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Clark Kampfe
Attended Gustavus Adolphus College
Lives in Tunis, Tunisia
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Update Thurs 4-18-13: Here's an excerpt from an email I sent my sister when she asked if we were OK: We're fine. Didn't really hear it or feel it in McGregor. It was an ammonia tank-in-a-fir...
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This is just incredible. It really is.
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If I ever decide to jump into Linux land full time...
 
Toys, toys, toys..

Hey, I've joined all the cool kids in having one of the new Google "Pixel" laptops (aka Chromebooks).  And it is a beautiful screen, to the point where I suspect I'll make this my primary laptop. I tend to like my laptops slightly smaller, but I think I can lug around this 1.5kg monster despite feeling fairly strongly that a laptop should weigh 1kg or less.

Because the screen really is that nice.

And I really appreciate not just the pixels, but the form factor. I despise widescreen displays, but I had gotten resigned to them. Until now. 3:2, baby!

I don't understand why people complain about "black bars", when I can't see why it would be any different to have "no pixels at all", which is what the silly widescreen displays do. 

I'm still running ChromeOS on this thing, which is good enough for testing out some of my normal work habits (ie reading and writing email), but I expect to install a real distro on this soon enough. For a laptop to be useful to me, I need to not just read and write email, I need to be able to do compiles, have my own git repositories etc..

Side note: I also have the Nexus 10, which also has tons of pixels, but on that one I didn't get the feeling that I could use the pixels very well... Sure, I could run a web browser and make the text smaller, but without a keyboard I can't reasonably write anything, and without the option of installing a full Linux distro I couldn't see it replacing my laptop anyway, so getting a BT keyboard didn't seem all that relevant either. 

One thing that the Chromebook Pixel really brings home is how crap normal laptops have become. Why do PC manufacturers even bother any more? No wonder the PC business isn't doing well, when they stick to just churning out more crappy stuff and think that "full HD" (aka 1080p) is somehow the epitome of greatness.
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So the news we were all dreading came to pass. Opera will drop Presto, in favour of WebKit. Four becomes Three. Only one browser engine remains where the dominant contributions come from an...
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Education
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
    Political Science, 2008 - 2012
  • University of Queensland
    Political Science, 2011 - 2011
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"The people who must never have power are the humourless."
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The three food groups: newsprint, pictures, manual transmissions.
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Five continents.
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Saint Peter, MN - Omaha, NE - Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Istanbul, Turkey
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I went in for a simple task: I wanted to replace the front brake on an old bike with something a bit more modern, maybe with an improvement in braking force. My usual bike shops know me, my bike, and - most important - they are professional. It's evident that they want to get me in, out, and back on my bike with a minimum of hassle. For this, I am grateful, and I gladly reward them with my business and my recommendation to all of my cyclist friends. Not so at this Trek Bicycle Store. I'll be candid. The service was atrocious and disrespectful. The guys at the maintenance desk joked around for a while, and then decided they'd like to help me. While trying to find a suitable replacement brake, the employees kept distracting each other, seemingly forgetting that I was there. Instead of talking to me, they kept chatting to each other. One employee kept whining to the one who was helping me to help him instead. They kept on joking around with each other, taking around 25 minutes to order the brake, as I stood there waiting. I cancelled the order. Apparently they just didn't need my patronage. Fine by me - I'll take my money elsewhere.
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