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Decision time

Today was a very useful day. I've done everything I wanted to do this morning, I have done nothing I wanted this afternoon and evening, but still useful stuff. But anyway, I felt like making decisions today, and the "Afstudeersteun" money I got this week (which I found out today) helped with that.

For a while now I've been wanting to buy a notebook. Since I'm never really impulsive, I've been sitting on this idea for half a year, even a year perhaps. That is, from the point that I thought: "Hmm, it might be useful to get a notebook" until the point "Now, which notebook shall I get". That point was about a month ago and after some browsing around I settled for the MSI S270. I really wanted a 12" notebook, because even at 15" notebooks are not as portable as I want them.

This fairly limited my choices: Most big notebook vendors do sell one or two 12" models, but in the € 1600 - € 2500 price range. Not my price range. The MSI notebook was nicely different. Being priced at only &euro 1100, this seemed like a nice 12" notebook. On top of that, it was the first (and only) notebook I could find housing the new AMD Turion processor. I'm an AMD fan, so even though it might not be as power efficient as the Intel's Pentium M, it comes fairly close. And it is 64bit, so yay! Now, I just have to wait 2 more weeks for the goodies to arrive...

The other decision I made tonight (after thinking about it the past month ;-p) was to drop my current IRC nick, "blathijs" and go back to using "matthijs". I have made the opposite switch a few years back because of tab-completion-collision (yes, I know that is not a word). It kinda stuck around, but I thought it was enough. But, no such luck. By now, there are two other people with the nick "matthijs" on EFNet and Undernet. So, I'm stuck with blathijs for now... Better suggestions?

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Remco wrote at 2006-01-17 21:56

Voor dat geld kun je ook een iBook 12" kopen. Het is vast vele malen minder krachtig, maar het doet wel lang met een accu en het is geil en wit :P

Matthijs Kooijman wrote at 2006-01-24 14:15

Das wel waar, maar dan is dit nog net ff iets flexibeler en een AMD proc is gewoon ook wel weer tof :-)

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