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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-09-30

  • I can haz dry pants? No! Can not has! Stupid dryer taking forever… :-( #
  • Pro Tip: The AC power brick for the Asus R2H UMPC is the same as the one for the Eee PC 901 (and probably other Eee models), and works fine. #
  • Dear Twitter: Looking for examples of anyone who uses a netbook as their ONLY computer. Do you? Know someone who does? Let me know! :-) #
  • @stephtara et al: Clarification: I’m using “netbook” to mean the little 7″-10″ systems like the Eee PC, Acer Aspire, Dell Mini, etc. #
  • @b3gl You use a laptop, but have you ever tried a netbook? I’m interested in the mix of laptop/netbook/desktop usage people have. Thanks! :) #
  • Thanks all for the netbook usage feedback. Sounds like they’re often used when traveling/away, but no one has gone 100% netbook yet. Hmmm… #
  • You netbook users, what is it that keeps you from using it as your 100% full time only computer? What other computers do you have? #
  • @philips But you can use an external keyboard and hard drive when you need it. Would that change how you feel about netbooks? #
  • @blath Power/performance limitations are a real factor. As is strict privacy of files. Small devices are more likely to be stolen. #
  • @jakeludington But what about hooking up to an external monitor, with better resolution? Would that make a difference? #
  • I’m working out a “grand unified theory” of cloud computing and the devices we use for it. Should be interesting – will post when ready. :-) #
  • @jarvitron Good points (better 3G/wifi handoff and fast standby). Though my Eee PC 901 stands by in about 3 seconds. Pretty quick, to me. #
  • @jen I agree. Who wants to be limited to just one computer? 1 computer per company -> 1 per household -> 1 per person -> multiples. #
  • @MightySquid But you can hook up to an external monitor. Why not do that? (not trying to argue, really asking why not :-) #
  • I have my own reasons for why I don’t just use a netbook 100% of the time, but I’m holding back, want to hear what you think first. #
  • New must-use tool for web creators: smush.it takes a page, optimizes the images, and gives them to you in a zip file. Make your page faster! #
  • Smush.it is from Yahoo, and has a great Firefox Extension, or you can optimize the images by URL or upload. Unfortunate URL: smushit.com :-) #
  • @RickBakas http://www.smushit.com. Too bad they didn’t get http://smush.it :-) #
  • @jakeludington But isn’t lugging a big laptop around for “when you need it” the same as driving a giant SUV without passengers? 😉 #
  • @hangry I don’t know, but apparently smus eat images, and, um, emit them in a reduced form. :-) #
  • @jakeludington The HP MiniNote 2133 runs 1280×760. Too bad it has a Via processor, instead of Atom, though. 😉 #
  • @jakeludington Which is why my fingers are crossed for an Atom-based version of the HP Mini-Note some day. :-) #
  • Booting Ubuntu Mobile on the Asus R2H. So far, gets past the Ubuntu logo, and sits at a black screen… :-( #
  • @jakeludington No one seems to be sure which CPU is in the Vivienne Tam model of the MiniNote, but one can hope for Atom! :-) #
  • @bljarv is showing me his Hackintosh Acer Aspire One. OS X FLIES on this thing. That does it. I need a Hackintosh Eee PC 1000H! :-) #
  • Recovering my sister in law’s computer after Vista SP1 nuked it (just like everyone in this 6 page thread @ms): http://tinyurl.com/3qa7vc #
  • @Yasumoto Actually, I’m booted into Ubuntu to recover the data (photos, docs, etc.), then we’re going to blow it away and re-Vista it. :-) #
  • Rescuing 25GB of data off of a dead Vista PC 8 GB at a time, over USB, is SLOW. :-( #
  • And now, on the last 1.5GB, Ubuntu decides to stop recognizing my flash drive. Long reboot from DVD, we’ll see if that fixes it… #
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