|Not taken at 4:30 am|
The days and nights are rolling into one another and I can no longer keep track of time. Time, such a precious commodity. Mustn't waste it.
Another 4 am wake up - except this time, it was at least 4:30 when I got up so things are improving. Up, coffee - instant, Nescafe Gold, to PJ's eternal disgust. Read the news, was upset by the latest atrocities around the world so I retreated to the comforting world of chromebook reviews.
|Day 2 of Laundry|
- The HP Chromebook 13. Beautiful aluminum design with a chrome hinge and very clever lightweight and skinny look. Stunning number of pixels on the screen, but poorer battery life because of said stunning number of pixels and no touch screen which could be downer in the years to come as Android Apps on Chrome OS become the norm. Expensive too - a truly premium price - for which I could get a decent laptop, although not as decent as the Lenovo X1 carbon which I also want. No backlit keys - WTF?
- The Dell Chromebook 13. This is matt black surface chromebook. Very boring. Very standard. All in all the features seem to be middle of the road. But excellent price. But so boring. Can't bring myself to do it. It would be, +Paul Johnson , like choosing the MEC biking/rain jacket over a Vulpine.
- The Samsung Chromebook Pro - not that expensive, looks good, has touchscreen with a stylus, but the keyboard doesn't have very good reviews - and that's an important thing to me. Also, the dimensions are just wrong - it's more suited for tablet than laptop. It's not out yet, and the final pricing hasn't been announced so it could be really quite expensive, or reasonable. Who's to know. Also, Samsung - everyone has one.
- The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302A (not to be confused with the Flip C100 or something like that). It's sleek, has more USB C slots than the HP, and more traditional slots - It flips, good hinges, can be used as a tent to watch movies, can click over as a pseudo-tablet and looks quite shiney sexy in an understated way.
Can you guess which one I want? Why do I need one? Well, it's because my work laptop is slow, clunky and taking its sweet effing time booting up and constantly wanting upgrades which slow it down even more. IT refuses to do anything about. I hate them, but at the same time I don't want to spend money on a laptop which will eventually suffer the same fate. I'm writing this on my dad's 2013 Samsung Chromebook (small, little bit plasticky, but was the top of the line model at the time) and it's still as responsive as it was, and I can pretty much do everything I want to do on it. So that's why Chromebook instead of laptop.
|The ageing misfits|
|Paku albeit from lunch|
"Don't worry about the fat - when was the last time you saw a lamb have a heart attack", said Dr. FL, to which I responded, "When was the last time you saw a lamb eat lamb"? Uproarious laughter. I thought I was pretty clever with that comeback.
Then we hied over to Dr. FL's gracious home, sat by the pool, drank coffee (some indulged in red wine from Argentina and the Loire Valley) and talked politics - world, national and local - in all it's important, ridiculous and otherwise crazy forms. Home. Sleep until woke up at 4:45 (improvement).