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What/Where Do You Write With/From?

Lately, I’ve discovered that I’ve had a much easier time writing at work, as opposed to writing at home. This is probably because I’ve not had much to do at work lately, and at home I have to resist the near-constant urge to play Team Fortress 2 and Smash Bros Brawl. Of course, I can’t always count on work being this slow, so I’ve been trying to figure out new places to blog from.

The problem with that idea is that to blog somewhere else, I’m going to need to bring my laptop with me. Now, my laptop was very nice back when it was new, but that was nearly four years ago. Today, it’s banged up, slow to boot, and has a six minute battery life (I’ve gone through two batteries with this thing, and I’m not going to buy another one). It has definitely reached the end of its useful life, and right now I only use it when I have to. That being said, I’ve been looking at this sexy little thing for awhile now as a potential replacement:

It’s got a tiny keyboard, a slow processor, and a minuscule amount of available persistent storage. Essentially, it’s exactly what I’m looking for. The tiny frame makes it easy to carry around. The slow processor eats up less power, and it’s battery life has been clocked around three and a half hours. I don’t really need a lot of storage space, as all I plan to use it for is Internet activities (blogging, Skype, etc). It weighs two pounds and costs around $400. To me, it’s the ideal travel/blogging laptop.

As cheap as I am, I don’t plan on paying for this thing with my hard-earned job dollars. I’m going to wait (and hope) for this blog to pay for one for me. If four people look at my ads and say, “You know what? I DO need web hosting.” and sign up with Hostgator through my link, that’ll pay for my Eeepc. Of course, I’m not actually going to ask my readers directly to do that, so I’ll just sit around and wait for it to happen.

Anyway, I’ve already found a good place for future blogging activities (away from home and office). There’s a nice little coffee shop right down the street from where I’ll be living next year. They’ve got good prices, a nice atmosphere, and free wi-fi. I foresee lots of creativity being used there in the future.

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4 Responses to “What/Where Do You Write With/From?”

  1. Jason Says:

    Bah, from my shitty ole laptop in my room. Need to get a better one :)

    Btw, grats on passing 100 RSSers :)

  2. Andreas @ Xavier Media Says:

    I’m blogging from my office on my laptop. In the summers I move outside (using the wireless network) to blog and I have to say that that is much nicer then the office :D

    /Andreas

  3. Rami Fayoumi Says:

    I rarely blog from work since things are always hectic there..
    I enjoy using my laptop in the comfort of my bedroom to write my posts. The coffee shop idea is nice, might give it a try someday!

  4. Web Hosting Says:

    You know, i’ve been looking for the perfect laptop for a long time, and i thought the macair was going to be it, but..nope.

    all i want is something that works superfast with the internet (lots of ram?) and plays movies. that’s it. why anybody freakin’ build somethng that simple?

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