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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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  • 17:37 Greetings from my new netbook. So far, it seems like a good purchase: a computer I can take in places I'm scared to take my Tablet. #
  • 19:02 This is a day of new tech toys. I absolutely love this new camera from Woot- it has a MUCH more practical interface than the previous one. #
  • 19:10 Tricky Pixie is so much fun to watch. Not only are they excellent musicians, they're just fun people, on stage as well as off. #
  • 19:31 This concert does make me glad I brought earplugs. The volume becomes comfortable with them- so it would be quite painful without. #
  • 20:38 Betsy's cello comes through more clearly over the speakers when she doesn't accidentally have the microphone off. #
  • 21:16 QOTD: "Can you imagine all of us at airport security at the same time?" -- S. J. Tucker, referring to the entire audience #
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The variation of Acer Aspire One with 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, and Windows XP Home. As much as I'm viscerally averse to XP Home in general, it seems to be meeting my needs for this little machine and I may have no pressing reason to swap it out- well, at least for XP Pro, although I intend to repartition the drive and shove a pre-beta version of Windows 7 on 1/3 of it.

...And, like every other netbook out there, no optical drive. My Windows Home Server, the presence of the generous hard drive (since this isn't going to get a local copy of my media library; I have my Zune for that), and about $30 of softtware traditionally used for piracy (but which I will be using entirely legally) will be making up for that. Alcohol 52% is a good bit cheaper than an actual USB optical drive; I'm surprised the prices on those are still at $60 and $70, although netbooks may in and of themselves be driving up demand and therefore cost.

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