Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In need of anew laptop...

I find myself in need of a new laptop. The one I am currently using is an HP ze4560us running windows XP and is as slow as molasses on a cold winter day. I've looked at all of the major laptop manufacturers (Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Sony).

I'm looking for a 17 inch screen with a minimum of 3 Gigabytes of ram and a minimum of 320 Gigabytes of hard drive space. I also want a Nvidia Geforce graphics in the laptop as opposed to Intel or Ati.

In looking over all of the options, I seem to be returning to this laptop at best buy. I think that it combines all of the features that I want while being reasonably priced for the power and features that it provides.

If anyone out there has any alternate manufacturers and/or models to suggest, please post your comments I'd love to read them.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Verizon FIOS is finally available!

After a couple of years of waiting, Verizon FIOS is finally available in my neighborhood! I currently access the Internet using Cablevision Optimum Online and have been paying a premium for their service (phone and Internet) for over 2 years. Now I can switch to FIOS on a 2 year contract and get some savings at least.

Then, when my 2 year FIOS contract is up, I will check the landscape and perhaps switch back to Cablevision for their package (with a savings naturally). I have no loyalty to any of these companies as the only loyalty they have to me is to the number of green-backs that they can liberate from my wallet.

Since I have my own domain with e-mail accounts I control from $0 Web Hosting
I will be switching all of my e-mail to an address from that domain so that ISP hopping will be less burdensome in the future.

The Cablevision Optimum Online to Verizon FIOS switch is currently scheduled for 3/24/08...I hope the transition goes smoothly.