My lunch at Rubio’s in San Diego
Today my friend Tiff had a problem with her Internet connection. She uses Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. The web browser was unable to access any websites requiring a login, including Gmail (mail.google.com), USC Email (email.usc.edu), Facebook (facebook.com), Yahoo! Mail (mail.yahoo.com), Blackboard (blackboard.usc.edu) and so on.
I have a new Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad Z61t. I close the lid often when done working, to put the system into standby (suspend) or sleep mode. Recently, the ThinkPad was failing to resume from standby. Instead, I’d just get a blank desktop.
I just received my ThinkPad Z61t and I’m typing on it right now. It’s really sweet. I’ve had only three hiccups so far:
I just signed up for Tribe and LinkedIn. My initial impression is that I am very, very impressed. Both are amazingly slick applications. They both have a similar goal, but approach it entirely differently. From what I’ve seen so far, Tribe groups people by geographical areas and by “Tribes”. When I visited the site, it told me I was from Los Angeles (and it’s correct). And the site that I browse is in the losangeles.tribe.net subdomain. One major drawback: huge graphical advertisements.