I'm posting again!
also, it supposedly helps to update a blog regularly if you want it to succeed.
Not much new today, although there was a humourous moment in which it was decided that being unable to see the end of the lineup was grounds for NOT seeing the Sistine chapel. Also, a hot, humid, and somewhat pointless trip to a closed Apple store, in search of a power adapter for a Macbook. All in a day's stay in Roma!
Speaking of notebooks, I'm really, really hoping to accrue a little cash and then indulge in some serious D-I-Y shenanigans involving myself, a barebones notebook, the requisite parts, and a whole tube of thermal grease. The only immediate problem is, of course, accruing "a little" cash to do this. I am in the midst of drafting (on paper, of all things) a post about my reasons for wanting a laptop, and the larger ramifications of being connected 24/7. Expect to read it upon my return. In the meantime, I have a decision to make. It is now possible to buy a barebones notebook which will support desktop s775 processors (dual-core only it seems, but then it could be but a BIOS update away from mobile quad-core support). The obvious question is that of performance vs. battery life. The power user in me screams for mobile overclocking, but then I would be condemning myself to an endless search for electrical outlets. Mobility seems the obvious solution for a notebook, but if I'm going to buy a Core 2 (and as little a chance there is of my getting money enough to buy one, there is NO chance of accumulating the pile o' simoleons required for two!) I sure as hell want to push it to the MAX. Notebook owners sound off, if you please... with your current experience in mind, what factors are "The Big Ones" with respect to your tote-able little sex machines (or clunky luggables)?
Zyzzyva, I'm looking at you and your luscious macbook pro...
LOUD and PROUD, dammit!