New Lappy

As many of you know I have been lookin' around for a new Laptop. Well.. We have a winner. After much thought, I have decided to stick with a PC. I really like the Toshiba I currently have (well aside from the fact that it is a piece of jun now), and I will eventually need to replace my desktop so I figured why not kill two birds with one Toshiba.

The Qosmio is a bit of a behemoth, weighing in at almost 10 Lbs, but that is in large part due to its 18.4" screen and 12 cell Battery. Plus it also has some pretty good hardware backing it up.

Like I was saying it will replace my desktop as well as my current laptop so it will be useful in that I can take it with me easily for use at school, but I will also be able to satisfy my dorky desire to play graphically intensive games.

All in all, I spent less on it than I would have on building a new gaming desktop, so I am very happy with the $1500 price tag. As an added bonus, I do not have to buy anti-virus software or microsoft office, since we have copies of both still waiting to be used.

I must admit, I was waiting to see what Apple released because I was very intrigued by the idea of the iPad, however after seeing it, it is just too lack luster. I think the novelty of having it would wear off almost instantly. I do think its a great idea, however the implementation leaves a lot to be desired. So the StarTrek data pad is almost there, but it'll have to wait til it is actually good to be in my inventory.



... and in the beginning ...

OK. So I have decided to start a blog. I used to have one, but I got bored and just neglected it until the hosting site decided I no longer needed it. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this one.

My main objective is to keep family up to date on my stuff here @ EIU, but also to keep myself occupied between classes. Right now I have a four hour gap between classes and I find myself getting dumber while I play around on facebook.

So if you are interested in what I'm doing here at EIU, I have put all the Java Applets that I have created, for my Computer Science I class, on my EIU webpage. You can check that out here. The applets should work in Firefox, IE, and Safari. If you have any problems let me know and I'll see what I can do to fix the problem. There is one problem I have run into already and that involves Firefox on Mac. I am not sure why, but sometimes the dialog boxes that pop up cause Firefox to lockup. If you have this problem try using Safari instead.