Installing Windows 7 Ultimate on an ASUS Eee PC 1000HE

On Friday, I received the black version of the new kicking ASUS Eee PC 1000HE — the ultimate netbook, at a third of the price and twice the computing power, of the the awful Sony Vaio P — and the first thing I did after unboxing, and seeing the ancient Windows XP interface staring back at me, was to install my trusty beta of Windows 7 Ultimate.

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The Sony Vaio P Blows Chunks

I was disappointed to learn yesterday that spending $900.00USD for a Sony Vaio P netbook/notebook only buys you blown chunks as you try to pick up the limits of your life after assuming the Vaio P would actually be a usable computer.  It is not.

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Do eBook Authors Need Agents and Publishers?

Yesterday, SuperAgent Matt Wagner Tweeted a link to Peter Osnos’ take on eBooks.  Is SuperAgent Wagner oddly tooting his own funeral dirge?  Or is Matt Wagner sensing an opportunity on the horizon the rest of us are unable to envision?

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The Sony Blu-ray S550 is Here to Stay!

Blu-ray DVDs are the new standard in High Definition television.  I have the Sony S550 Blu-ray player, and when I use an HDMI cable to hook it up to my Sony Bravia HDTV, the True Cinema, 1080p is breathtaking.  The images are “realer than real” because my eye cannot pick out that sort of “up-close” definition on its own.

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Portable Wars

From when I was little to the present there has always been a desire to
find some way to pass the time while traveling. One of the earliest
solutions was one which is still viable – books. The chief problem with
books, however, is that they lack a sort of interactive element and for me I
could only read so much at a time as a child. The first time I played Donkey
Kong on a pocket-sized Game ‘n’ Watch system, I knew I had found something
special. Things have only improved for the world of portable gaming since
then.

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Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 Review

A year ago a High-Definition (HD) video camera would have cost you $5,000.00 USD; six months ago the same HD camera would have cost you $3,000.00 USD; today, the Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 HD camera costs just over $1,000.00 USD.

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