12 Sep '12, 12am

Project Sputnik Report #2: I just spent an hour using the Project Sputnik laptop with a Verizon 4G ... #ruby #rails

I just spent an hour using the Project Sputnik laptop with a Verizon 4G MiFi while my daughter was at her tumbling class. A few random observations: As far as speed goes, it's fine. My fears about 4GB not being enough RAM are so far overblown (of course, I don't run nearly as much on it as I do on my desktop). But for the development I was doing - editing in Sublime Text 2, running tests from terminal, examining the site in Firefox, working on a Rails app with MySQL running - it was plenty fast enough. The keyboard is acceptable for coding work. It doesn't have as much tactile feedback as I prefer, but these days my arthritis is forcing me away from the more tactile keyboards anyhow. I couldn't overtype it, didn't get doubled characters, it didn't feel mushy. The trackpad on the other hand…meh. I get random jumps from my palm brushing it despite the driver doing its best t...

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