EEE PC, Episode 3: the Long Flight
By syw on Jun 11, 2008
Before I left for the US, I bought a 16GB SD card (550rmb) and transferred my mail folders, some TV series, and my blog drafts on it: plenty of space left. I knew that this computer is not very good at battery life, so I was hoping the airplane has a working electric outlet.
When the moment comes, I first tried the BlueFish editor. Overall, not a bad editor, but the preferences dialog is too big for the EEE PC screen! I realized that the screen resolution is 1024x600. Many dialogs are designed for bigger screen and won't fit! This means the inability to click the OK button that is typically at the bottom of the dialog. What a crippling flaw!
So I wrote this blog, on an airplane, with that cramp keyboard, with a new editor that I cannot configure, and half distracted by trying to remember X Windows resources.
Then I simply click on the video file on the SD card. Surprise. The full screen playback came up and the start playing. Cool. The display was sharp and crisp. The sound was clear (with my earphones). I was soon into the show and forgot about the computer.