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Holiday

CEO in another country

I’ve thought long and hard about the question that I posted last time, and I came to the conclusion that if I were selected to be CEO in a foreign country, I would accept the position. ¬†However there would have to be a list of priorities, my family must be able to be educated and safe, I would have to make more money than I did in the United States, and above all else, Kelsey must say yes. ūüôā ¬†I sometimes wonder how people can make decisions without consulting their family and loved ones. I’m not even married yet and I can’t imagine making a life altering decision without first consulting Kelsey.

Hope you all have a good weekend and a happy Valentines day!

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Google Laptop CR-48 Beta Tester: AKA Me

So, today my Christmas break started out right… When I arrived at my house in Canton, there was a large unmarked package waiting for me in the garage. ¬†I had no idea who the person on the package was, and why he was sending me a package. ¬†I knew I hadn’t purchased anything on ebay in the last month or so, and that I didn’t have anything that heavy coming for me from @iwearyourshirt. ¬†When I opened it up, there was a box with a mouse’s¬†instructions¬†on how to build a “rocket wheel.” I was clueless… ¬†I opened it up and HOLY CRAP!!! Inside was the Google CR-48 laptop that I signed up to test for the company. ¬†I had no idea that they would choose me to be one of the beta testers. ¬†I’ll post pictures of the computer tomorrow. ¬†Tonight I’m in the process of charging and orienting myself to the functionality of the machine.

Day 1 Pro’s:
-Great Keyboard Layout

The keyboard is unlike any other computer keyboard I’ve used before. ¬†There is no CAPS LOCK key, there are no F1, F2, F3… and so on, there is no start button or apple button. ¬†There is a magnifying glass key where the caps lock key is on traditional keyboards. if you hit this it pops open a new tab showing all of your apps (I’ll discuss these tomorrow.)

-Super Fast Startup/Shutdown

In a matter of less than ten seconds I can turn the computer on and be browsing the internet. I can hold the power down and and it’ll shut off in about two or three seconds. ¬†It also has a sleep function very similar to Apple’s Macbook pro. I shut the lid, it goes to sleep, instantly, if I open the lid, it wakes up, instantly. Super Fast!
-Very lightweight

The CR-48 is very light. It weighs in at under four pounds (3.8 lbs) and is extremely portable. I feel like I could carry this anywhere and do anything with it. Oh and did I mention it has free 3G Verizon service (tomorrow).

Day 1 Con’s:
-The trackpad

The trackpad is very jumpy and not very consistent. ¬†While I was typing this, my palms attempted to get out of the tab twice and messed up my spelling by jumping lines nearly a dozen times. ¬†This sounds terrible, but it’s simply a minor¬†inconvenience¬†that’ll take some getting used to.

-Lack of “Amenities”

This gem comes with everything you¬†absolutely¬†need with no extras. It comes with a webcam, mic, trackpad, single USB drive, VGA out, 3.5 mm headphone jack, SD memory card reader, and oh wait, that’s it…

-NO NETFLIX

I’m not sure why, but I’m not able to watch movies on Netflix… FAIL

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Christmas List 2011

So for my christmas list this year, rather than sending out lists individually via email, I’m going to update my blog as a new item is added to my list. ¬†My list this year is not as long, or as expensive as years past, but that can change if something unbelievably awesome and expensive comes out that I cannot live without.

Christmas List 2010