Computers & Optimism – Then vs Now

Looking back at the optimism I felt about computers and technology when I was young

New Year, Another New Computer

It’s been 7 years since my last new computer, and so I decided it was time to finally bite the bullet and not only upgrade, but build a new computer myself. The last two of my computers were pre-built PCs, bought mainly because in both cases I didn’t have the time to invest in selecting…… Continue reading New Year, Another New Computer

New Laptop

After an extended power outage forced me to work from my netbook, I realized it’s time for me to get a proper laptop – and this is what I ended up with.

USB Insanity

A look at the absolutely insane number of USB devices I have hanging off my computer, and the fact that there never seem to be enough ports!

Bringing back the classic “netbook remix” in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

How to bring back the old-style “netbook remix” user interface in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.