Review: ThinkGeek Glowing Keyboard Stickers

In an attempt to make myself hate my 1000HE less (and make my current toys last longer), I ordered the Glowing Keyboard Stickers from ThinkGeek recently. One of the requirements for my next netbook is that it has a backlit keyboard, so I figured a set of stickers would be the next best thing. IContinue reading “Review: ThinkGeek Glowing Keyboard Stickers”

Exploring Ubuntu Blogging Solutions

Since I don’t have a valid Windows 7 license for my Asus 1000HE, I’ve decided to use Ubuntu Netbook Remix on this netbook, and I’m starting to really enjoy it. Of course, there are a few applications that I’m sorely missing, especially Windows Live Writer, but overall it’s been an enjoyable little experiment. As such,Continue reading “Exploring Ubuntu Blogging Solutions”

Best Buy Carrying The Nokia Booklet 3G Is Brilliant

Today we found out that Best Buy will be the exclusive carrier for the Nokia Booklet 3G in the U.S., offering it with an AT&T contract ($60/month for 5GB of data transfer, unless Nokia somehow convinced AT&T to give a discount with it, which I doubt). There’s no official word on the pricing as ofContinue reading “Best Buy Carrying The Nokia Booklet 3G Is Brilliant”

I’ve Been Distro-Surfing

Over the course of the last 3 days, I’ve checked out plain-jane Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Jolicloud Alpha2, and EasyPeasy v1.5 on my Asus 1000HE EeePC. This is, apparently, also referred to as ‘distro-surfing’. At the end, I’m left with EasyPeasy, for a few reasons. For starters, all three of these versions of Linux are essentiallyContinue reading “I’ve Been Distro-Surfing”

Why I Don’t Use Linux On My Netbooks

One thing that I’m asked about all the time is why I run Windows on my netbooks. Given how much I work in the browser (and Firefox is available for all platforms) it would seem that Linux would be a no-brainer on a netbook. Unfortunately, it’s not, and here’s why: there are too many options.Continue reading “Why I Don’t Use Linux On My Netbooks”

Hands-On With The Nokia Booklet 3G

Last night I had the chance to spend some time with the Nokia Booklet 3G, Nokia’s new netbook, and I have to say – it’s dang impressive. Comparing side-by-side to my trusty Asus 1000HE, the Booklet 3G is smaller, lighter, and built *much* more solidly. It’s also alot sexier, thanks to the aluminum body andContinue reading “Hands-On With The Nokia Booklet 3G”

I’m Traveling Again

I’m traveling again, this time to Stuttgart, Germany, for Nokia World 2009. Normally, Nokia World takes place in December, so the earlier event dates will definitely make the weather a bit more bearable. I’m traveling quite gadget-heavy, as well, which is nothing unusual. For starters, I’m bringing 2 laptops. I realize that might be aContinue reading “I’m Traveling Again”

New EeePC 1000HE Skin From 3acp

While I really love the deep blue color that I picked out for my Asus EeePC 1000HE, unfortunately, the finish is super-high-gloss, and is a terrible fingerprint magnet. Also, while the 10.1-inch display is matte, the 1-inch thick bezel around it is high-gloss, which defeats the purpose of a matte display entirely. As such, IContinue reading “New EeePC 1000HE Skin From 3acp”

Laptop Keyboard Backlights Should Be Standard

When I worked at Nokia, I was given a Lenovo Thinkpad as my work laptop. I don’t recall the exact model or anything, it was merely a work machine. However, one thing that really stuck out to me as a brilliant feature was a little tiny light nestled into the bezel around the display. WithContinue reading “Laptop Keyboard Backlights Should Be Standard”

A Few Weeks With The Asus EeePC 1000HE

It’s been several weeks since I got my Asus EeePC 1000HE, and I’ve had a chance to use it quite a bit. I’ve also noticed a few things that have surfaced since I posted my first impressions, that I wanted to share. First, there are 2 Fn keys, one on either side of the keyboard.Continue reading “A Few Weeks With The Asus EeePC 1000HE”