for exploring the Palm operating system. From here, you can branch out and discover your own hacks.
With a limited number of hacks, much is left for you to find on your own. For example, some of the built-in applications have Easter eggs in them. If you search around on the Web, you can find information on them.
As you play with these hacks, think about the reasoning that went into them. You can take the fundamental ideas and apply them to other parts of the Palm OS or to other applications. The essence of hacking is finding a clever way of doing something that you want to do, not necessarily following a recipe out of a book.