Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Asus Eee PC - bigger mouse pad, larger screen size

Bigger mouse and bigger screen anyone? That's the ASUS Eee PC 900 for you.

With the popularity in Asus Eee PC, will this revive the UMPC line of Dell ?But I find it funny. The beauty of Asus Eee PC is the size. But there are consumers who want bigger screen sizes. Why not just stick to smaller notebooks or laptops. Those who want 17-, 18- and 19-inch screens can jolly well stick to notebooks. Those who seek lighter and smaller notebooks can try the 7- inch Asus Eee PC.

Taiwan High Speed Rail

Have I talked about the Taiwan High Speed Rail before ? I forgot. But anyhow, the high speed rail is one of the things I am most impressed with here. Nothing much impresses me here, really. Maybe I need a long time to explore, discover and appreciate.

The Taichung station

Arriving train

There are cars for reserved (assigned) sitting and the last few cars (I think from car 9-12) are free sitting. Free sitting tickets are usually 20% cheaper.

An information map and guide of the train

Quite comfortable if you ride long distance, since it is not as bumpy as a 2-hr taxi ride from Taichung to Taipei.

So if you are working on a laptop, the high speed rail is definitely a much better option.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Safety at the MRT tracks

With several cases of suicides and accidents on the MRT tracks in Singapore, maybe it's time to build an automated gate or door along the train tracks, similar to those in the underground MRT stations. This will definitely prevent accidents during rush hour traffic when people are rushing for trains. Who knows, you might get pushed around by running masses and fall off to the tracks? :O

The Taipei Metro does it this way in crowded stations -