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Ben Nadel at cf.Objective() 2014 (Bloomington, MN) with: Jeff McDowell ( @jeff_s_mcdowell ) Joel Hill ( @Jiggidyuo ) Jonathan Rowny ( @jrowny ) Shawn Grigson ( @shawngrig ) Jonathan Dowdle ( @jdowdle ) Matt Vickers ( @envex ) Christian Ready ( @christianready ) Asher Snyder ( @ashyboy ) Clark Valberg ( @clarkvalberg ) Oscar Arevalo ( @oarevalo ) David Bainbridge ( @redwhitepine ) Josh Siok ( @siok )

My New Dell Inspiron E1505 Centrino Duo Arrived!

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I finally took the plunge to replace my father's old lap top (which I inherited) with a new Dell Inspiron E1505 Centrino Duo. Before this I was working off of an ultra-portable, Fujitsu B-Series Life Book. I think the keyboard was like 3 inches wide, and for a dude with some serious RSI in the wrists, it was basically death every time I went to type. Not to mention that the thing maxed out on RAM at like 300 megs and didn't even have IIS :( Now, I am typing on a real sized keyboard and yes, it does have two FULL SIZED SHIFT BUTTONS! Come on fellow coders, how freakin' important is that??

So far, I am very pleased. It is much lighter than I thought it would be. The screen is a little dark, but I am sure I will be able to adjust that. The mouse pad is just OK, and the mouse buttons feel weird. But, they work, and I will most likely be using a standard mouse any time that I am on a table top. But it's crazy quiet! I can't even tell it's on unless I am looking at it.

I am just about to install ColdFusion Developers Edition. I have HomeSite 5.5, Fireworks 8, and I am just about ready to rock on.

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