Introduce my new toy — a Lenovo ThinkPad T410. I have been a Dell man for the last 10 years — having a total of 3 Dell laptops (Inspiron 8000, Latitude D600 and Latitude D630). Well now I am having a change and migrated off Malaysian product to Chinese product :) Built quality is probably [...]
Bought a new toy today off eBay. Yes, the ASUS Eee PC 701 with 4GB SSD and 512MB RAM, for a bit over 400 bucks second hand. First impressions: Small. Not tiny, but very small. The above picture shows its size comparing to my Dell Latitude D630. Booting up and shutting down is fast. Very [...]
All right. I guess everyone has seen the new MacBook Air when Mr. Stevie pulled it out from the brown paper bag. Wow, it is thin! According to the Apple website, MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don’t lose inches and pounds overnight. It’s the result of rethinking conventions. [...]
How many pairs of hinges does your laptop need? You know what a hinge on the laptop is? Yup, that thing which holds the LCD screen from the base of your laptop computers. Usually you just need one pair for each computer. Then why is someone trying to sell 5 pairs on eBay? Probably because [...]
How did you spend your ANZAC day? Last night I have built a new computer for Anna, and here it is:
SMH: Australia Trials Low-Cost Laptop. Such a misleading title from the Heralds! The article talked about someone liaising with Australian local governments for trials of OLPC, but (1) no response from the actual government body, and (2) no response from the actual OLPC group/distributor. I thought OLPC was initially developed for 3rd world and developing [...]
A RAID mis-configuration yesterday completely corrupted the hard disk on my poor old home server (yes, I know, again!!). And the reiserfsck rebuild just shuffle everything into lost-found, but since all files are now renamed to their inode number without extensions, it is now almost impossible to recover them. Wasn’t a good start yesterday morning.