Saturday, October 31, 2009
Jackasses and laptops
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Using a laptop in coach on a plane can be difficult. The distance between the seat back to the seat in front of you varies between 30 inches and 33 inches. Not a lot of room. Long ago I learned that anything bigger than a 14 inch screen isn't doable if the person in front leans back.
I have two portable computers. I have a 15 inch Macbook Pro and a 10.6 inch HP Mini 5101.
The Macbook Pro does decently in coach as its a wide screen and the screen slides behind the keybaord when opened. The HP Mini 5101 fits just fine all the time.
Here comes my rant.
People who use laptops in coach KNOW room is tight. I never lean my chair back when I use my laptop or when I think a computer is being used behind me. If I'm not sure I check. It's a common courtesy.
The Jackass in front of me just whipped is chair back. If I was using my Macbook OR the HP he is using, the screen could have been damaged. He went straight back. Grrr..
I am hoping the guy in front of him whips his chair back and f's up his viewing angle. Annoying.
Even on my netbook I had a problem clearly seeing the screen. I moved to the seat next to me (Kelli and I are in a row by ourselves).
We've spent a lot of time on planes over the last week. Using my "back of the napkin" math, we have flown 32 hours in the last 8 days. Yowzers.
My second anniversary at my job passed on the 29th. I got a decent pay raise. I get another smaller one in January.
New York was quick.My new niece Renee can't talk. She's only three weeks old so I won't hold it against her. She is amazingly quiet though. Cried for maybe 2 minutes combined during the entire time we were there. My niece Gianna is almost 4. I think she carries something in common with me....but more severe. I think she has ADD. Her attention span is crazy short. Microseconds. Kinda wore me out
While in New York I gave my brother in laws computer a tune up. He had a ton of spyware on it. I installed and ran Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus and spyware removal. Much better now. I also helped my mother in law connect with my brother in law via Skype. If he had a Mac it would be easier as Ichat is easier to use and provides much better video.
Woopra. No it's not some Oprah thing. Woopra is a web site analytics software tool on steroids. It allows LIVE tracking versus historical data. I heard about it via Net@Night on TWIT. Once installed via an easy Wordpress Plug in, I can launch the software and get tons of data about the people who visit my sites.
I get data about the computer (browser, operating system, screen resolution), part of the country they are in, what country they are in, how long they viewed each page, where they came from (direct link/search/typed it in) and more. This is way better than Google Anayltics....and of course it's free.
With two full months left in the year.....we have no trips planned. We do have to get a cruise out of the way sometime before April...or maybe will have to give it away.
I do have weekends off in November. Booyah.