Asus Eee PC 1000HE Really Shines

I’ve been working with various Windows 7 beta builds for about three months now, starting with Build 7000, which Microsoft unleashed in January 2009. Along the way, I’ve worked with builds 7048, 7057, 7058, and 7068 as well. One of the things that has impressed me most has been how well my tiny little Asus […]

Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch’entrate: Upgrade to Vista

The gibberish in the title of this blog is from Dante’s Inferno, and is usually translated as “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” Like many others, until I looked this up I was under the misapprehension that the Inferno was written in Latin. It’s not: It’s in Tuscan which, at the time it was written (between 1308 and 1321 AD), was a more or less separate dialect of the modern language we today call Italian. But this phrase conveys the fear and trepidation inherent to going certain places where we’ve all been told, often many times, that it’s best to stay away from.