So this is my mobile blogging rig’s inaugural post. I’m using the Wi-Fi at Palmer Park, and writing on the Acer netbook Melanie abandoned when she purchased an iPad.
The battery was pretty much done when I bought it, so I replaced it with a larger one that’ll chug for a reliable four hours, and usually a little longer. I wanted very much to use a Linux distribution, but every one I tried had some significant drawback or another. (Got closest with Ubuntu, but couldn’t ever find a display driver that worked properly.) So, reluctantly, it was back to Windows XP.
But, now the Kindle Fire lurks. If I can find a decent wireless keyboard for it, I may try that instead. However, it might be a tough sell. This machine is quite light, and the keyboard has exceeded my expectations.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether I can come up with anything worth reading blogging on the go (and yes, I realize this doesn’t qualify), or if I need familiar environs. Stay tuned.
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