Hello, and thanks for dropping by… and even more so, for navigating to this page to find out what it’s all about. I am very grateful.
“Eee 701 Planetoid” started out, basically, as an “offshoot”, or “overflow”, of my primary blog, Sidingsound (no longer running). I started “E7P” purely to hold my recorded observations, experiences, tips, tricks and other ephemera, connected with my ownership (as of November 2009) of an Asus Eee PC 701SD 8Gb mini-mini-laptop, or “netbook” as the IT press seemingly decided to nickname them.
(Oh, and why “Eee 701 Planetoid“? Well, I wanted to just call the blog “Eee 701 Planet“, but that implies to me that it would be the definitive, all-conquering resource for all things Eee 701-related, and my ambitions for it at this stage are somewhat more modest! It also helps that a “planetoid” is another name for a “moon” or “satellite”, which to me sums up nicely the original relationship of this blog to its parent.)
Hiving this off into a separate blog allows me to specialise the subject matter, as well as avoid clogging up my main blog with lots of posts about the Eee, as I imagine that not every reader of the main blog will want to read all about the minutiae of using ultra-portable laptops running Linux.
And, if I’m honest, this blog provides me with an excuse to put my mostly-dormant WordPress.com account into service. It’s something of a budget operation, hence the use of one of the “preset” site templates here (you have to cough up a few dollars for the right to customise your own site appearance), but it’s surely the words (and sounds, pictures, etc.) that count, so I hope you will indulge me on the site-aesthetic front.
I feel it only fair to warn readers that this site may contain information on gadgets, snippets of source code, Linux arcana and sundry other material of a highly geeky nature, but if you’ve come through to here I suspect you were looking for it on Google anyway (or you know me personally, and wonder what I’m up to now), therefore I trust you are adequately fortified.
So, without any further ado: it’s off to the Planetoid. Lift-off is imminent: don’t forget your spacesuit 🙂
November 2009 (updated October 2010)