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“Rebecca’s” new toy

by Benjamin Anderson 15. May 2009 20:19

I’m typing this on a little pink Acer Aspire One netbook.  Yes, I said pink.  I bought it today for my wife to use while in school.  It would only $50 at Radio Shack after signing up for a two year contract with AT&T for mobile 3G data.

Despite the fact that it is slower than my old laptop, it is a neat little toy.  It only has an 8.9” wide aspect ratio screen with a 1024x600 resolution, and it is no bigger than our portable DVD player.  In fact, in the bag it looks like a portable DVD player, only it’s metallic pink.  Barbie Doll pink.

I played with it while at work today, and it works very well.  Running XP again is a little different since some of the UI elements are still as ugly as Windows95, but with only 1GB of RAM I’m not going to install Vista on it.  It is a netbook.  Plenty of storage, but the audio isn’t all that great, it’s not meant to do much more than surf and do office stuff, but it does boot fairly quickly and it is snappy enough for me to use when I’m on call or we’re on the road.  For school and general uses that my wife needs a laptop for, we couldn’t have found a better deal.  Hey, we also get unlimited wifi access at AT&T hotspots, some of Rebecca’s favorite places to study.



Review: The Noticer

by Benjamin Anderson 10. May 2009 17:25

The Noticer is the story about how one man can impact so many people, provide additional perspective and help an entire town through their own difficulties. Jones has in some way impacted everyone in Orange Beach, Alabama and planted seeds of wisdom in a community to help them through life's difficulties.

The book is very uplifting and at times will force out a laugh or even a tear in response to the character's situations. While each character's situation can be frustrating to the reader as a result of the narrative perspective, Jones' responsive and foresight will often bring a smile to your face or even make you laugh. While Jones is always talking about perspective the book is continuously delivering a message about everyone's ability to provide the helping hand, the listening ear and life changing perspective through seeds of wisdom. Everyone has that certain person in their past that impacted their life for the better and that relationship is a milestone in our journey, this book allows the reader to spy on those situations for several different people and situations. The book will help inspire your our internal "noticer" in an effort to change the world around you.


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Benjamin is a software developer in the DFW area.  He spends his free time playing video games, programming, doing graphics design and photography, and reading.

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