New addition: Beaker

Posted by on December 5, 2008 at 9:56 pm

New laptop! My existing laptop, Camilla, is going on five years old soon, and is starting to show her age, so it was time for her to be replaced. The new laptop — named Beaker — is a Dell Inspiron 1420. As a 14-inch laptop, it’s slightly smaller and lighter than Camilla, but also significantly […]

Laptop mouse

Posted by on August 2, 2006 at 10:34 pm

Unlike most people, I really do like touchpads on laptops. I think they’re an intuitive way to use a pointing device. Because of this, I’ve exclusively used the touchpad on Camilla in the time I have had this laptop. However, once in a while, I really do a lot of work in one sitting on […]

Posted by on January 29, 2006 at 11:11 pm

Today I upgraded Camilla to Fedora Core 4. The only reason she was running Core 3 was that, as of July, I couldn’t get wireless networking to work under Core 4. But since then I’ve gotten it working — largely because of building Waldorf. This was actually just part of re-building the operating systems on […]

Posted by on November 14, 2005 at 11:45 pm

Over the weekend I did something I’ve been planning to do for a long time: increased the amount of RAM in Camilla. I swapped out one of the 128MB modules, and replaced it with a Kingston 256MB PC2100 module, bringing the total to 384MB. It may seem odd that Camilla had two 128MB modules rather […]