Chromebook update

I was at my second conference in a couple of weeks with my Chromebook DPLAfest and Accessible Future. At both I was doing varying degrees of building stuff on the web, and I found my setup limiting. I had been counting on being able to remote in to my home Mac for anything which required heavy lifting (scripting or text editing or Python or what have you). In one case the bandwidth wasn’t good enough; in the other, remote desktop was outright blocked by the firewall. I’m running Ubuntu on the Chromebook as well, but the same firewall blocked installation of Firefox there. So color me puzzled. My previous opinion holds, but I’m not sure some other laptop wouldn’t reduce my stress levels. On the other hand, I only need to get it right once or twice this year, so probably not worth further fuss.

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cstrauber

Boston area academic librarian and instructional designer. News junkie. Fan of marine mammals, October.