Initial Thoughts On The Asus EeePC 1000HE

I spent the better part of Wednesday night tinkering with, setting up, and exploring the Asus EeePC 1000HE, and wanted to record some of my first reactions. Most of this is coming from the perspective of the Dell Mini 9, as that was the previous netbook that I had. First off, the 1000HE has someContinue reading “Initial Thoughts On The Asus EeePC 1000HE”

Windows 7 Release Candidate Experience Thus Far

I’m no stranger to Windows 7 – I’ve been running one of the early betas on a few computers for a while now, but have resisted shifting the whole house over until the Release Candidate was available. I got ahold of the release candidate this weekend, and spent pretty much all of Saturday installing itContinue reading “Windows 7 Release Candidate Experience Thus Far”

Trying Things Differently Often Leads To Discovery

Discovering different and new ways to use technology is something I really enjoy doing. Whether it’s a new application for my smartphone, a new WordPress plugin that simplifies a task, or whatever, it’s always good to think outside the box to find new, potentially better ways to do something. For instance, a few minutes ago,Continue reading “Trying Things Differently Often Leads To Discovery”

Why Would You Want The CrunchPad?

New images of a nearly-finished CrunchPad came out from Michael Arrington recently, and I’m sorry, I recognize the idea of the thing is good, but I just can’t see a market for it. If you don’t know, the CrunchPad is a project from Michael Arrington, of TechCrunch. Fed up with MIDs, Michael decided he wantedContinue reading “Why Would You Want The CrunchPad?”

I’m Going To SXSWi

I’m going to South by Southwest this coming weekend, more specifically the Interactive….part? If you don’t know what the heck South by Southwest (SXSW) is, you can get more info here. Basically, it’s a conference for social media people, from what I understand. I like Social Media, so I’m going. I’m renting a car, drivingContinue reading “I’m Going To SXSWi”

How To Fix The Dell Mini 9’s Keyboard

One of my biggest complaints about the Dell Mini 9, especially coming from the Fujitsu P1610, is the keyboard layout. For some silly reason, Dell moved the apostrophe key down on the bottom row, by the arrow keys. This is quite a popular key in the English language, and I use it often, so it’sContinue reading “How To Fix The Dell Mini 9’s Keyboard”