|You’ll be hearing from me fleetingly if at all over the next few days— I’m off to Kawasaki for HAL-Con 2014, with a mixture of fear and excitement and the profound hope that I’ll be able to find my way home again afterward. One nifty thing the HAL Con folks do is put out an exclusive private minicollection of stories from their author GoH— the iteration to your right having been illustrated by this year’s artist GoH, Hotaru Unno.
I’ll be accompanied on this trip by the new Light of My Life, which I’ve spent the past few days stroking and loading and introducing to the rest of UnicornSquidNet: meet BOG, the latest and shiniest addition to our Laptop Family:
|Seven kilograms of quadcore goodness. Four separate fans to keep it from scorching the flesh of your legs right through the denim. An entire backside dedicated to every kind of video interface from mini to semaphore. A function bar reverse-engineered from Cylon technology, over a keyboard whose programmable LEDs pulse in enough colors and frequencies to induce epilepsy in all but the legally blind. Built-in subwoofer. The power brick alone is the size of a cinder block.
They say you shouldn’t even boot this baby up if you’re more than fifty kilometers from the nearest nuclear reactor; further than that and the sheer suck of power through attenuating cable melts the hydro lines. Homely and massive and magnificent— just like its namesake.
So anyway, I’m outta here. Wish me luck.
Transoceanic flights haven’t been getting the greatest press lately.