On to my day, I sat down this morning and the first thing I did was login to LastPass, or I tried to anyway. LastPass is my key to the internet and therefore I keep it very secure. Along these lines I recently setup Multifactor Authentication on my account. For those who don't know, this requires me to run a small program which generates a key for any computer I have not previously authorized. The problem here is that to my knowledge, I have no means of running this small program from ChromeOS. I haven't figured out a solution to this one just yet.
My next goal was to configure the cloud printing options. This was a breeze. I signed in with my Windows desktop and enables the option from Chrome while signed in with my account. Once this was done I immediately had access to my local printer from the Cr-48. This could not have been simpler, go Google!
As someone who travels often I couldn't help but think about this device from an in-flight entertainment perspective. Here is where I think this device really falls short. Currently, from what I have seen, there is no working way to play media files stored on a USB device. In fact, there is no enabled way to view files stored on a USB device. However, I am not convinced that this is not in the works. After a little digging I found the about:flags page within Google Chrome.
I enabled the Media Player and Advanced File System with hopes of playing media on the Cr-48. The only difference I have seen is now when attaching any kind of storage it now displays a notification window that will scan the contents of the storage. It has never finished scanning my 8GB USB drive but did finish and eventually display a folder structure for a camera SD card with one photo on it. I wasn't able to navigate to the photo but I have hopes of seeing this feature in a future update.
Apps, you have to learn to love them despite their difficulties. It took much longer than it should have to embed the two photos in this blog. I used aviary to take the screenshots and do the editing. The struggle came with getting them into the blogger interface. Both systems try to make it simple - Aviary giving me full HTML and Blogger looking for only a URL - and therefore both conflict with each other. This is a minor gripe and no fault of the OS but unavoidable just the same.
Day 3 could be a slow one, as weekends normally are, but I'll update soon!