2015 Nov 11, 9:42 2015 Feb 18, 3:33
"hey, is that a new Lenovo laptop you've got there?" "well, sort of. it's pre-owned."
2012 Jun 18, 1:07
The Verge has the best earliest coverage of the Microsoft Surface press conference and pretty photos.
Microsoft Surface event 2012: everything you need to know
2009 Dec 11, 5:13
"A real true history lesson: Before there were laptops, everyone had to carry entire desktop computers to class. Before there were desktops, they had to lug typewriters. Before that, everyone just
tried real hard to remember stuff. Ask your grandparents!"
2009 Oct 5, 8:44
Brief history of the Luddites. "Are we all Luddites now? ... If you are reading this essay on your laptop or iPhone, chances are that you aren't an unemployed weaver staring starvation in the face."
Also: "The Luddites didn't oppose technology; they opposed the sudden collapse of their industry, which they blamed in part on new weaving machines." So the TV and newspaper associations and Rupert
Murdoch are Luddites.
2009 Jun 30, 5:50
"Thank you for posting on Microsoft Answers Forum. If we understand your question correctly, there is no possible way that copying files or installing programs is increasing the weight of your
laptop. Also, the same with your Xbox, downloading games from the Arcade will not increase the weight of your Game Console. Just to explain a little bit more..." lolz ensue
2009 Jun 19, 3:27
You must wonder if Bruce Schneier is having trouble selling his laptop just because he's Bruce Schneier and he announced his sale on his blog. I thought his description was funny though: "But I still
want to sell the computer, and I am pissed off at what is essentially a denial-of-service attack." A scam or attack to you or me is at worst a DoS to Bruce Schneier.
2009 Feb 7, 10:39
On my laptop at work I often get mail with attached files the application for which I only have installed on my main computer. Tired of having to save the file on the laptop and then find it on the
network via my other computer, I wrote remoteopen two nights ago. With this I open the file on my laptop and remoteopen sends it to be opened on
my main computer. Overkill for this issue but it felt good to write a quick tool that solves my problem.
2008 Oct 22, 12:54
Electronic devices shouldn't fail, they should just sit wherever I place them and work forever. A while back my home web server started failing so I moved over to a real web hosting service. And
this was the home web server I built from pieces Eric gave me after my previous one died during the big power failure the year before. The power socket on my old laptop has come undone from the
motherboard so that it can no longer be powered. Just a week or two ago my Xbox 360 stopped displaying video. The CPU fan on my media center died. I also want to put my camera and GPS in this list,
but the camera died due to accidentally turning on in my pocket and the GPS was stolen so those aren't the devices just arbitrarily failing.
2008 Sep 23, 2:15
The names in the following anecdote have been changed. Except for my name
I got a new laptop a while back. I had it in my office and Tim came in to ask me something but paused when he saw my laptop. "Oh, is this one of those new touch screen laptops?" he asked, the whole
time moving his hand towards my laptop and punctuating his sentence by pressing his finger to the screen. "No" I responded.
Walking down a hallway I heard Winston, one of our managers, say, "Hey Tim!" Winston catches up to me and asks, "Are you almost done with the XYZ bug?" I realized Winston was talking to me and got
my name wrong but I figured I'll ignore it and perhaps he'll realize his mistake. Winston continued "I just talked with some people who say they're blocked and waiting for Tim to finish the XYZ
bug." "Dave" I said helpfully attempting to diplomatically correct Winston since he apparently hadn't realized his error. "No, it was Jeremy and Bill." Winston said naming the people he had talked
to who were waiting for me to fix the XYZ bug. At this point I decided it would be easier to just answer his question and end the conversation than to get into this whole thing. As far as I know,
Winston has not gotten my name wrong at any other time.
2008 Jul 17, 5:39
DIY instructions on making a flash drive that looks like a cut up USB cable: "Holy crap-- somebody just went and TORE MY FREAKING USB CABLE IN HALF while it was still attached to my laptop!!! No--
wait-- sorry. That's just my USB drive. My bad. Never mind
2007 Aug 27, 10:35
Article on laptops in meetings by Dean Hachamovitch my GPM. I knew the people in that photo before they were in an article in NY Times.
2007 Aug 6, 4:07
I've moved from my previous apartment in Redmond into Sarah's condo in Kirkland. Over the past week I'd been coming home from work and packing and sorting all of my belongings. Everything had a few
- Sarah's condo
- My office
I donated two carts of computer related junk (two CRTs, two desktops, six laptops, untold number of cables, piles of network and sound cards, etc) to RE-PC
six garbage bags of clothing that I either never wear or into which I have worn holes into friendly looking clothing donation bins. Of course I still need to find some place to get rid of my 15 inch
CRT TV, VCR, DVD player, and X-Box. I finally emptied my bags of coins that had been collecting for about seven years (one of the bags was from my college orientation) through Coinstar and got ~$160.
Some items seemed to fit very well at work like my satirical RIAA propaganda poster
and my Darth Vader Nutcracker
. This past weekend I had movers come and actually move my furniture. Most of its now in storage except for
my living room which is moved into Sarah's second bedroom. Now all I have to do is unpack...
2007 Mar 15, 11:27
Article describing the One Laptop Per Child interface. I hadn't seen the collaborative browsing before. Looks neat.