inmate leaving the asylum, with toys

I’m going on a little trip to Colombo, Sri Lanka tomorrow and will be gone for a week. I’ve lined up some guest bloggers to fill the void in my absence, Razib Khan of GNXP and Dave Kim, one of my oldest friends. I might check in with some photos of Colombo using my new Canon G9. I’ve also got my other new toy to play with, which is even smaller in real life than I was expecting. Both toys have kept me pretty busy yesterday as you might imagine 🙂

Here’s my UPS booty:

my new toys

That’s a 2GB memory stick for the EEE, a free 1GB SD card that was bundled with the camera, and a 4GB Corsair flash drive I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Here’s a size comparison of the EEE with a familiar object, just to give you an idea of the scale.

scale of eee relative to a DVD

I did manage to upgrade the memory fairly easily, but installing Windows XP has been challenging. I’ll get there. And finish packing, too, sometime today. Hopefully.

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  1. Woohoo!

    I understand installing XP isn’t hard *if* you use a USB DVD drive.

    Me, I didn’t have one handy, but did have some time to fiddle with it, so I went the “install from USB flash” route. The hard bit was getting a MBR on the built-in solid-state disk, since all of my USB flash drives look like hard disks to the system and DOS FDISK only lets you put a boot block on the primary drive.

    I wound up tracking down an old DOS disk editor and copying the boot block from my USB flash drive to the internal disk, the editing the partition table with FDISK.

    Other than that, things went very smoothly for me.

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