Category Archives: Techno

Cool Tech Toys, and stuff for the boyz and the girlz!

Asus Eee 1000 PC – Available and Affordable!

Oh, and what’s this I see? It’s the new Asus Eee PC 1000 running Windows XP SP2 (or 3?) in Chinese. It has an installed 80GB hard disk (not SSD) and seemed plenty quick even for my tastes. In fact, I tried the keyboard, too and found that it was quite pleasant to use. Priced at around NT$18,500,… Read More »

Cool Stuff from Computex 2008: Video

After all the hoopla has died down, you can see some great stuff in this video that was featured on ERA News in Taiwan, including (drum roll!) Asus EBOX PC. I’ve been following this company’s products since the launch of their Asus EEE PC 700 in 2007. The breadth and innovation of the company’s products underlines the ambitions… Read More »

In The News: MSI Launches a new UMPC

Asus Eee PC: Competitors abounding Well, it seems MSI has introduced their own equivalent of the ASUS Eee PC 900 series. Pricing looks good, features are decent.. and it is creating a bit of a buzz. But I have to agree with one comment: MSI’s build quality isn’t particularly good, even on the more expensive laptops they make.… Read More »

Notes from Computex 2008: Asus Eee PC 1000

This is the new Asus Eee PC 1000 series.. The new 1000 is a serious contender for mobile pc of the year… it’s light, affordable, big enough for some serious work, and highly desirable. From Wikipedia: It features a new 10 inch screen and an 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU. The 1000 model ships with Linux and a… Read More »

Buzz #12: Last.FM – beats Pandora hands down

Last.FM – What can I say? I’ve been blogging about the different music services for quite a while. I’ve already used Last.FM for about two weeks, and I can honestly, it’s everything that Pandora was, and much more. It offers a lot of additional options for users, including profiles, search, favorites, a downloadable application, … and great music.… Read More »

Upgrading vs. buying new: Bring a new lease of life to your PC experience

I remember buying my first portable pc by TwinHead. It was a 386 pc with about 16MB of RAM, and 80 MB hard disk. Yes, MB, not GB. Nowadays, I’m using two PCs (both of which are or were secondhand at one time) at home: one with 2 hard disks topping out at 160GB, 768MB of RAM; and… Read More »

Flickr: My first photostream!

I’ve been creating my first albums on Flickr. I’m beginning to see why I prefer it to Picasa. Though the Picasa Albums software is wonderful in its own way, esp. as it really draws so many disparate sources together into one interface. And therein lies my problem: I would like to put all my photographs in ONE place… Read More »

Portable Applications: Easy, Affordable and Portable

What more can you want from a USB key? I had been talking about Portable Apps, esp. my Cruzer, to a friend recently, whose birthday is approaching. So rather than just hot air, I bought him a little present: a Verbatim 4GB USB key with nothing installed. It’s a Verbatim 4GB USB Memory Card. The USB key as… Read More »

Hacked? It could happen to your site!

“I never thought it would happen to me,” people say. But it does. It can. It might! It happened to one of my friend’s websites just recently. It all started when he got an email from Google which read: Dear site owner or webmaster of, We recently discovered that some of your pages can cause users to… Read More »