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27 Nov, 2011

Couch surfing

Posted by andrea tomkins in: technical stuff

One of the things i haven’t done with my new Toshiba Tablet (which was gifted to me by Toshiba Canada) is tap out a blog post. So here I am, on the couch, with Piper on one side and a coffee on the other. Amazingly enough my spazzy fingers are behaving themselves and not creating typo-related havoc on the touch keyboard. The ability to write blog posts in places other than my desk appeals to me greatly. I’m especially keen on multimedia applications.

I can even shoot a quick video with this thing, and as long as I have WiFi access, can upload it right away. Let’s pretend that this video clip is breaking news, and not just a dog eating a cookie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulE4hLIuCpU&sns=em

Ah, look at that. I just realized that I can’t easily select text to create a hyperlink, but that might be the fault of the version of WordPress I’m running. Hmm. I think I need to spend more time with this thing.

I will say this however, the Tablet is excellent for browsing Pinterest. :)


1 Response to "Couch surfing"

1 | LO

November 29th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

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Fun! Sandi and I ( we share a blog) have wordpress for our ipads and phones and can blog from anywhere! it’s fun!!

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