The portable writing surface

Remember I mentioned my new mobile writing device? Well here she is.


Pretty isn’t she? Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce Wakanda, A HP Pavillion dv2000z carrying

A 1.6 Ghz AMD Turion x2
1 Gig of Ram
80 GB hard drive
intergrated Geforce 6150 graphics
Integrated webcam and mic
14.1 inch widescreen monitor @ 1280×800

Not the most powerful system on the planet, but definitely loaded with enough power for my writing, coding and game playing needs. Right now she’s running Windows XP Home(very occasionally) and Kubuntu Edgy(where this post is being typed)

I’ll talk more about issues I have with linux, especially in Ghana, later.

She’s still being configured though. I don’t yet have all the software I want installed on either platform, though the linux box is much further along.

Speaking of configuration, if anyone has wallpapers of the following, I’d love to get my hands on a copy

1. Anything Milestone Comics related, but especilly Static and Hardware
2. Black Panther. She is called Wakanda after all
3. Anything Martial Arts related

Otherwise, this is how I’ll be typing most of my posts to you now. Lets hope she holds up as well as she looks


BP figurine

Guess what I’ll be getting myself next month



Work wise, this was a slow weekend. I did a little bit of work, mostly for my graduate linear algebra class. In terms of material its probably my favourite class this semester.

A decent chunk of my weekend was spent getting upgrading my linux box and upgrading to KDE 3.4. The results can be seen above. Since I’m now running gentoo, waiting for everything to compile left me with ample time to study. Finally I have native composite support, even if it is a little buggy. by the way, the program playing my music is called Amarok. Its at least as good a media player as Itunes and has built in album cover downloads and Audioscrobbler support. I have a linux equivalent for just about every program I use in windows now. Honestly, the only reason I leave windows on is so I can play computer games.