Week 23: Christmas and Low-end Computing

A screenshot of my laptop showing the minimal and spartan user interface.

Tagalog Version


I’m in Maryland right now spending time with my family. It’s relaxing over here. Aside from catching up and hanging out with family, I got to convince some of them to go stargazing and birdwatching with me!

We’re in a wooded area, so there are a ton of birds around here. I couldn’t visually see all of them, but I did see tufted titmice, american robins, carolina chickadees, and cardinals. It’s amazing how much detail I can see using 15x binoculars.

Low-end Computing

I’ve been using my EeePC exclusively for almost a month now! I’m surprised at how well it’s holding up. To be fair, I’m only using it for personal tasks (blogging, journaling, budgeting, reading, retrogaming, emailing, and HyperCard-ing), but I’m still surprised that I can live with just 800MHz! Ok, maybe not all the time. It does go up to 1600MHz when it’s plugged in, but I often use it unplugged so it’s usually at 800MHz.

A screenshot of my laptop showing the minimal and spartan user interface.
The minimalist user interface of OpenBSD running cwm.

It takes a lot of work to adapt to these tiny constraints, but the size (10-inch laptop), the price (I got it for $40 online), and the thought that I prevented this laptop from being dumped and forgotten in some drawer makes up for it.

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