Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

  • So how long do you think it will take to upload 8000 songs with my crappy #timewarnercable upload of 1.5mbps and my download is 10mbps. #
  • My Boot Camp partition just crashed…not a good time for this. #
  • Everyone talks how cool 4G is, I can tell u unless u are sitting still u will never get a good connection. From LA to OC drops all the time. #
  • Okay so I got my #googlemusic invite…will let you know how it goes. #
  • Crap forgot to install LogMeIn on Macbook when I was installing Windows 7 so I could finish install on the train, need to wait until tonight #
  • Now I just need my #googlemusic beta invite so I can listen to music on my CR-48 Laptop. #
  • Came home from work and sitting on my dining room table…my new Google Cr-48 Chrome laptop. Very cool, will be testing it out will inform. #
  • There are 50 people camping out to be the first in the new Buffalo Wild Wings Brea. Wonder if they free wings or something. #

Acrobat Reader and Flash Updates

Today I spent time on learning how to Slipstream Acrobat Reader updates into 1 file for easier installs at work.  Not sure why yet but some people are losing either Acrobat Reader or Adobe Flash when we send updates.  Not sure if it is an Altiris issue or what but my thought was to make the install easier for putting Acrobat Reader back on was to create 1 install file instead of installing 9.4 and then installing the updates.  So I slipstreamed the updates into one file to make it easier for a quick install if we get a call from some saying Acrobat is missing.

Acrobat Reader and Flash Updates

Today I spent time on learning how to Slipstream Acrobat Reader updates into 1 file for easier installs at work.  Not sure why yet but some people are losing either Acrobat Reader or Adobe Flash when we send updates.  Not sure if it is an Altiris issue or what but my thought was to make the install easier for putting Acrobat Reader back on was to create 1 install file instead of installing 9.4 and then installing the updates.  So I slipstreamed the updates into one file to make it easier for a quick install if we get a call from some saying Acrobat is missing.

Chrome CR-48 Laptop

So 24hrs of using the CR-48 laptop that was given to me by Google I have to say it is not a bad little computer.  Working in an browser entirely is a little different but easy to get along with.  As far as hardware goes I really like the keyboard it is very Mac like but I can tell you the trackpad is not that great.  Does not seem that response even after changing the levels in the settings.  I understand this is a pilot laptop and the ones they announced this year at Google I/O 2011 should have a better trackpad.  They do have multi gestures on the trackpad so that is good and the trackpad is oversize.  The processor is a little weak and the public ones will be Atom Dual Core as the one in the CR-48 is a Single Core Atom processor.  I have not really used any Flash sites yet so I have not seen slowness on that like some have.  The battery life has been great on this little guy.  The Chrome Store does bring some Apps to play but most are just links to their websites.

Overall it is a really good machine, and if you use Google Apps like I do you can do most everything you need on this.   The public released ones will be first produced by Samsung and Acer.  There are rumors that Dell will be creating a Chromebook model so there are some big companies out there that are looking to put there money behind these little notebooks.

There are 2 features that are not setup yet but looking forward to is “Chromoting“, a Remote Desktop like feature to access desktop apps that are unable to run on a Chromebook. Second is Citrix Reciever, we have Citrix at work so I would like to test it out to see how wel using Citrix would be on the CR-48 laptop.

 

Chrome CR-48 Laptop

So 24hrs of using the CR-48 laptop that was given to me by Google I have to say it is not a bad little computer.  Working in an browser entirely is a little different but easy to get along with.  As far as hardware goes I really like the keyboard it is very Mac like but I can tell you the trackpad is not that great.  Does not seem that response even after changing the levels in the settings.  I understand this is a pilot laptop and the ones they announced this year at Google I/O 2011 should have a better trackpad.  They do have multi gestures on the trackpad so that is good and the trackpad is oversize.  The processor is a little weak and the public ones will be Atom Dual Core as the one in the CR-48 is a Single Core Atom processor.  I have not really used any Flash sites yet so I have not seen slowness on that like some have.  The battery life has been great on this little guy.  The Chrome Store does bring some Apps to play but most are just links to their websites.

Overall it is a really good machine, and if you use Google Apps like I do you can do most everything you need on this.   The public released ones will be first produced by Samsung and Acer.  There are rumors that Dell will be creating a Chromebook model so there are some big companies out there that are looking to put there money behind these little notebooks.

There are 2 features that are not setup yet but looking forward to is “Chromoting“, a Remote Desktop like feature to access desktop apps that are unable to run on a Chromebook. Second is Citrix Reciever, we have Citrix at work so I would like to test it out to see how wel using Citrix would be on the CR-48 laptop.

 

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-22

  • I am a little rusty on my iPhone unlocking but was able to unlock 2 phones for a peer at work today because of the great tools by the devs. #
  • It is going to be rough getting to work today to train accident. #
  • Trying to unlock a friends iPhone 3gs and having issues. Will start fresh tomorrow time for bed. #