Sunday, July 19, 2009

Exam Week

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Strawberry Gelato

I just made strawberry gelato and it turned out amazing. Pictures and recipe to come (after all I need an excuse to do it again).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Garfield Minus.....John?

I'm sure many of you have seen or heard of Garfield Minus Garfield. About a week or so ago a Garfield comic ran in the newspaper that once I saw it, I immediately decided it should be a "Garfield Minus John"

I finally got around to firing up GIMP this morning to do some editing and I must say, I'm quite pleased with the results.

"When there's snow on the ground, I like to pretend I'm walking on clouds."
-Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005

Palm Pre. Again.

Whatever you do, don't watch the CNET video review of the Palm Pre. I made that mistake and now I'm even more tempted to hold off getting a new phone for a few months so that I can give Verizon more money than I already do.

[via CNET]

"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority." -Thomas H. Huxley

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Palm Pre News

I just want to say "Thank you!" to Palm. More like an incoherent "thankyouthankyouthankyou", but I'm not the sort of person who would feel giddy about a phone (which I probably can't afford) coming to Verizon (whose data plan I probably can't afford).

[via Engadget]

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable." -H.L. Mencken

Intel Pineview

I've been considering getting an Asus Eee PC. While I was debating which model I wanted to get (mostly between the 1000HA and 1000HE), I noticed that they had two different chipsets. The HA comes with the Intel Atom N270 chipset, while the HE is available with either the N270 or the N280 chipset. Curious, I began to research the difference between the two. As far as I could tell the N280 is slightly more expensive than the N270 but offered improved speed and the ability to decode HD video as well as slight energy savings. But then a rabbit hole appeared, and curious to know what lay beyond I took the plunge.

Pineview. That's all I have to say. Well not quite, but that's the crux of the "problem". From what I can tell Pineview, the code name for the up and coming Atom chipset, is going to be cheaper than both the N270 and N280 and better in every way. On top of that, it would appear that the N280 is being discontinued due to lack of demand. Products sporting Pineview aren't due to drop until at least September though. So I can either jump now and get the N280 while it's still out there, or put off a much needed purchase until fall.

Of course then there's the other dilemma, should I really be looking at netbooks if I'm in need of a primary computer?

Places I got info:

...and for those of you interested in keeping up on the latest Pineview news:

Edit: More Pineview info from InsideTech.

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
-Bill Gates

Thursday, May 28, 2009