My little plug for Acer: Their computers aren’t elegant, and are usually plasticy or low-end, but they are the Volkswagen of laptops. Lenovos on the other hand, will have all the bells and whistles, but will die of broken hinges over and over again!
I should know – I’ve enough examples of both brands.
I’m officially no longer running NetBSD on bare hardware for my server – VMs only! After many problems, both my server and my NetBSD install finally gave up the ghost, so I’ve moved this site over to a VM on my homelab cluster.
“He’s dead, Jim”
Sadly, I’m not sure my venerable Acer laptop is usable at all any longer. Despite being a low-tier $400 laptop from 2009 (and a bulky one even for then), it pulled punches as my cobbled together server for a surprising 4 years hosting this site. Even the original battery was good up to last year, despite it being used as my only computer until 2012.
The chromebook hacker’s fav, the Acer C720, is neat in that it comes with a little grey plastic lens at the top corner of its keyboard. What is neat about it is that this lens houses a combination light/infra-red/proximity sensor. What is not so neat is that this sensor is enabled in the kernel, but does not … Continue reading AutoLight and the Acer C720→