• Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    New location same old content more or less :-)

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    If you haven't noticed by now, the blog moved slightly. I'd say a little to the right but the politico season is long over and there isn't much we can do about it. In case you're reading this through an aggregator, you might want to update the feed location...
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    Methodology & Observation

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    I haven't talked about methodology in a long time (at least not on here). I was recently in a conversation with someone about doing some research using a remote screen capture tool on a PC. The person (who shall remain nameless -- but you know who you...
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    Now onto something completely different

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    Many people have bugged me that I haven't posted in awhile. That isn't because I don't have anything interesting to say :-). Mainly I've been working lately on a project that is a bit of a skunkworks even for Microsoft. It's rare that a very small group...
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    There's a party going on...

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    There's a party going on right now. It's been a while in coming, but the momentum is finally building..... The 1,000,000th Tablet PC was sold during February! Who bought the lucky unit? Was it some executive from a Fortune 500 company buying the latest...
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    CES and small computers...

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    While my OQO still hasn't arrived, I was able to borrow one from someone on the team who isn't really using his and thus I wanted to give the device a workout during an event that was in theory designed for the device. Well let's just say I had some technical...
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    More on a small computer...

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    Lora and I exchanged some lengthy emails last night on this subject. Here's the one that kicked it off, basically indicating that my pricing structure was definitely off. While I later concede some of her points, there are some other factors involved...
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    A really small computer

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    Over the last week, I've been playing with a development board from a chip manufacturer that is a relatively dated product in that it really isn't all that fast, doesn't use any cutting edge technology, but runs Windows XP at an acceptable level. Sure...
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    CES and Vegas

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    So for the first time I actually get to go to Vegas for CES. Guess now that Comdex is dead, have to go for the major show. But speaking of shows, Vegas has a lot of them and I know nothing about the ins and outs of getting tickets for these shows. The...
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    Playing with MSN Spaces

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    So I've set up a purely personal blog on MSN. The picture management capability is interesting as it's a lot easier than having my own website (which I haven't updated in eons). I'm thinking that maybe I'll give up my vanity domain and just simply use...
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    OQO not on it's way :-(

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    Well appears that the OQO that I had ordered, wasn't really ordered, so I'm not going to get a Hannukah present this year, maybe in time for New Years or perhaps in time to take it for a test run at CES. Having had a few minutes to look at the one that...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Having a second or third or fourth computer...

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    I know almost everyone out there who will read this blog has more than 1 computer at their disposal already, so what I really want to know is if you were to give an additional computer to your brother, sister, mom, dad, great aunt Sally, or whomever who...
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    OQO on it's way?

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    So in my quest to have time on every small form factor machine out there and to figure out what the real end value is behind these devices, I did order an OQO. Appears it's somewhat backordered, as they got more orders than they expected -- which is either...
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    Glass Wall - 1 : Evan - -5

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    Well the day before last was a banner day for me... I went to hear a talk about innovation, left the talk to go out to the lobby, and smacked my head right into a glass wall. I must commend the janitors as it was the cleanest piece of glass I never saw...
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    Tablets on Display...

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    In my previous post , Chris asks why not put this one of a kind Compaq prototype in the display case of all the tablets that is in the building where the tablet team is located. I'll see if I can find a picture of that display case that I can link off...
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    New Tablet...

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    Well not exactly new, but new to me… This afternoon I was helping the Tablet User Research team clean out a storeroom where they’ve been keeping their equipment that was for studies. Interestingly enough there are all kinds of interesting...
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    Nothing like a little Phishing...

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    It’s totally amazing to me how much Phishing attacks have evolved and how vulnerable we all really are. Months and months ago, I remember getting all kinds of emails asking for verification of an account at such and such a bank, etc. Of course I...
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    More on Multiples...

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    I’m getting some comments on this post , but I guess I should have been a bit more explicit about asking people about what issues they have with multiple PCs particularly given my audience (Thanks Jeff for pointing that out!), so tell me about the...
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    Multiple PCs in the Household

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    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how people use multiple PCs in their household, why bother to get multiple PCs and what unique issues arise about having these multiple PCs. The funny thing here is that most of the people I can easily turn...
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    On to different things...

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    I was really waiting for the official announcement internally before I post anything, but that's taking such a long time, that I figured I'd just blurt it out here and all those people internally who didn't know and actually read my blog (yeah, like that...
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    Mobile HCI and Glasgow

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    So far the conference has been pretty interesting but unfortunately the time difference with home has made me so tired during some of the talks that I keep yawning. Given that this is a conference on mobile usage it's interesting to see what people one...
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    Off to Mobile HCI

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    Lately I've been spending some time really exploring the mobile solutions that exists and how people use mobile technology. Fortunately for me there is a conference right in my field. So I'm heading to Glasgow the weekend. Never been that far north in...
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    Newton fans everywhere....

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    Okay so I have to admit that the Newton was pretty cool in its day. Even though it massacred my handwriting and had all those cutesy sounds that just drove me notes, but were so helpful in making sure that it understood what you wanted, the product was...
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    New iMac is out...

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    Drum roll please.... So the web is abuzz with the new iMac and the latest creation about how it's so thin and just a simple machine. For all of those betting it would be a tablet or at least include a digitizer, you know who you are; I'll take cash, check...
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    $2000 Lunch Tray

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    Someone once asked about odd usage of the tablet… During a meeting last week, I happened to snap a picture from my phone of a tablet being used as a lunch tray. Around Microsoft it happens all the time. Great alternative use of a tablet. Hmm...
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    Niche products? Here's an example maybe...

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    I was planning on blogging about niche products and how you need to do research to help understand the product in order to determine if it’s worthwhile mainstreaming. But the truth is, I never got up the energy to follow through with my thoughts...
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