TabBlogger

The chronicles of a test engineer on one of the coolest projects remaining in mainstream computing - the Tablet PC!

June, 2005

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    Tecra M4 in the house

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    I got a Tecra M4 on temporary assignment so that I can develop a Longhorn upgrade/clean install story on it. Since it's June (end of FY budget squandering time), lots of people in the company have been buying hardware with their remaining budget. I expect...
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    Hardware just keeps getting cheaper and more powerful

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    Sometimes I feel sorry for those electrical engineering grads who are constantly racing to develop the next new thing. But then I remember that I am a Microbiology/Molecular Biology double-degree who had to scratch and claw his way to decent grades against...
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    TechEd05 wrap-up

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    Well, another TechEd has come and gone! We had another great show, demo'ing the new IBM Thinkpad X41 Tablet as well as new Tablets from Motion Computing , TabletKiosk , HP and Toshiba . I learned the difference between "version X hardware" and "Xth...
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    TechEd05 day 1: Learn-Solve-Grow

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    What a day! First, we get to see the new IBM Thinkpad Tablet PC (woohoo!) at the keynote. Then, I amble on down to the pavilion booth, only to hear "We have Thinkpads for the labs!" Using the Thinkpads is pretty cool. They're light, and the keyboard...
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    TechEd05 day 2: You've got questions...

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    I worked the exhibit booth today, and got a bit better sense of the questions people are asking about Tablets. Which Tablet has support for higher resolutions? A: Look for Tablets that are implementing a separate graphics solution (e.g. nVidia's...
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    Gnomedex: what is that giant sucking sound?

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    Hrmph. Had I only known ahead of time, I'd be a) rich because I could predict the stock market; b) famous because I could predict the future and c) a bit less peeved at how Tablets were shown at Gnomedex . If you attended the event, you know that this...
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    TechEd05: Day 0

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    The flight down for me was great - plane was full, plenty of attendees chattering about the event. Buzz is good. The family though, wasn't as happy. My daughter was not happy with flying, and cried much of the trip (SEA (Seattle) -> IAD (Dulles...
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    ...and then there was Dell

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    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/227217_msftnotebook06.html There you go, all you corporate buyers who couldn't buy anything that wasn't from IBM. :) Hehe, sure it's Lenovo now, but really, Lenovo was making much of the Thinkpad line even...
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    Gnomedex

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    I understand that I'll be making an appearance at a Gnomedex -related event on the 24th. I don't have details on the work I'm expected to do there, but will update when available.
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