Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Winter is Here!

It’s snowing here in Oslo, which means that the winter is finally here. I have to be carefull with my TabletPC when biking to work tomorrow :-)

DualCor PC vaporware of the year... (from JkOnTheRun)

Read JkOnTheRun’s article here. All about why it’s awarded the vaporware of the year award.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Alternative way of activating pen text entry

Got a great suggestion for activating the alternative TIP I've blogged about about earlier on. An annonymous comment suggested that the Ink Everywhere panel only should appear if the pen button was pressed when clicking in the field.

This will make it very easy to perform other tasks like copying, pasting and selecting existing text in the field. First I thought that one should have support for gesturing to perform those operations, but that could be a bit too complicated for ordinary users. Any thoughts?

Debug statement in Javascript! Thanks, Julia

Read Julia’s post about her newest discovery in Javascript: The debugger statement! By writing the word debugger in your code, IE will enter the debugger on that line. That was the last time I’ve ever written MyStupidObject.MethodCallThatWillFail() in my code.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Yesterday's concert

Thanks to each and everyone of you that took the time to show up and make the night a good night for us! We gave everything, and the concert went very well. We got fantastic feedback from the audience, and the place was packed.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Speaking of guitar heros...

Found this video over at Espen’s blogg. Rodrigo Y Gabriela are real guitar heros. Take a look, and pay attention to the techniques they are using.

I'm a guitar hero

Wow. We played a few rounds of Guitar Hero last night after work, and I must say that I was totally blown away with the playability of the game. RedOctane and Harmonix has done an excellent job delivering a great game and an outstanding user experience. Playing on the game’s “plastic-o-so-fantastic”guitar really made me feel like a guitar hero. And I might need it, since I’m trying to become one tonight.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cochise is playing live at Cafe Mir on saturday

And I know that it’ll probably be a bit long for you all to travel to Oslo (Norway) to see us. But I just wanted you all to know. You can read more about our band here, and visit our MySpace.com page here. We’re also releasing our new video and ep at the show.

Remember, this is the band I blogged about using my TabletPC when rehearsing :-)

Monday, October 16, 2006

Josh is searching for something else to do

Hope that he isn’t quitting because the Tablet PC market is becomming too small. I belive in the platform and think that a vibrant and good marketplace for third party software is important to ensure growth. So Josh, hope you find something usefull to do, and good luck with finding a new home for TEO.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

What kind of alternative input do we want on the Tablet PC?

(Note to self: Remember not to spend this long untill next time you post.)

If you’ve read my blog the last 6 months, you’ve seen that I have created a small tool for writing ink directly in text fields on the screen. One of the obstacles I’ve met when developing the tool has been to get a consistent way of tracking input fields for all programs in every scenario.

The other major issue I’m having is something I feel I need some help answering. How should an alternative Tablet PC Input Panel work? Jan-Kristian correctly pointed out (when commenting my posting) that there are a lot of considerations to take care of, like how to edit ink etc.

I’ve found out that covering all text fields with a semi-transparent inkable field might work if there are enough functionality for editing text already in the field, and for editing the text you’re currently writing. What I’d like you all to do now, is to comment on this post with your concerns and wishes.

Thanks for your feedback.