...and other misconceptions I made 07-5-20
2007 May 20

Archive for posts tagged 'technology'

January 29th 2008
It’s good to have a sysadmin at home

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We asked our ISP for a static IP address last week. Don’t worry if you don’t know what that means – it makes things easier if you host stuff from home… and much to our surprise it took them almost a week to make this change. So I was here, K2 was at home and she had to reconfigure the network to make sure everything works.

Thanks, Sweetie – one more of the many reasons why I love you.

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November 25th 2007
Toys, toys, toys

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K2 told me that I needed to stop calling my toys “toys” – otherwise the girls will think that they should be allowed to play with them. Ok, let’s call them “gadgets” – I’ll still think of them as my “toys”.

Anyway, as you might have guessed, I’ve got a new one, and I love it. Seriously. It’s an Asus EeePC. A tiny little sub-sub-sub-notebook. It looks much more like a toy than like a laptop, but it actually has an Intel CPU and enough horsepower to run a neat little Linux distribution. It’s keyboard is basically too small for my fingers, it’s screen is only 7 inches. But it has a solid state disk instead of a harddisk (i.e., no moving parts), is extremely sturdy and still less than two pounds. Way cool.

Did I mention that I’m sitting on the sofa, writing this post using my new toy gadget?

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November 19th 2007
Get them hooked young…

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Apple might be thrilled with this idea. We are reasonably happy with it since this is our current plan for part of the entertainment on the flights to and from Germany. But I still think that an iPod touch in the hands of a three-year-old is cute. Or scary. Or both.

H2 and her iPodH2 and her iPod

And no, they don’t get to play with it unsupervised. Actually, they don’t get to play with it at all. This was just the test run to make sure that they would actually enjoy this – and H2 definitely did.

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