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Archive for March, 2009

Hardware review: Mini laptop / netbook – Asus Eee PC 1000H with Linux

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

About netbooks / mini-laptops I have recently bought an Asus Eee PC 1000H. This is a mini laptop (also known as a netbook or sub notebook). Essentially this is a small laptop, but in order to keep the size and cost down and improve portability (eg. battery life) then it has a few limitations. Mini-laptops […]

WordPress easy upgrade

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

I’ve updated my blog engine to the latest version. The blog is powered by wordpress and it is now on the latest version WordPress 2.7.1. The upgrade was very straight forward. It was only a minor upgrade. All that was required was to provide the ftp login details for the website and the application uploaded […]

Buying a netbook – Asus Eee PC with Linux vs. Windows XP

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I’ve recently bought a new netbook. A netbook is a extra small lightweight laptop computer, with screens between 7″ and 12″. They have low spec processor so are not usually a replacement for traditional computers (although that depends upon what you want out of them), but with good network connectivity and extremely portable. Choice of […]

Shopping in Solihull. Why is it such hard working taking a baby and a child to town on your own?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Last weekend I went shopping in Solihull with Oliver, our 1 year old baby and Amelia our 3 year old daughter. I enjoyed the day, but it was hard work. I am used to having the children on my own as my wife works every other weekend so it is something I’m used to although […]

World Book Day

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Today is world book day. If you have a child at a UK primary school then you should be receiving a £1 book voucher as part of the world book day programme. Some other organisations including private nurseries can also take part. Our nursery has provided these vouchers and the kids even went into nursery […]


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