eeePC Netbook Ubuntu mod and a bit of fun

As you can see, I’ve man­aged to get Tweet­Deck installed on my lan­guish­ing eeePC 8G Net­book. Ori­gin­ally we’d picked the eeePC up as a light web browser, but found the nat­ive Xan­dros OS a bit weak. Time passed and we’d not had time to really explore the poten­tial of this little guy…until now. First off, […]

Latest Ubuntu release unleashes my laptop

As some of you may know, my house­hold serv­er and my age­ing Com­paq Pres­ario R3230CA laptop both run Ubuntu. Well ima­gine my sur­prise when the latest upgrade to Ubuntu (7.04 Feisty Fawn) activ­ated the dormant WiFi hard­ware. Pre­vi­ous Ubuntu ver­sions didn’t sup­port the Broad­com 802.11g wire­less, but judging from my happy res­ults, the Feisty Fawn […]

Snow Leopard makes me switch to Windows XP

Last week was full of excite­ment by Macin­tosh fans as Apple released the new update to the OSX oper­at­ing sys­tem — Snow Leo­pard. I was inter­ested and took a look at the buzz and the busi­ness side of the release in a post over at the Future Shop Techb­log. Then I rolled up my sleeves […]

Installing Eeebuntu on my eeePC

You may remem­ber this post where I waxed poet­ic on the some­what-easy install­a­tion of Easy Peasy Ubuntu on my eeePC 8G (it’s a 701). Well, believe it or not, I’ve nuked Easy Peasy and am now run­ning Eee­buntu…and the install was even easi­er! What got it all star­ted was this post about the ‘base edi­tion’ […]

More about Brad Grier

Well here you are. You’ve clicked the link in my Twit­ter pro­file and are now won­der­ing more about me. Oth­er than the brief “” descriptor. Fun! My ‘tweet’ his­tory will give you a pretty good idea about me and what I talk about. But if you’re not yet fol­low­ing me and are con­sid­er­ing it, 140 […]