I just got meself a new computer. I think this is the first time ever that I have had a brand new computer. It is an ASUS Eee PC 1001P-MU17-BK, and I must say, for the price, I have never seen better reviews. So far it does everything I could possibly need a netbook to do. so far it’s using 10% of the battery an hour, which means it would be good for a full 9 hours on heavy constant use. I’ve been watching videos and using image heavy software, and installing and deleting software… It’s certainly satisfying to finally use a windows computer that is designed to be used. My faith was not misplaced! One of the few negative reviews of this little sprite(which is what I named it) was that the keyboard seems a little flimsy. It is a little noisy for my liking, but I love the arrangement of the keyboard. The function key finally has a purpose, and for my small hands, everything is right there. The mouse button is a little stiff, but you can also click with the pad itself, so it hasn’t slowed me down too much. Asus knows what they are doing. Also, the multi touch functionality of the trackpad is awesome. Everything works smoothly, and being able to zoom in and out with the track pad is pretty cool. To improve the work flow of this little demon, I have also added Dexpot for virtual desktop effects. It works quickly and adds a large amount of desktop space for such a small screen. So far I’m happy with it.
In other news, I am planning to soon redesign this sight. I don’t plan to redesign the graphics necessarily (maybe widen the content area) but I do want to run the whole thing on the wordpress engine instead of just my blog. I’m thinking it will be my first experiment in creating an entirely original wordpress theme… or who knows, maybe I’ll use drupal instead so I can start familiarizing myself. Ah well, just giving a heads up that some things are going to be changing around here. Also, I intend to turn this whole site more into my hub than an advertisement of my skills. It should end up being really cool when I have the time to do it.