New Tech / Toy
My laptop died a few months back, as the battery was a bit loose and lost connection while I was updating the Ubuntu OS. It bricked, sadly. So I’ve been looking at getting a replacement, but putting it off because I had a work laptop to hold me over. I decided to try an alternative, and got a Nexus 7 tablet instead.
It’s kind of awesome. I only need a device to surf the Internet and check email; everything else is kind of peripheral. So far, its serving me well, although I fear if the battery will be able to hold up with the heavy use I have planned. I’ve had poor battery luck / habits / training but maybe this will change. The lightness of traveling without a laptop is extremely pleasant, and enough reason for me to seriously consider not getting a replacement laptop at all, so long as I have an employer laptop for actual work.
I’m finally getting into apps as well. It is interesting seeing such a diverse ecosystem of specialized software to focus on things that a general browser can do. I’m not sure if this is good or bad for innovation, but I see why things have developed this way. I actually bought my first app yesterday; everything else I have on the tablet or have on my phone have been free apps. It’s for the holidays at the in-laws, and to make up for the fact that as a 6-year old I declined my grandpa’s offer to buy me a Nintendo (because I realized I would spend too much time on it, oddly mature everyone said at the time). So now I get to share in the nostalgia everyone has for Final Fantasy III, and yes I am loving the old-school hardcore RPG difficulty.
Happy Christmakwanzaukkah everyone.
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