Every Software Developer must have an Ultra portable Laptop, Period.

I am obsessed with computers. I spend at least 12-14 hours a day in front of a screen, that includes even the weekends. With all the blog posts stored in my google reader, with all the e-books piled in my reading list, with all the news letters marked unread in my gmail, its really hard to stay away. But many a times I couldn’t be online just because I was too lazy/too tired to sit in front of my desktop or my laptop was too heavy to bring into the bed. But gone are those days with my Samsung NC10. This must be the coolest piece of gadget I’v had so far. Now I can power on my pc and go online in about 60 seconds and can do that right after I open my eyes in the morning(my nc10 sleeps right beside my pillow). I can even run my eclipse with terracotta clustering and do the experimental codes!!! What else can you ask from a 1.3 kg laptop with < 500$ price!

Now I realize what I missed all these days. I am hooked with the ultra portable concept and can’t live without one for the rest of my life. If you are someone like me who just can’t keep your hands off a computer, you must get one of these. I am looking forward to get another one with a better processor , May be the Sony VAIO TX series but that is when I can afford them.

“Enso”—where were you all these days!

Surfing the net is like a hobby/passion/addiction for me, And I mostly surf technology / computer related stuff! I work with other software professionals who are geeks. So anything new, useful comes to my attention early. Yet I am very disappointed to know that Its only today I came to know about Enso! I’v been using it for a few hours now but I am sure its going to be my most useful windows utility forever! It might even become a reason why I prefer Windows over Linux as my development environment [ They don’t have the linux version yet 😦 ]. Just look at the demo and try using it. Using Computer will never be the same again!!!!! I pity myself for not using it earlier 😦

The Productive Programmer

I’v been reading the book “The Productive Programmer“. Being the lazy programmer myself, I always look for more efficient ways of doing things. There are tricks I’v learned from my experience over the years and still learning new things every now and then. But it looks like this book is the summery of all that! Any developer who wants a better way of doing things must have go through this book. How many times have you come across a niche tool and said “Wow! I only wish I knew about this earlier!”. Do you remember first time you used cygwin on Windows! This book is the compilation of all those tools and tricks!