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Lenovo ThinkPad T510: Hardware

Posted by on Aug 29, 2010 in Computers and the Internet | 0 comments

Lenovo ThinkPad T510: Hardware

On this page, I describe the hardware specifications and some hardware peripherals of my laptop. I conclude with an assessment explaining why I love this laptop, and it's the best I've ever had.

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My smartphone – iPhone 3GS

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in Computers and the Internet | 0 comments

My smartphone: Apple iPhone 3GS

I really like some things about my iPhone, and I really hate some things about it. Pretty much what I like has to do with Apple's engineering prowress, and what I hate has to do with Apple's marketing tyranny. It is evident from my criticisms that I want a smartphone that is fully compatible with Linux, and that permits me to run whatever software I want on the smartphone that I paid for.

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My laptop – Lenovo ThinkPad T510

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in Computers and the Internet | 0 comments

My laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad T510

The first laptop computer I ever used was one that I used occasionally for my first ever job, as a part-time as a computer technician for LSU Libraries (that's where I learned about PC hardware). It was an IBM ThinkPad. My boss didn't like it that much, for whatever reason (he called it a "StinkPad"), but I fell in love with the TrackPoint mouse pointer embedded in the keyboard. I loved the fact that I didn't have to lift my hands from the keyboard in order to use the mouse. That henceforth became my holy grail for keyboards.

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My computers

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in Computers and the Internet | 0 comments

My computers I love computers, and they're a big part of my life. I have three computers, and I have a page dedicated to each of them, listing their hardware and some key software elements: Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Smartphone: iPhone 3GS Work Desktop: Dell Dimension    

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Database resources

Posted by on Sep 12, 2008 in Computers and the Internet | 0 comments

I’ve compiled various helpful links to websites and other resources related to databases. Oracle Official Oracle database website Oracle Express Edition (freeware version of Oracle) Oracle Database 11g XE Getting Started Guide – First place to start with Oracle XE Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Tutorial – Interactive, hands-on, video-based tutorials A few essential tech support notes for Oracle 10g XE The default version of Oracle 10g XE works only with Microsoft Internet Explorer Insurmountable incompatibilities will...

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Java resources

Posted by on Sep 12, 2008 in Computers and the Internet | 0 comments

I’ve compiled various helpful links to websites and other resources related to Java programming: Official Java resources Official Java website at Sun Official Java tutorial from Sun Java 6 API – the Java class libraries OpenJDK – the open source release of the Java Development Kit General Java directories Java on About.com Cetus Links’ Java pages Books Murach’s Java SE 6 – A solid, thorough Java manual. Written mainly for people who are already decent programmers. Head First Java – A very lively and...

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