An E-book reader.
Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.
It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.
todo - there are more notes to be added, I've just been busy/lazy.
This is a low-end low-cost laptop. It was on extreme sale, and as it has USB 3.1 it'll do fine.
Very highly recommended: This thing is awesome in every way. Exception: It's childishly-glossy.
Hardware > Android >
A mobile phone NFC device which provides buttons for macros.
Hardware > Phones >
A very inexpensive yet capable phone.
At a glance, it seems okay. Android and every app I've seen have many UI flaws, but that's not the X20's fault.
After a week of use, I have to say this is a fantastic phone. It's the perfect beginner's smartphone and there's nothing I've done that's been limited in any way whatsoever by its specifications. I have not run out of storage or memory.. not even close. Do note that I haven't played any games, and I probably never will.
I am really ticked that it doesn't have OTG support, so I can't use the microSD for anything but charging. Powering off, pulling my charging dongle out, removing the half-case, removing the battery cover, removing the battery and moving the CD card back and forth is an awful, awful, way for me to edit files.
TODO - import more of its archived text
This is on my list of books to re-read.
Entertainment > Reading >
A book on the history of the demoscene.
This is on history and itself has become a collectable piece of it. I bought and read this years ago.. probably in 2007 or thereabouts.
- aka Freax volume 1. - A brief history of the computer demoscene
- by by Tamas Polgar, aka Tomkatz / Madwizards
- Copyright and published by CWS Verlag
- ISBN (blank)
Available as an e-book.
Whoops, I broke my HP 200LX.. I'll have to get it repaired before I can re-open this project.
NOTE TO SELF - Maybe try to get a 96 MB upgrade. What did I have?
This is just a placeholder page for now.
8086 DOS Clamshell Palmtop
The show was cancelled after two seasons, at which time I stopped caring enough that when I learned it had been un-cancelled I continued to not care.
Entertainment > Television >
A psychologically-disturbed young man's fantasies spiral out of control as he pursues a lunatic's dream for economic anarchy.
Fast and loose. This is one of those shows which tries to cash in on this generation's theme of general discontent. It generally fails. More-or-less entertaining.
For everyday people this is somewhat recommended. For fans of psychological stuff, and anti-corporatism, this is somewhat recommended. For people who know enough about computers but don't like psychological stuff or anti-corporatism, I do not recommend this.
The Chain of Trust >
Various notes on using passwords and passphrases.
Random notes regarding real-world security