c'est moi, le mario!

April 28, 2008
I've decided I'm back to digging large laptops.

For a while my attitude was that I use a desktop all the time, so a laptop's job was to be as portable as possible. (And I've started toting that one tiny fujitsu tablet in my courier bag.) But now that I bought a cheap big laptop, I'm digging the fullsize keyboard with room on the sides, generous screen, general lack of intense heat, etc.

Maybe I'll switch to laptops once my current desktop gives out...

(Random followup, with Retrospect I noticed four years ago today I was bemoaning the lack of a good small laptop...)

Video Games of an Imaginary Moment
--Mightygodking.com's fun from yesterday reinvented some Atari 2600 games based on the cover art. Funny stuff, the font really makes it.

Quote of the Moment
"Children are very smart, in their own stupid way. A child's brain is like a sponge, you know, and you know how smart sponges are."
--Steve Carell in the latest Wired. They also had this chart on cognition-enhancing drugs that gives me that feeling of missing out, as well as this piece on the wonder of SuperMemo, a time-based system to help memorization by precisely timed prompts.