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.

I hate waiting

I’ve got a new toy en route and I can empathize with Steven’s occasional UPS blogging:

01/03/2008 11:21 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
01/02/2008 07:57 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN


Tracking results provided by UPS: 01/07/2008 2:14 P.M. ET

I ordered on Thursday, the package left New Jersey on Friday, but it still hasn’t had an arrival scan anywhere. sigh.

UPDATE: ok finally arrived in Wisconsin!

01/07/2008 9:05 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
01/07/2008 2:11 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

looks like it finally made it from new Jersey to the distribution point in Milwaukee. It left seven hours later, probably for the regional center in nearby Wausau, and will be out on the truck for delivery by tomorrow morning. But good grief, it took five days to get from New jersey to Wisconsin?? Even taking into account that there was a two day weekend in between, that still seems absurdly long. Do the trucks make multiple stops en route?


01/08/2008 6:43 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
01/08/2008 4:30 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

aaargh! I mean, yay!