After using it a couple of days…
This device has definitely grown on me for sure. I like it’s portability and ease of use.
There’s a couple of issues that I’ve had to find work arounds for. First, in connectbot, I couldn’t use !@#$%^&*() from the keyboard… The * is very important when doing things in bash as well as $. :P
That’s been resolved by using a port/fork of the project that someone else used.
Also, depending on what site I’ll be on determines which browser I’ll be using.
I know it sounds silly, but some don’t support Flash (such as Chrome), and others are a complete B**** to copy/paste from.
Others display some sites better than others.
I wish there was just one REALLY good browser that supports all the keyboard shortcuts and flash. Chrome would be perfect if it would ever support Flash.
My allergies have been driving me crazy lately. I’ve been sneezing since I’ve been at my parents house which I don’t fully understand. In my bedroom, I have an airfilter that’s cleaning the air… I wonder if it’s something outside or inside that’s causing the issue/s.
I’ll be moving my desktop this weekend whenever I go back to Westbury. I think that’s an official statement of my living situation. I’ve noticed that once a geek moves their desktop, they’ve officially moved somewhere. I asked my friend if he was ok with it, and he said yes… So… I think I’ve moved to Westbury.
Since my TV is malfunctioning, I’ve given my mom my Roku and my Logitech Harmony remote… She’s diggin Netflix. However, since she’s using my account, I’ll need to get her an account sometime soon so that my and her recommendations don’t conflict with each other. Also, I had to remove a few things from the Instant Queue before she logged in. :)
I don’t have a lot of things… The most important material things were my phone, my laptop, and my desktop. I’ve gotten rid of the laptop by replacing it with the Asus tablet/whatever you want to call it, and am moving my desktop. My phone is also an important thing to me because it’s what keeps me in touch with the world when I’m isolated at work.
I’m considering moving a bed into the room that I’m staying in that’s larger than a twin size. The main reason is that the twin doesn’t have a lot of room, obviously. However, I’m going to need to organize the room, so I might go back early so that I can get the room organized in a better fashion for it to be ready for more long term residency.
Thank g-d my friend has a garage and storage shed. I don’t think there’s much that we can put in the shed since it’s exposed to the elements, but it’s definitely cool to have extra storage.
Since I’ll be moving my desktop into that room, I won’t be getting a TV for a while… If I do, I’ll use it as a second monitor since everything I watch is via the network or Internet.
I wonder what it’ll be like when I start school again. I know that I’ll be able to post in forums, etc… However, I don’t know how much school work / documents I’ll be able to write on this device… so I guess it’ll have to wait until I get home. I can do all my reading on this, and then homework and presentations on the desktop. Work has provided a laptop for me to use while at home if I need to VPN into the office to do any work. I don’t think that they’ll mind if I do SCHOOLWORK on it as long as it’s on personal time. Otherwise, their laptop is just sitting in the carrying case.
I think that the main reason I wanted to switch was that I was tired of carrying around two full size laptops. I went with this one because of its tablet form factor, but I really like using the dock on it for typing. If I’m ever rich, I’ll consider getting a netbook to put Ubuntu on.
I think there’s some hacks out there to put Ubuntu on this, but since I’ll be using it as both, a tablet, and a netbook, I don’t think it’s that good of an idea unless Ubuntu has touch screen abilities, etc.
Hmmmmmm. I’ll definitely research that some more now that I think about it. :)
In the end, a netbook by itself would’ve been cheaper… but I like being able to make selections directly where I want to without using the trackpad. :)
My Nikon D60 died… Well, I’ve read that it can be fixed, but I don’t think that it’s worth the effort. The shutter mechanism keeps failing and you have to manually turn the gears for it to reset it. I’m thinking that I’ll wait a while and buy a new camera once I get back into it or it peeks my interest again.
The device, I’ll call it “The Asus Pad” for short, can do almost everything I “need”… It does everything that I normally did with my laptop. Movies, browsing, blogging, and email… However, I don’t recommend it as a complete replacement for most people. I have SSH and I can RDP to my desktop at home if I need to do other things. :)
I think that’s all that I have to ramble about regarding the device and things happening with moving and replacement of technology…