June, 2004

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    Take two Tablets and call me in the morning

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    I was trying to resist the urge to blog on this, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. Peter started out a couple of days ago on a great rant (well maybe a heart felt confession?) about Tablets and how he’s no longer in love with them. I...
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    Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated – so say the TabletPC

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    I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing about how the tablet pc is dead, the latest was this piece from Engadget . I know that many of the Tablet regulars ( Peter , Lora , etc…) have had plenty of posts indicating that...
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    Tablet Field Trials

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    I’ve hinted around at what we called the Field Trials in Tablet before and I know that Chris Pratley talked about Field Trials in his work with One Note, but unless you happen to read the HCI (Human Computer Interaction) literature, you might not...
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    Conference for Tablet users?

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    First Loren wants a Tablet only conference and then Peter shoots it down since it would really be a Notebook conference. I actually like the idea of a Tablet conference, but think that there wouldn't necessarily ever be a dedicated conference for Tablets...
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    Reward Programs

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    I’ve been battling for the past day with the Starwood Corporation. They are the group that own hotels like the Westin, Sheraton, the W, etc. Personally I love the beds at the Westin and try to stay at one whenever I’m traveling for either...
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    Very small form factor PCs

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    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about these very small form factor PCs. Things like the Sony U70 (available for purchase at Dynamism – can I get a cut?) or others like the OQO (there was a C|Net video on them a few weeks ago) and the Vulcan...
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    Rex 6000 was my friend...

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    Thinking of small form factor devices, I wanted to mention that at one point in time I was a heavy Rex 6000 user. To me this was a great extension of first my laptop and then my first tablet. It would sit in my PC Card slot and whenever I went away to...
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    Running at Microsoft Part 2

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    That's it... this is the last time I blog about something that I really enjoy or a great benefit that exists. Today we've been informed that one of the great perks that we've had is going away... Luckily it's not the free soda, but for me it's actually...
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    Whole bunch of Tablet Links

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    http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=4636_0_9_0_C http://weblogs.jupiterresearch.com/analysts/gartenberg/archives/003207.html http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/garfinkel0704.asp?trk=top http://www.leaveitbehind.com/home/2004...
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    Running at Microsoft

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    Microsoft makes it really easy to run during lunch time and for me that’s been a great benefit. In most collections of building, there is a locker room so that you not only have a place to change and take a shower, but the real hidden perk is that...
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    Welcome one and all (probably one)!

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    Blogging seems to be all the craze right now and I figured that I'd jump on the bandwagon just before it all becomes passe. Seriously though, I figured that I could use a creative outlet to write about my life experiences with technology and my life in...
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    Can't sleep

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    Have I mentioned lately that I love living in the Puget Sound region? I really do – I love the temperate climate, the green, the water, the hills, etc. But some days I just hate the sun. I’ve been up since about 5:15 this morning and can’t...
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    So I guess if I'm going to blog, I'm going to need some of the cool tools...

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    Blogging is harder than people think. I'm not necessarily talking about creating the topics or trying to say something interesting, but rather getting it all together in one place and knowing what to do next just isn't all that easy. Maybe I should rephrase...
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    Life to the Tablet Part II

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    In the comments on my post about the non-death of the tablet, Christopher Coulter writes: But the only focus is large enterprise workers who are in "meeting to meeting" mode? The so called, (but badly named) Corridor Warriors? But why narrow it...
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    Hodgepodge...

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    I was going to blog about the SpaceShipOne but everyone else in the world has already talked about it. I was also going to mention that I had worked at NASA previously with Astronauts, ran an experiment in space and got to experience the thrills of the...
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    Do you know how users use your product?

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    On Friday I was taking part of a day long series of talks on engineering excellence. While listening to a talk on getting user feedback in the engineering process, I had some thought about the work that I’ve done in the past and something that most...
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    Robert Williams blogs and blogs...

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    Robert Williams has been blogging over the weekend. After his first post I teased him about how much all of you are going to expect from the “Director” and he said sarcastically that he would do it during his “free time”. This...
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    Leaving a bad taste...

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    I’m not talking about a diet soda or even a newly re-formulated soft drink, but rather those customer stories where you just can’t but help to feel bad for the customer and if you happen to be the company responsible, feeling bad as an employee...
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    NewsGator, IntraVnews more blogging tools, more frustrations

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    On the advice of everyone out there I installed www.newsgator.com to use for posting and reading my news even though I had been using www.intravnews.com . Well now I’m in a quandary since many of the news sites that I read only appear to post the...
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    Are you you're companies/teams newshound?

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    At Microsoft we have a ton of internal mail aliases. Most of these are for general business purposes like being able to send a mail to a particular team of individuals, but in both the Tablet group and the Mobility group there are two aliases that we...
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    Impatient software...

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    Tonights frustration with my router's software reminds me a lot of the early days of understanding how to people use Money. The problem was that I'm not a router expert and have a hard time understanding what it is that I'm suppose to do with the different...
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    More on tiny computers

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    Gizmodo reviews the Sony U50 and finds it lacking. As I’ve mentioned it has the “wow” factor in that it appeals to the geek in me and most of you, but just doesn’t cut it as a laptop. Their final line is that they want one at a...
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    I run therefore I am

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    Almost a year and a half ago, I started running again. This was after taking a 15 year hiatus from my running career. I had started running when I was 7 or 8 years old and ran almost every weekend in a 1K or a 1 Mile race until I was 11. I kept running...
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    Geeks bearing gifts...

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    Sometimes you should just say “no” to a geek bearing a gift. I mentioned in a previous post that my main, one and only computer right now is that little tiny JVC. Well it just so happens that the reason I have the JVC is because as part of...
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    Need blogging help...

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    So now that I've written some epic, well maybe not epic posts, I really need the following: Tool for publishing to this site via Outlook or other simple offline tool. Understanding what Trackback is, how it works and how to use it. Googling...
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