Well, car trip day! Lets do the usual thing. I took the Toshiba as my laptop, and for PDAs I took the SL10 and N X70. I am going to a concert so I am trying to travel light. Sure 2 PDAS is a little excessive, since I do have the laptop and all. I brought the iPod for music. I like using the NX70 since it has a keyboard and virtual graffiti, so why bring the SL10? Simply, I like that the SL10 has AAA batteries. I am using the NX70 right now, using Graffiti.
I have some bad news though. The graphics card that my dad got went bad. Well, it came in bad. He went to install it today and it doesn’t work. He has to call up Newegg and see what they are going to do. Oh well, not like I really need my desktop back yet anyway. I will be installing Linux on it as soon as Karmic Koala comes out in October, leaving XP on it for now. For those who don’t know, Karmic is Ubuntu 9.10 release. Kind of a dumb idea to install 9.04 and need to reinstall it all next month.
The thing I made a mistake of bringing was my cheap Sony headphones since they are not to good at blocking sound out, but they are a lot more comfortable then the Shures. I am using a play list I created on the iPod for unrated songs. This is similar to using the checked songs only method I did before, but lets me keep all my music on it. This has been helping me rate music, since I don’t get as distracted.
Speaking of distractions, I have been using the SL10 and Visor Deluxe for writing as well. This is a plan to try and remove the distractions of the internet for me. You know what? It helps a lot. Phil, i your reading this as I read your blog, I want to say THANK YOU! You have really helped me out here. And if my friend in Mexico is reading this, I hope you found out bout shipping that Newton. I am really looking forward to that.
I am going to be ordering some screen protectors from Boxwave soon. I will be spending 60 bucks on them, but they are very well worth it. I will be getting 3 for the Visor and 3 for the SL10. Even though I know that I probably wont need it, I feel better knowing that I will have 4 spares. I have no idea if they will decide at the last minute if they will stop selling them for the old models like I have. I have to take the one off my TX and clean the crap off the NX70 one I have on it.
So, the RC update isn’t happening. I haven’t been caring much since my Slash still isn’t fixed yet. I have to solder on the Traxxas connector to the ESC and make the charge Adapter. I should be getting the adapter tomorrow i hope. I screwed up the male on the charge adapter so I need more males to finish. Then I will probably want to get a set of buggy tire adapters soon. I need better traction in the grass.
I have been working on the book rather slowly as of late. Better to take my time and have a better book then rush through it and have it suck. Lets face it though, if a horrible book series like Twilight can sell, anything can! I wrote a little recently so I will update my Google Document soon.
I also did some work on my website, Mikey Pizano . 110mb.com in case you forgot the link. I did it on the SL10 too. I have been using be onscreen keyboard as its easier to use in the dark. The best part about using the SL10is that it gets pretty nice battery life!