Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cheapie Theatre (technology, misc)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle


AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Cheapie Threatre, by Andrew Singleton

WEB ADDRESS: http://cheapietheatre.blogspot.com/

BLOG DESCRIPTION: A blog focusing mainly on my writing but with the occasional review or article from a friend to keep downtime to a minimum. Expect everything from Gods walking alongside mortals, A steampunk vision of civilization rebuilding in the far future, Superheroes, and whatever else that crosses my mind i think might make a neat story.

MY REVIEW: This blog is rather a random one, and seems to be updated only once a week or so. Nevertheless, the author writes well, and sometimes has interesting things to say. It's only 99 cents a month - why not check it out?

Sample post
Chrome OS 0.12.433.57 - I finally got it
by Andrew
As mentioned in Jay Lee's blog, this is one of the rare times where the version available on beta channel exceeds the version on dev. Considering commercially available chromebooks will be for sale on June 15th the overall lack of new features and obvious changes is understandable.

However given my personal situation the update is a long time in coming. Why? Very slow, near dialup speeds in fact, home connection combined with a machine that was becoming increasingly fidgety. I'm unsure what caused my chromebook to become so unstable that it would constantly either black screen, crash, refuse to save what you wanted saved, or corrupt your profile data forcing you to have to wipe and wait for your data to re-synch. Finally managed to get wiped back to nothing (forgot I had the restore image on the desktop) and updated to latest.

Given I was probably a couple versions behind the only thing I really notice, stability aside, was the cleaned up placeholder art for user profiles if you don't want to take a picture of yourself. Still have the grey on grey theme (which I dislike since it makes seeing the clock and battery harder for me to see.)

Maybe I can get back to writing now.

(The author was too sanguine. He posted this on May 29, and future posts have been complaining about how unstable the system is!)

--Review: Black Hats, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age
--Hardware Failure: Victory Declared Too Soon
--Random Shutdowns Possibly Fixed
--Random Shutdowns Possibly Fixed

Check out my kindle BOOKS!:
Whose Body, by Dorothy Sayers (the Annotated Edition)
The Coldest Equations (science fiction)
Volcano Seven: Treasure and Treasure Hunters
The Lady and the Tiger...Moth

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