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  • 5:31 am on November 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Rehearsal Assistant recording "Nov 29, 2010 5:24:47 AM" 

    Download now or listen on posterous

    audio_1.3gp (235 KB)

    Recording 1
    start time: Nov 29, 2010 5:24:47 AM
    end time: Nov 29, 2010 5:27:17 AM
    filename: /mnt/sdcard/urbanstew.RehearsalAssistant/1/audio_1.3gp

    Recorded using Rehearsal Assistant. http://urbanstew.org/rehearsalassistant/

    (sent from my htc EVO 4G phone)
    Yongho Kim, Cell 213.973.3330 gTalk yokima@gmail.com twitter.com/yonghokim

  • 12:02 am on November 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    shopping for a 10"-11" laptop 

    the market became too granular!

    what i need:

    • faster CPU than the stock Atom
    • Bluetooth

    what would be nice

    • ubuntu compatibility + some form of 3D accel (compiz)
    • fit in the 10″ netbook bag i bought a month ago+fit w/o bag in the front pocket of my backpack


    $370 eeepc 1015PEM-PU17
    $30 2GB DDR3
    $0 case
    cheap, fast CPU (atom dual core), new model, long battery (8-10 hours actual time) ubuntu works, not sure about standby mode. can’t recycle my eeepc’s 2GB DDR2. i don’t like the feeling of doing a tiny minor upgrade from the eeepc 901 which I purchased at a higher price 2 years ago. ii’s 10″

    $420 Aspire 1410 (the $320 deal is GONE!). US version of 1810T, almost same
    $15 bluetooth module
    $0 2GB DDR2 (from old eeepc 901)
    $20 case
    cheap, HDMI out, even faster CPU (Intel ULV), ubuntu tested. will the bluetooth mod work? will it get detected?

    $550 used Aspire 1810T (the $500 price is GONE!) European first version, 1410 equivalent
    $20 case
    if it’s used, will the HDD or batteries suffer? is a used laptop at $550 worth it these days? also released on early-mid 2009. may be hard to find parts if anything breaks

    $700 Aspire 1830T-3721
    (the 3927 model selling for $600 doesn’t have BT+$20 BT module)
    really good computer, at really high price. BT is not detected on ubuntu

    after the hard drive dies, (or if it turns out to be too slow), I plan on replacing the hard drive with a SSD. The cheapest one out there seems to be:
    +$110 60GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2
    I missed Crucial’s $64 64GB M225 SSD post thanksgiving sale :(

    Nice options out there:

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