We’re now in the middle of next week if seen from last week’s perspective. This means I should have been playing with my brand new Asus Eee PC 1000HE right now, but I’m not. When I checked the store’s web site today, they’d suddenly changed the date they would get more units in stock to May 24. If you look at a calendar, you’ll notice that May 24 is not today. It’s not this week. Or even the next. It’s actually two weeks until May 24 and it’s a Sunday, which is strange since they are not open on Sundays.
On my way home from work I stopped by the computer store to check if the date on their web site was correct, and yes, yes it was. No netbook for me, then. This, of course, made me want one even more. So I’ve now placed an order for a 1000HE online from a store that reported they had 100+ left in stock. Let’s see how reality turns out.
I’ve discovered that I prefer to sit in my sofa when I write stuff. Even though the MacBook Pro is theoretically portable, it’s normally connected to a FireWire sound card that never works properly if it’s disconnected or connected when the computer is turned on. The user manual actually has two pages dedicated to a huge warning saying that you should not disconnect the sound card if the computer is turned on as it might cause the unit to malfunction. This means I have to turn the MacBook off and then on again when moving it around – not too much hassle, of course, but another reason to get the netbook.