October 15th, 2009 | brainjuice
And bugger me it’s chilly out here today. I am brought to you by the power of Google Chrome on an Eee 901. If you’re on a similar machine and are noticing unusual slowdowns and heavy battery use while using Firefox to read or write on the web, get it off your machine and install Chrome. All fixed.
I was worried for a while there that I’d need new kit. I mean, I carry too many devices as it is, these days. The time when I could travel with a Treo, a foldaway keyboard and an mp3 player are long gone — and even then, I wished for push email. Now I carry a (dying) Nokia N95 8GB, a Blackberry Curve, a Sony 32GB mp3 player and this Eee, in a canvas Whitechapel bag ganked from Avatar. (And if there are any of those left, I imagine they’ll be offered for sale on FREAKANGELS tomorrow.)
It’s possible that I could work on the new Nokia N900, if they’ve got the apps ecosystem sorted and the outboard-keyboard system isn’t weirded out the way it was on the N800 tablet (it refused to recognise so many keys that I couldn’t produce work on it with any efficiency), but I discovered years ago that having to answer a phone call on the same portable device you’re writing on can get a bit annoying. It’s all gotten a bit complicated. Also, I’m starting to get app envy whenever I look at iPhone 3GS ads.
Anyway. All of which is to say, I’m finishing up at the pub, and will be back later.
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