Saturday, October 2, 2010

Looking forward to Connectwise Conference?

It is not often I look forward to a conference. However this time I am looking forward to this event. The location is great, just across from Disney World in Orlando, I get to catch up with the HTG 3 group and have a meeting along with all the HTG family and then I am presenting with Sonicwall, Connectwise and more. Should be a packed week.

Beyond all that I just learned that Rudy is going to be there as a speaker! You know Rudy!

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger
Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy Ruettiger rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. Rudy Ruettiger is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Apple and my Soul

Has the most hits of all time on my blog. Over 100 views in a day. Are people interested in the pad or just in me not joining the Apple bandwagon. PS I found another person using that thing; Aaron Booker. I appreciate his tag line on all emails sent:

Sent from my Timex Sinclair ZX81 with the Cassette Tape Option (aka iPad)

Wiki link for those of you that have no clue what he is speaking about.

I did ask him his thought about the iPad and he loves it. He now lives in Mexico? It really sounds like a nice place. I will be jealous here in a couple of months when it is REALLY cold here. Maybe I can convince Jen to make a visit in January. We will know someone there it may be different?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So where is this Pad thing going

After doing some research here is my thoughts.

1. This tablet, Slate thing will continue to grow.
2. Android 3.0 may help this thing. 2.1, 1.8, 2.2 are not really built for this application. (3.0 is supposedly built for this)
3. Windows mobile 7 may be good for this also. (Yet to be seen)
4. Palm/HP is releasing thier version early next year. I would think Palm would be good at this!
5. Lenovo is building theirs. (I doubt they will take off)
6. iPad is King. (BUT REALLY expensive) I am still amazed they released this product and it has stayed ahead for almost 3/4 of the year.
7. Battery life is key. 10 to 12 plus is a must for this to work. Otherwise I would use my laptop.
8. Capacitive touch is required with multitouch. (If you do not know what this means, trust me)
9. I do not think any iPad like device will kill the Kindle. It has great screen, and does a really good job at one thing. Weight, screen, battery, market place, ease of use are all downfalls of the competition to the Kindle.
10. Windows 7 will not really compete even though this is Microsofts answer to the iPad. Once again, 7 is not great with touch, battery is an issue.
11. Early next year dual processing in these units will be standard. Apps continue to grow.
12. I found a new interesting app store for your net book from Intel. Go here|appup_us_app|rd11186|s&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_term=app_store&utm_content=appup_us_app&utm_campaign=DIV_US_AppUp_Brand_-_(S)
13. Things Apple should include in their next version. USB, Flash memory, Flash video, HDMI out, and of if I am going to dream, 1/2 the price, better processor, 2x the memory, 2x the battery and 1/2 the thickness (:))

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ePad update

So it has been almost a week that I have had the ePad. I barely have a chance to use it due to the kids really enjoying it. It has been a real educational tool. Carsen plays memory (Charlie Brown version), Puzzles, and watching videos. Caden has been using the math program to help him with his addition and subtraction. Tonight we had another fight on which one got to use it.

The good; The screen quality, touch works good, ease of use and tons of free apps.
The bad; Battery (3-4 hours with heavy use and wireless), No multitouch, Internet surfing is slow and wireless has been an issue. You cannot use WEP otherwise it shuts off the wireless after a short while. I have a couple of AP's around the house and set one up to do mac filtering and now it works good.

End of story is that it is a good educational tool, simple to use, however it is not quite baked yet.

Once again this is the Zenithink or ZT-180 or ePad.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How Windows Mobile 6.1 almost made me miss the game?

Went to the Chiefs/49ers game today. My good friend Kevin took me again. (Not sure why he would keep doing this other than he is a giver) Anyway, we leave at 5am so to get there to tailgate.

For over a decade, Jenifer has had the alarm clock on her side so on these occasions that I have to get up early, I use my mobile phone. (Windows mobile 6.1) I always worry about over sleeping, however my internal alarm clock goes off before the actual alarm clock. ALWAYS!

Not this morning. The good ol phone locked up and shut off sometime in the night. I woke 8 min till 5. Just enough time to hit the bathroom, dress and get the ribs out of the fridge. No shower for sure.

So, this week, I will pickup the new alarm clock for my side of the bed and not worry about this at home any more. However on the road, it is a different story.

PS, my niners lost badly. Still, I get to cheer on the 3-0 Chiefs!