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Tangible: Geeklust
Mar 06 2008

I <3 my EeePC

About a month ago I picked up an EeePC off of Craigslist and I’ve fallen completely in love with it.

It’s a 4G Pearl EeePC, with the standard 7inch screen that was upgraded to 2G of ram by the fellow who sold it to me.

To all you girl-geeks out there, if you’re looking for a computer that fits in your purse, this is it. It also attracts a lot of attention and comments. When I went through security at the airport a couple of weeks ago, the baggage handlers were shocked it was a real computer, wanted to know how much it was and where they could get one.

I’ve been happy using the default Xandros OS, and have found it very easy to use and have even done a bit of telecommuting work with it with no issue. A quick Ctrl-Alt-T and I’m command-line mode and editing in vi.

I’ve only got two complaints:

  1. I can’t connect to my office’s secure wireless network because the key is too long.
  2. The Shift and Page Up keys really ought to be switched. I can’t count the number of times I’ve hit Page Up in the middle of typing something.

There’s not much I can do about the too-long wireless key, but there are instructions online on how to swap the Shift and Page Up keys on the EeePC

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Jan 03 2008

PuTTY plugin for Launchy v2.0

I’ve written in the past about how much I like Launchy and all the wonderful plugins that are available for it, so it’s no surprise that I upgraded to v2.0 as soon as it was released.

This broke one of my favorite Launchy plugins, the PuTTY Launchy plugin by Matthew Cowell.

Happily, he’s since released a beta version of a v2.0 compatible PuTTY plugin. I just installed it, and it works wonderfully.

What’s my favorite part about the plugin? The option to recognize the hosts you’ve saved in your PuTTY config as Launchy keywords.

Try it for yourself!

Get Launchy
Get the PuTTY plugin for Launchy.

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Sep 14 2007

Geeklust: Todoist

Okay, so this isn’t a physical product, but it deserves a hearty amount of geeklust!

I’ve been a fan of Launchy for a while now, and I recently discovered, through my random web wanderings, that there was a Todoist plugin for Launchy.

Curious, I headed over to Todoist.com and signed up to see what it had to offer.

I watched a couple of screencasts, and then got to work adding projects, tasks and notes to my account.

Is it ever handy!

Not only can I add tasks to my Todoist via Launchy, there’s also an excellent Firefox extension which adds an “Add to Todoist” link at the bottom of every message in Gmail.

And on top of that, they’ve recently added Seinfeldian chains, so you can track completion recurring tasks.

Go check it out now. It’s fantastic!

Link: Todoist

Mar 17 2007

Geeklust - SkullCandy Ti Chic Headphones

Pink headphones with skulls on them. Really, need I say more?

SkullCandy Ti Chic Headphones

Mar 16 2006

Geeklust - Tetran Cable Winder

Okay, as if the iKitty wasn’t cute enough, check out these faboo little fellas that help keep your earbuds in order.

Tetran Cable Winders

Mar 11 2006

GeekLust - Solar Death Ray

Who wouldn’t want one of these?

The #1 Death Ray on the Internet!

Be sure to check out the death ray gallery to see Darth Vader being melted by the Lightside. Aw yeah.

Feb 12 2006

GeekLust - iKitty

The Speck iKitty is probably the most adorable iPod case I’ve ever seen.

Since I’m getting an iPod Nano soon, this is definately going on my GeekLust list.

It’s just too cute for words. Seriously.