February 1st, 2008

nz

It's a small (NZ) world

From her post it sounds like rowanf is staying at Hotell Off The Square in Christchurch; we met Tim who designed and owns the hotel through Gary who Simon worked with, who introduced me to sethops who used to run tech for the hotel before we finally prised him out to go and to InterClue. I went looking for an image of the Paul Jackson painting in the hotel of the Maori warrior and the white woman; Google found nothing but the slide show on the hotel site has two images of the picture, both of them rather grainy. But in one of them, look! There's sethops coming out of the lift looking like he hasn't had enough sleep!


OK, time to go back to New Zealand soon...
caricature

Unboxing the mini-v

I don't really do unboxing posts and this is pretty much - take the little notebook out of the box. No sliding drawers or pop-up hands or anything. But without actually turning it on, typing on it or anything like that, the mini-v seems pretty sweet. I swivel the screen to tablet mode and think 'ah, this is what the Eee PC is trying to be'. Must check the price before making comparisons: £700-900 depending on spec. Not in the Eee PC ballpark but not out of the ballpark, especially once you consider how much the extras you need to beef up the Eee add up to as autopope was just saying.

But the real reason for posting is to share the joy brought to me by the screen having two little buttons, side by side, labelled Launcher and Shutter.

(Yes, I know - shutter as in take a picture with the built-in Webcam, but it amuses me to think of an app launcher and an app shutter, for all those people who thought Start was the wrong place to look for the shutdown command).