During the power outage a few days back, when I fled to a hotel to avoid freezing my keister off, I hauled Toshi the Road Warrior, my ancient (turn of the century) laptop, along with me. It still works, but of necessity it’s slow: it’s a 1.1 GHz Celeron with a system-board maximum 512 MB of RAM. On Windows XP, of course. I mentioned this situation to the sysadmin; he offered to lend me a Chromebook to play with, which I picked up yesterday.
So I plugged in the little metal slab, from Samsung — this is it — and realized that I had no idea what my wireless password was. (Yes, it’s really been that long.) Fortunately, I did know how to get into the router, and I reset all the wireless parameters. (Which meant that I had to bring up the laptop and update it with the new wireless stuff, in case I have any ideas about using it again.) It’s a nice little machine, I suppose, but it’s going to take some getting used to. First order of business is to get a proper mouse. I can work the Chromebook’s touchpad — it’s not so different from the one on the laptop — but I don’t like it either.