Getting stuff done on a plane is always a pain in the ass. Sure, I’ve got the laptop and an extra battery, but actually using it on the plane, especially with the person in front of you reclining, is just about impossible. And I’m about to spend quite a long time on the plane this weekend. I could use it to “detach” for a while, as multiple people have recommended I should do. They’re obviously insane.
So instead I have tried to make a plane friendly system that I can use to do a little hackery and work on some notes without having to contort myself too much. Russ had lent me a bluetooth keyboard to try out with the 770 a while ago, and it was brilliant. So I Amazoned myself a Think Outside Stowaway bluetooth keyboard cause of course I had no idea where they would stock such a thing (I tried CompUSA, Fry’s and Best Buy). Tada!
Should make an excellent device for the trip. I have xterm, python, a PDF viewer and a backlog of papers I’ve been meaning to read, VIM, and 3 gig of storage. The battery the n800 uses is the same one as the 770 did, so I have an extra battery. And what a stroke of luck, it’s the same battery that the E61 uses as well! So I have three batteries all together that if I leave with them charged up I can use in the N800. In flight wifi would rock, but hey, I’ll take what I can get.