This is the Beast (the Dell desktop to the left, which nowdays just sits there silently chuckling away as a Linux server and VPN launch point), the Beauty (the elegant and refined Macbook, hooked up to the Dell monitor via the DVI input while the Beast is hooked up to it via the XVGA input), and the wee little Asus Eee PC 900 20G, which uses an ultra-low-voltage Celeron 900 processor (Dotham) and 20gb of flash memory (i.e., no hard drive to get cratered by bouncing around on a motorcycle). The monitor is on top of the Art of Computer Programming in order to get it above the line in my bifocals -- otherwise I get driven nuts by that. Luckily the monitor is big enough so that I can shove it far enough away to somewhat focus on it with the top part of my bifocals. One of these days I need to get some "computer glasses" (single-power glasses halfway between reading strength and far-sight strength). Sigh.
Nope, no political or news post today. Too busy playing with my wee Eee.
-- Badtux the Geeky Penguin