Updates of my Asus Eee PC

Here are some updates of my Asus Eee PC.

Well, first of all, as expected, it is very easy to use. Linux is serving me pretty well so far!

Also, very portable. I hardly realised that I’ve got it in my bag. In between classes (or in the classes 😛 ), I just pop out the Asus Eee PC, connect to the on-campus wireless network, and voilà, I’m on the web.

CFD Trading on my Asus Eee PC was okay. I’d prefer to use my standard 15.4″ laptop with external monitor, but when I don’t have access to the mentioned gadgets, Asus Eee PC has become a life saviour.

Running my online trading platform, is it slow? Surprisingly, no.

Just that, hardware-wise, I have to say, the standard 512MB RAM can be rather limiting. Running multiple programs at the same time can be frustrating. Of course, I can’t upgrade my RAM due to the fact that if I open the RAM bay, I’ll void the warranty. WTF Asus!!!

Another thing, the trackpad. My goodness, a nightmare! Not because it is small. The size is fine. Just that, there’s a bit of a problem with using the double-tapping feature. Quite a number of times, the trackpad won’t register that you have just double-tapped. So, I opted for the wireless notebook mouse instead. Much handier.
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University, Work, and Asus Eee PC

A new semester begins this week. Yeah, pretty boring. I know. Lucky for me though, this semester, I’ll be having a 3-day work week and 4-day weekend. Woohoo! That means, only 3 day of classes (about 3 to 4 hours a day on those days) and no classes on the remaining 4 days! Too bad for my mates in Psychology and Engineering 😉 Hehe.

In line with the new semester, I have a new resolution. The resolution is to do consistent work towards my academic duties. To pre-read lecture materials, to revise afterwards, to read textbooks, etc. etc. Some of the things that I have failed to do during my time in uni so far. It’s a wonder that I’m still here. Oh, by the way, I am 100% sure that that resolution is going down the drain this time as well. Hehe.

Anyway, you might be wondering about what the title is all about. Asus Eee PC. What the heck is that you ask?

Well, it is this tiny lil’ computer that I bought yesterday.

Purpose? Well, I have been a Contract-for-Difference (CFD) trader for some time now. Most of the time during the week, I need computer and internet access. Previously, I have been carrying my awfully heavy laptop around campus. Too much hassle. So, I decided to get this Asus Eee PC. It weighs less than 1 kilogramme (0.92 kilogramme to be exact) and it has almost everything that I need to make my CFD trading activities a tad simpler.

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eBay Scam 1

Who would have thought that online auction can be so hot today. Even my mom, who is not IT savvy, knows what eBay is.

I had my fair share of experience as an eBay Merchant. I think more than a year I was a merchant on eBay Australia before deciding to retire temporarily to concentrate on other matters.

Figuring out how to get maximum exposure to your products was challenging and interesting at the same time. In this post, I will share you about this incident where I was nearly conned.

That particular product that I was selling was an Apple iBook Laptop. The listing price was about AUD500.00 I think. I already had a few bidders interested in purchasing that laptop.

Then, I received an e-mail. The e-mail read something like:

“Hi there, I’m interested in purchasing the laptop you have got listed on eBay. I’m willing to pay AUD2000 for that laptop if you let me buy it now. I’d like to complete the purchase outside of eBay.”

That guy was willing to pay AUD2000 (4 times the amount of my listing price) for that laptop with the condition that the transaction must be completed outside of eBay. Due to my naivete, I thought, man, this is a good deal!

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Another E-mail Hoax : Friendster/Yahoo/Hotmail Account Deleted

Have you ever received e-mails like:

“There are too many users on Friendster/Yahoo/Hotmail. Forward this e-mail to at least 30 friends or else your Friendster/Yahoo/Hotmail account will be deleted.”

Is it true? If you think it is true, then HAHA to you.

First of all, if your account is to be deleted, you will be contacted directly by Friendster/Yahoo/Hotmail. They will not rely on chain letters to get their message through. They’ve got your details on their database.

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Bill Gates E-mail Hoax

Since the beginning of the internet era, we have come across a number of chain letters. Quite a number of people, I’m afraid, are naive enough to actually believe the contents of these e-mails. Yesterday, I received this e-mail from a good friend of mine:

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Dear Friends,
Pl ease do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates is sharing his fortune. If you ignore this you will repent later. Microsoft and AOL are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.

When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (i f you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period.

For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $245.00, for every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives it, you will be paid $241.00. Within two week! s, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a cheque.

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To make the e-mail more attractive, there are testimonials in the e-mail stating things like this is true, they’ve received USD200,000, a few has received USD10,000 and bla bla bla. And then at the bottom, there are a few people who said, “Try it out! You won’t lose anything! It’s worth a try.” They said that you will get a cheque from Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation.

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