Lately I’ve been wanting to use linux more and more, windows slightly annoys me more and more. I only run linux on my laptop and I really wish it had a greater resolution for it’s monitor. It’s somewhat hard to code somewhat complex stuff on 1024 x 768 resolution. It’s not a very surprising resolution though considering the 12.1â€ screen. It whould however be awesome with 1280 x 1024 for a laptop of this size. I’m not about to buy a new laptop though, I don’t really hate the money, the need ain’t that great and I want some further development of laptops before I buy a new one. For a start I want increased battery time, if I recall correctly, the newest Dell laptops have some new battery technology. Then I want the higher resolution of the monitor, which isn’t seen today as far as I know. And finally I want it to weight a bit less than this one that weights in at 1.8 kg with battery. Will probably take 3 years or so before I’m happy to buy a new one.
Recently I had an exam in my old course, which went fine by the way, at least I think I passed it. I also started a new course. This new course is database design which I so far find quite interesting. The previous course was interaction design, which also was very interesting but unfortunately the professor is not. His lectures are so insanely boring and he just loves to talk, quite often about things that lack relevance. The professor we got in the new course seems to be the opposite. I only had him once so far, but he stop every now and then and want audiance interaction. Want verification, joke around a bit without using excessive amounts of time and make the class enter a â€feel niceâ€ mode. I think this course will be both interesting and quite fun to attend. The previous course had quite nice litterature by the way, I have not checked this one out yet.
I usually sit in my bed when I write in this blag, usually right before I’m going to bed which you probably have been able to figure out from the timestamps. I turn of all the lights in the room, turn down the monitor to a minimum and plug in my usb light to get some light on the keyboard. I don’t really need a light for the keyboard when writing this, but I need it for hitting the correct numbers and f-buttons. As this laptop is quite narrow, the keyboard isn’t fullsize and I still haven’t been able to automate the typing of the buttons I use a bit less. My password include quite a few of those buttons so I usually have the light for easy usage. I think I’ll put some dark tape on it tomorrow though, or perhaps paint it with a dark marker. Not the actual light that goes to the keyboard of course, but it is bright on the sides aswell where it’s just annoying for the eyes and don’t project any light in the correct direction.
Tomorrow I don’t start work until mid afternoon, so I’m going to try to get out of bed at a somewhat decent hour and get some php work out of the way. I’ve already decided what I’m going to buy with the income I get from the php work. I’m going to buy a nice tube lamp to have over my desk so I finally will get some proper lighting on it. It costs a few thousand Swedish Kronor (few hundred euros, 250-350 perhaps) but as I’m going to put it down as â€things for the officeâ€ I can buy it with money before social stuff and taxes, so won’t be that expensive in the end.
Now I’ll go sleep before the clock becomes too much, laptop updated yet again (running debian lenny) and gPHPEdit installed for future coding sessions.
Oh, by the way. Was at work today aswell, which sucked. I was so damn bored as things weren’t working and I had to wait for people to fix things. Out of the five hours I was there, effective work time was somewhere between 2 and 2Â½ hours. Sucks!