EeePC1000H Continued

Been spending a lot of time playing around with the EeePC. Overall impression has been universally awesome, and it certainly gets a few looks for it’s tiny size.

I’ve got it well and truly tweaked now, including two-factor authentication with pam_usb, motion-sensing CCTV on the webcam when the screen is locked, bluetooth proximity linked automatic locking/unlocking with my phone, conky on the desktop, compiz fusion and a nice custom dark theme based on clearlooks, plus some helper scripts to tune the fanspeed to something a little quieter than default.

My one complaint would be the keyboard. It’s hardly solid, and I’ve had one key skip off. That said, it’s on a par with most laptop keyboards. Recommendations for good, portable keyboards would be appreciated.

I’m also looking at how best to organise notes. I’ve been using Tomboy for now, but it’s got a few snags which kill it for me:

  • Notebooks are woefully underimplemented
  • Links are cross-notebook
  • Organisation is hard to achieve
  • Categories don’t exist, nor do tags or the like

So I’m down to A) write my own, or B) use something like WordPress, Radiant or Mediawiki to cook my own from another base. I’ve already got all my dev tools (and a whole crapload of wireless/network security tools, too :p) on the box, so running a webserver isn’t a problem.

I’ve been hunting around on eBay for a bluetooth GPS and a USB wireless device. I’ve found a Holux 236 bluetooth reciever which should work great with gpsd to connect to Kismet for wardriving and general Wireless-GPS correlation. I still need to hunt down a USB wireless card to connect up so I can use external aerials for my laptop, and then I think I want to get my laptop some power off my car’s 12V power, probably needing an inverter for that.