I couldn’t find any decals I liked, so I bought some black chalkboard paint and painted the old computer I use as a Linux laptop. With a piece of chalk, I can now have a different logo on it whenever I want a new one.
When I put Linux Mint on a few of my computers recently I quickly encountered the words “suspend” and “hibernate” when attempting to put a laptop to sleep:
“What the heck is the difference between Suspend and Hibernate,” I wondered. “I’m used to just having a ‘Sleep’ option on my MacBook Pro.”
This is a nice article on the best Linux laptops of 2016, including what to look out for in graphics chips and other hardware issues. As I become more disgruntled with Apple and the direction of Macs and MacOS, I thought I’d start looking for a Linux laptop.
I wouldn’t want to use a 9” tablet as a laptop all the time, but sometimes at night I use my Nexus 9 with a Bluetooth keyboard to type some notes or start writing some code I plan to work on the next day. I don’t use many apps, just a decent Android text editor I found.
Pros: Using the touchscreen to scroll and place the cursor. Copy and paste isn’t too bad.
Cons: The small display and keyboard.
(In the image, the word “catain” was supposed to be “captain.”)
MacBook Air carrying cases and sleeves: I recently bought a MacBook Air, and while there are a lot of nice things about it, an unusual thing about it is that it creates a dilemma about how to carry the thing around. Do you use a sleeve, carrying case, laptop bag, or something else?
My old laptop bag is much too big and cumbersome for the Air, so that doesn't work.
I don't write about products or services too often, but I really like the idea of the Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700, pictured here:
I don't own a tv any more, but from time to time I'll watch some videos before going to bed (either shows on Hulu, or something from my DVD collection), and this "Speaker Lapdesk" looks perfect for that occasion.