|Brand||Type||Width||Length||Height||Weight||RAM||SSD||SSD Type||Chip||USD||NZD||NZD Shipped||Comment|
|Latitude Z||16″||15.6||10.7||0.79||4.5||4||512||2 Duo SU9600||$3,498||$ 5,590.75||Isanely thin – RAM fixed at 4G|
|15″||14.35||9.82||0.95||5.5||4||256||Core 2 Duo||$ 4,800.00||Hey it’s a mac – and price to boot|
|SagerNotebook15||15″||14.75||10||2||7.38||6||160||Intel..g1?||i7-820QM P||$ 2,759||$ 4,451.88||Way too thick and strangely expensive|
|HP Envy 15 – 2 SSD||15″||14.96||9.6||1.04||5.2||6||320||Intel g1||i7-820QM||$ 2,375||$ 3,860.10||Looks great but ..|
|HP Envy 15 – 1 SSD||15″||14.96||9.6||1.04||5.5||6||160||Intel g1||i7-720QM||$ 2,145||$ 3,505.65||Looks like a good option – not sure about heat/battery
from second drive
|Latitude E6500||15″||14.1||10.1||1.3||5.2||4||256||2 Duo T9600|| $
|$ 3,419.35||Not avail in NZ|
|Sager Notebook14||14″||13.3||9||0.95||3.44||4||160||Intel..g1?||Core 2 Duo||$ 1,499||$ 2,510.10||Cheap, but then it’s the only 14″ I looked at|
Intel G1 SSD do OK for performance but don’t support TRIM
Intel G2 not available configured approx NZD800 to install your own
Just the base price – tried to make comparable by not selecting lots of options
Look what happens if you leave a 4 year old unattended with a computer for 3 minutes.
Laptop on the kitchen table after we attempted to do a budget. Conversation goes like this
Me – Ezra, Noah, don’t play with that.
Me – (turns away to make some coffee)
Me – Ezra…
Me – Ezra! I said don’t play with that.
Ezra – I’m just trying to get the blocks away.
Me – (retrieves laptop from table). Holy heck. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as ‘start menu lockers’.
Thought folks might find this useful
Haven’t used it, mind you, just saw it mentioned here..
.. but looking at the demos it sure looks cool. Let you know if I try it – not that anyone reads this blog. (Hopefully😉
Sometimes I mess with the tags enough so that VS.NET gets upset with me and refuses to auto-update the usually automatically updating.. WebForm1.aspx.designer.cs.
Now I know that this is because something is not valid, well OK I understand that. What bugs me – it doesn’t tell me why, just silently fails to update the designer.cs.
Here’s my workaround:
1. Delete WebForm1.aspx.designer.cs completely.
2. The “Convert to Web Application” option appears on right click menu for the .aspx (or .master). When I run this, it gives me errors.
Yay, now I can fix the errors.
Just saw this this great quote on Knol vs Wikipedia and thought that it was worth spreading wider.
“I mean knol is being announced by Google’s engineering vp. Lolz. That’s telling of Google’s DNA – and why that DNA always blocks Google from building true networks/communities.
So true! And what a great quote. That’s also why google video failed and they had to buy YouTube. Still not quite getting it over at the googleplex!
Two reasons to be super grateful this week..!
- Reddit finally get their new upgrade live and hey everybody its really much better so just relax and enjoy the sub-reddits already.
So.. Thank you reddit people.
And.. Thank you Daily Show people.
You both rock!
…And hey, while we’re at it.. thank you Radiohead as well.
public class TextGenerator_Test : BaseTest
public void TestGenerate()
ParseTrace.OutputLevel = ParseText.TraceLevel.Some;
TextGenerator generator = new TextGenerator(_root_context, MAX_ORDER);
StringBuilder generated = new StringBuilder();
StringWriter writer = new StringWriter(generated);
string seed = “You will never marry Constance now, and if you marry any one”;
generator.GenerateText(seed, LENGTH_TO_GENERATE, writer);
TestTrace.TraceIf(TraceLevel.Lots, “generated :” + generated.ToString());
Assert.That(generated.ToString().Length == LENGTH_TO_GENERATE + seed.Length, “generated text not the right length”);
}}output:------ Test started: Assembly: ParseText.Test.dll ------Parsing file dataEgyptionBookOfTheDead.txt Done parsing file dataEgyptionBookOfTheDead.txt Parsing file dataTheKingInYellow_Chapter1.txt Done parsing file dataTheKingInYellow_Chapter1.txt generated :You will never marry Constance now, and if you marry any one else could know it. Nothing, however trivial, escapes his search"I want to ask of you," I said, in a soft voice."Yes," he continued, more quietly, "it will secure the happiest fellow that even if I d"I put on my . "Louis," I called him insane, but I kept my eye on Louis, I thought I had never interest in Hawberk's apartment house."Louis," I called him insane, "About armor also -- maybe -- but he is wrong in regard to the imperial family to Uoht and Thale, from Naotalba and Phantom of Truth to "The ambition is the first act only allowed the blow to fall afterwards with me. It was flat and pointed out to Vance what his share in "998?" I inquired, "what can I do for you? "In Mr. Wilde had climbed before me. Suddenly a man came running down from the manoeuvres in Westchester County to its new barracks the "Vance, come in!" cried Mr. Wilde, who had died in Paris on the armor, but I did not seem to notice the sudden ceasing his ears with hi Mr. Wilde, who had died in Paris on the armor, but I did not seem to notice the sudden ceasing his ears with his squadron. He was eccen Mr. Wilde, who had died in Paris on the armor, but I did not seem to notice the sudden ceasing his ears with his crippled hand. "Perhaps Constance --" I did not answer, but took the circlet from his hand tremble before that which churned the conversation back to Mr. Wilde and myself.--1 passed, 0 failed, 0 skipped, took 11.41 seconds.