Monday, April 10, 2006

Sardinia

After a childhood spent wondering if Sardinia is where Sardines come from, I am finally here.

It is sunny but not too hot. The Island, what I have seen of it so far, and the city of Olbia are both beautiful. I hope to take lots of pictures.

I'm here for 3 nights on business, back in Ireland on Thursday evening. Looking forward to trying the local food.

Uneventful flight here, I read "Freakanomics" by Livitt & Dubner. It was OK, funny in places, interesting in others, I had previously read some of the material covered. It was a quick read though, I thought it would be enough for the entire trip, but I finished in about 3 hours, over the course of 2 flights. I picked up "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer in Rome airport for the journey home.

P.S. The "LifeDrive" I posted about below became a "DeathDrive" after about 3 days of operation, refusing even a the last resort of hard reset + reformat, luckily Dixons honoured their returns policy. In general it worked OK, it did what it claimed it could do, but it also crashed a lot. Maybe that was just my one, it obviously had some kind of hardware flaw. Still on the lookout for a PDA + MP3 player + movie player + Web brower / Email client with 4GB or more storage. If you know of one, please let me know.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not quite what you were looking for but how about combinging those requirements with a phone and then you have:
http://www.expansys.ie/product.asp?code=129252
It seems to be one of the best rated smartphones around.
DOB

2:04 p.m., April 19, 2006  
Blogger Mark Lenahan said...

DOB, Thanks for the tip, it looks good, I'm seriously thinking about it. The killer feture of the LifeDrive was the 4GB HD though. I think I just have to wait a bit longer for the "convergence" I want.

1:51 a.m., April 24, 2006  

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