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”

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”

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”

Netbooks Are Like Dumbphones

I should start this with a definition – a ‘dumbphone’ is not meant to be derogatory, but rather a description of any phone not classified as a ‘smartphone’ (see where the dumb- comes from?). One of the key ‘features’ of a dumbphone, for most people, is that it’s *not* a smartphone. It doesn’t try toContinue reading “Netbooks Are Like Dumbphones”

My Desk, AKA Central Command

As a blogger/online journalist, one of the most important things is my desk. While I can (and often do) work from just my laptop while travelling or too lazy to go into my office, my desk is where I go when I need to get some serious work done, and where I spend most ofContinue reading “My Desk, AKA Central Command”

I’m Now A Mac User

One of the things that really made the Dell Mini 9 appealing to me (especially since I already have a Fujitsu P1610) is the fact that it’s supposedly one of the easiest netbooks to ‘hackintosh.’ A hackintosh is a non-Apple computer that is outfitted with an unofficial copy of Apple’s OS X operating system. AsContinue reading “I’m Now A Mac User”

Holy Battery Life Batman!

I’ve never really thought too much about my laptop’s battery life. The XPS gets better length than my old Gateway MX6956, but it’s still limited to the ~3hour time frame, which isn’t anything impressive. When I got the Fujitsu P1610, I thought for sure I could go a bit longer without a charge, but theContinue reading “Holy Battery Life Batman!”