Now have a USB powered 320 GB external HD. Cost only $100 or so and it is light enough to keep with the laptop. Means I can be backing up easily daily. The old external HD was a big clunker and unreliable.
Finally got my laptop bluetoothing with my Blackberry. Can now sychronise it without needing the cord. Yay.
As it was on sale for $25, finally got a webcam. Will be good for skypeing with friends overseas. My curiousity got the better of me and tried chatroulette briefly. I got to see more male genitalia than even Annabel Chong could handle. Don’t think I will return!
Am getting moderately excited about the iPad. While I generally prefer to read books the old fashioned way, I can see how great it will be for students who can dump all their textbooks into it. Also would be great for lengthy trips – no more having to lug a dozen books in my suitcase.
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dime – my experience with Ebooks is that it’s more difficult to browse through, however there are definite advantages such as being able to search for keywords and internal links, plus it remembers your page. Aside from that, it is all down to the computer screen you’re reading off.
I got a 1Tb external drive for $99 at DSE on Thursday. They sold out in 3 minutes. Have used it to save the photos documents and music from my old desktop that keeps rebooting at random intervals (would go for up to 15 mins and then reboot).
Looking back from the outside into a country with Third-World Internet access (NZ) it’s weird to see people talking about backups.
Seriously, an external hard disk? A hardware device. A physical lump of stuff that you have to carry around but can’t keep with your laptop (laptop + backup in the same place = no backup). With at most, 18 months of trustworthiness (half of a three-year warranty) and then you need to BUY ANOTHER ONE.
I back up all my data to online storage. I’ve got about 300Gb of critical data backed up. I think my last monthly bill was about five hundred. Cents.