Thursday, February 21, 2008

blogging from the wee computer

I haven't had much time (actually, none at all) to work with my Asus Eee PC 4G since it arrived. In that time, however, two profs and my best pal all bought one (the latter for her ma-in-law, but she was going to keep it for herself if it "didn't work out"...) and have used theirs more than I have mine.

A lot of the hacking I want to do involves updating the system, and that requires an internet connection...and that's one of the issues: getting this thing working with the WSU VPN so I can use that connection. Can't use the connection at home because my cable provider works off MAC addresses and I just didn't want to call them and deal with that. So, I had to wait until I had a moment to sneak off to an open WiFi place—in this instance, the coffeeshop downtown. The wireless works like a charm and I've already begun to update packages and configure things the way I like them (hello, KDE desktop!)

Of course, the ultimate reason for having this wee computer is the enhanced productivity. Isn't it ironic, then, that I'm blogging from a coffeeshop? I should be taking notes while sitting in the MASC, or giving a presentation in class. All in due time...