Odin’s Ravens and my Asus Transformer

I bought an Asus Transformer last January and we haven’t had a good relationship. I’ve lost 2 (really!) power chargers and recently was sure it wasn’t recharging – and didn’t use it for months till a technically-oriented friend got it going again. He politely said maybe it had to be charged directly through the tablet (which he did not knowing I usually charged through the keyboard).

More than anything I’ve just had a hard time adjusting to the Android operating system which I know many people love and also the tiny keyboard (I can type really, really fast on a “normal” keyboard).

Now it’s working again, I decided we might work together better if I named it. In case you don’t know, the transformer looks like a little netbook until you pull it apart and it becomes a tablet (read: “iPad”.)  The cool thing is that each part charges up and the keyboard operates a bit like an extra battery.  And although I may complain about the small keyboard, it *is* a keyboard at least!

I have decided to name it after the Ravens in Norse mythology:

In Norse mythologyHuginn (from Old Norse “thought”[1]) and Muninn (Old Norse “memory”[2] or “mind”[3]) are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world, Midgard, and bring the god Odin information. (Click here for more from wikipedia including images.)

Messing with Norse mythology might be risky, but since I’ve been incorporating (in-crow-porating) corvids into my artwork for quite some time and I have sunglasses from Corvus Fittings (gift from son), I’m hoping it’ll be a creative and respectful relationship. Stay tuned.

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