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New laptop - episode 2

April 5, 2006Categories: Hardware, Random
.. or in other words, "why, oh, why I did this to myself"... First, the generics. I'm parametrising the distros I've tried so far and then I'll explain what's my setup now. Several parameters of outside interest are monitored: Sound: If the sound works out of the box or if I had something done to it…

New laptop - episode 1

April 5, 2006Categories: Hardware, Random
Well, finally I've got myself a new laptop: a Sony SZ1XP. Great machine overall, but with several bad points. One should ponder if these points are really bad... First, the good points: Great screen . And I mean this. I've looked upon a large number of screens in my life, and this is the best LCD I…


March 22, 2006Categories: Hardware, Random
Well, I've got finally fixated on a laptop. To make my life miserable, I've picked up a top of the range sony vaio (the SZ1XP/C to be precise). It's supposed to have a life of 5-7 hours which is good for me when travelling to Milan. It's also a Sony, which means that lots of it's features are not…


March 22, 2006Category: Random
On Sunday I've been to a concert of Anouar Brahem Trio. Himself on oud (aka some sor of a tunisian/arab guitar), piano and accordion. Brilliant. The soloes were impressive and the guys showed their skills. Personally I was blown away by the accordion guy who played a vew minutes' solo with lots of…

Testing laptops

February 27, 2006Categories: Hardware, Random
Friday I went to Milan and I got into Fnac there. I got the chance to feel some of the laptops and here are my impressions about things: Sony, the 15.4in wide screen Core duos: lovely screen but low resolution; I've been told they last only 3.3 hours. Also the keyboard looks a bit flimsy (read: crap…

Hail to the age of the Laptop

February 27, 2006Categories: Hardware, Random
Interesting reading these days the press on computers... C|Net says laptops are the thing now, core duo is the thing now blah-di-blah. In fairness, this is the age of the laptop. Also, several factors come into place with this one. Here's my take: portability . I'm thinking that it's infinitely…

A laptop survey

January 27, 2006Categories: Hardware, Random
Several weeks since the anouncement of dual cores, and more and more vendors pop up with interesting machines... The latest with reviews would be Sony. The FE series would be (from sonystyle): Intel Core Duo Processor T2500 (2GHz,2MB L2 Cache) DVD+R Double Layer/DVD+-RW Drive 1GB RAM and 120GB hard…

New laptop

January 17, 2006Categories: Hardware, Random
Im hunting for a new laptop these days. Laura's screen went dead just a couple of weeks after the warranty expired and Dell guys were quite unhelpful, asking for a 700Eur to replace the screen on a 900Eur laptop. HA! So there's my perfect excuse: I gave her my X200 and I'm gonna get a new one (after…

A new year...

December 31, 2005Category: Random
...and a new status. I proposed to Laura on Christmas Eve. It's very difficult to create the "perfect moment" in such a night, but I got it towards midnight :) We're very happy and it's going to be very interesting from now on since neither of us knows what's going to happen :)... just the first…

And Pisicu'

July 22, 2005Category: Random
.. and Pisicel must be mentioned today.. otherwise i'm going to hear things for the rest of my life :).. it's a bit annoying being in different parts the way we are now... but we agree that's a temp thing. -- This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog

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