First, the results of my laptop hunt. Thank you so much for all the suggestions — there are a lot more ultraportable options than I realized. I narrowed it down to two wildly different possibilties: The Lenovo ThinkPad X200s. I missed the 200s on my first survey — I didn’t realize Lenovo had one under […]

# Monthly Archives: February 2009

## Ireland

I will be in Ireland this Saturday, at SkyCon at the University of Limerick. I’m guessing they found me through my LimerickDB project, which may not be what they think it is. Since they rejected my original idea for a talk, which was based on John Cage’s 4’33” I will be talking about doing internet […]

## A Math Problem

Courtesy LispClub.com: Sue and Bob take turns rolling a 6-sided die. Once either person rolls a 6, the game is over. Sue rolls first. If she doesn’t roll a 6, Bob rolls the die; if he doesn’t roll a 6, Sue rolls again. They continue taking turns until one of them rolls a 6. Bob […]

## A Laptop Problem

(Warning: boring nerd rage ahead) I need help finding a new laptop. For the last couple years, I’ve have a Fujitsu P1610 (which replaced my stolen P1510). It should last me for another year or two, but I’m pretty hard on my computers. This one has started developing problems typical of an overused, aging machine […]