Just got my new Chromebook.
It’s a little small, but for 200 bones, it’s pretty sweet. I did some research and I can get this to run Ubuntu as well as Chrome OS, so I can use it for offline stuff as well. Won’t be able to run iTunes though, which means sending videos to my AppleTV is out of the question. I don’t plan on getting rid of my old laptop though, so I can use that as the iTunes server when I need to.
All in all, pretty awesome for the price. I just need to get used to the smaller keyboard now. Needless to say, screwing around with this thing just became my day’s work.
Stories to Watch: 4/22/14.
Today’s Earth Day headline, courtesy of National Journal: “Not a Single Republican Has Mentioned Earth Day in Congress Since 2010.”
Global warming will hit Florida especially hard. Might be a good time to stop voting for Republicans there.
Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in today’s Affirmative Action ruling pulls no punches. She is not happy — and she’s completely correct.
Republican Senator John Boozman of Arkansas undergoes emergency heart surgery. He’s expected to make a full recovery.
Is Republican opposition to marriage equality crumbling?
The conception mandate in Obamacare is actually very popular.
Finally, Canada’s middle class surpasses America’s for wealth, while a new study shows that one in three US deaths is the direct result of income inequality. Pointing this out is, of course, “class warfare” — except the last time inequality was this bad, angry French mobs dragged guillotines through the streets looking for the “job creators.” I’ll take the “let’s do something rational to fix this” approach over actual class warfare any day.
[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]