Find a laptop and flip the lid open. Which way up is the logo on the back? On pretty much any laptop on the market today, including ThinkPads, the logo will be the “right way up”.
The back of the Lenovo ThinkPad T460. Note the logo’s orientation. [Laptop Mag]
The reason for this orientation is so that anyone looking at an open laptop from the back will see the logo properly. However, if you look at pre-2013 ThinkPads, you’ll see that the logo is upside down when the lid is open. I think the ThinkPad logo should be this way and not follow everyone else. Why?
Here are my thoughts →
In celebration of what will be my 1024th Tweet, the one that will be generated by this post, I’d like to announce that I have a Twitter account!
As you might expect, my handle is @tpenguinltg. It’s actually been over a year since I got it and it’s been getting more activity lately than all of my blogs combined.
Wait, didn’t you say you wouldn’t ever get one?
There was a time when I said that I’m not one for microblogging and there was no way I’d get on Twitter. If I wanted to follow anyone on Twitter, I could subscribe to an RSS feed. I had my blogs, so I thought there was no reason for me to do any microblogging: I held (and still do to a lesser extent) that microblogging isn’t “real” blogging and that it’s better to spend time and thought into a well-crafted blog post if one had anything worth saying.
Boy, was I wrong.
My ThinkPad‘s left hinge broke about a month ago. I didn’t think to take a picture of it, but it broke in a way that prevented the lid from closing properly.
What went wrong and how I fixed it →
A couple of days ago, I overheard some people calling Easter “Zombie Jesus Day“. I’m surprised that this is my first time hearing it because it has apparently been around since 1999, gaining popularity after the mid-2000s. Easter is the celebration of when Jesus died and was resurrected, “just like a zombie“. Except it was nothing like a zombie.
The header on ZombieJesusDay.org
Let’s compare the two… →
I see this way too often: the bus is crowded, lots of people are about to board, and everyone stands in the front even though there are lots of empty seats in the back. Even worse, I see people standing in front of empty seats!
A crowded bus
This crowd makes it hard for everyone to board and blocks anyone who wants to sit.
The seats are there for you to sit on →
This post is overdue, but WordPress.com has released my 2015 annual report!
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I decided to clean my ThinkPad‘s keyboard yesterday because it was getting noticeably dirty and I haven’t cleaned the keyboard since I got my computer two years ago. I don’t mean just a surface cleaning, either: I popped off all my keycaps and went in with a toothpick and a vacuum cleaner.
ThinkPad T430 keyboard without keycaps
(Please excuse the photo quality. My batteries for my camera were dead and I wasn’t going to wait for them to charge, so I used my phone)
The whole thing took about two hours: one hour for taking the keycaps off, 30 minutes for cleaning, and the other 30 minutes for putting the keycaps back.
What I learned →