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2001-01-18 05:55:03+00 by ebradway 3 comments

I've been working on a report for work - probably the lowliest of all programming tasks and yet the most common. Because the report is going to be given to bank Presidents and such I am using Microsoft Access to generate it. I started the work at the office and then decided to work at home. To do this I copied the Access .MDB file to my notebook (a diminutive Acer 313T). I just bought the laptop and this is the first real project I've attempted on it. I set it up on my coffee table in the living room, plugged into a full-size keyboard and mouse. The screen's a little small (being technically a 'sub-notebook', the Acer has an 8.5" screen) but I've been able to bang away quite productively while watching the Al Pacino movie The Insider. The movie was OK and I still have more work to do on the report but this sure is alot more comfortable. Now if I can just get wireless ethernet and internet access in the living room but I'm sure glad I sprang for the extra 128MB of RAM...

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:56+00 by: Dan Lyke

So did anyone else try to interpret 313T as L337 H@X0r type?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:56+00 by: ebradway

Heh... Sorry, the 313T is just Acer's model number. It's a PII-266 with external floppy and CD-ROM. The main unit is about 2.4lbs with battery and close to the same size as a copy of 'Programming Perl' Second Edition (the third edition is too thick). I upgraded mine to 144MB of RAM and a 10GB hard drive. It's small enough to through in a backpack and yet powerful enough for everyday use (including running hogs like MS Access).

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:57+00 by: pixelpony

Calling The Insider an "Al Pacino movie" is like calling Dr. Strangelove a "George C. Scott movie". The Insider was a "Russell Crowe movie" all the way. Pacino was pretty good (he avoided his usual "Hoo-hah!" bullshit over-acting), but Crowe was amazing. Hard to believe that this pudgy middle management guy is played by the same actor as the Gladiator stud of last year. Overall, though, I agree that the movie was not that great. This is a discussion about movies, isn't it?