Monday, February 16, 2009

Quick update - Slumdog, electronic park & mobile blogging

It was a busy enough weekend, celebrating Cheryl Wonders' birthday on Friday the 13th with a trip to Victoria Square for a quick Pizza Express and a chance to see Slumdog Millionaire. More about the film later, but don't wait before you go and see it.

Discovered a solar powered play-frame-thing in the Mo Mowlam play park up at Stormont yesterday afternoon ... apparently on dull days it stops working at 3pm, long before the park closes! If you visit, make sure you bring someone with you who can work a games console, otherwise you'll never figure out the Start and Select buttons.

Today started out with a pile of work this morning, and then after lunch we set off for Cavan for a day's retreat. I'm being driven - hence the ability to type on this wee Vodafone 3G-enabled Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook that I've been loaned for a while to review. There was surprisingly good 3G signal as the M1 morphed into the A4 (how many roadworks can they fit onto one road?) - so now it's switched back to GPRS. First impressions are good and bad. Handy size, great to have no dongle sticking out the side, but the keyboard is miniscule, no function keys, and a very glarey screen. Full writeup in a week or so.

2 comments:

Timothy Belmont said...

I'm looking forward to your review of the Mini 9, Alan. Been considering it myself. Re the keyboard, my hands are quite small! :-)

BTW, did you have a Margherita at Pizza Express?

Tim

Lee Munroe said...

Seen Slumdog the other day, great film. Was afraid I was going to be disappointed because of all the hype.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button also a great movie, although long.