Last week the man in the brown truck brought me
a small black box with very exciting contents, my Samsung
Q1 Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC).
What a great little device! So far I’m totally impressed with it. The out of box experience
was excellent, getting me up and running in no time. As an existing Tablet PC user,
the Q1 was a logical choice for a mobile device, especially during my trip to Germany
later this summer. It’s light weight and small size will make it an easy addition
to gear. I’ll post more on the detail of the device, but for now I want to say thanks
to Samsung for making it, and thanks to Best
Buy for selling it!
Greg said that my blog looked too dreary,
so I decided to make it look at little more cheery.
A whole lot of thanks need to go out to Fred Stutzman and
the rest of the BarCampRDU organizing
committee (Paul Jones, Scott Morningstar, Robbie Allen, Ryan Daigle, Terrell Russell, Jackson
Fox )for putting on an extremely good event. Thanks to all of you! Thanks as well
to Red Hat, Lulu.com, 6th Sense Analytics ,The Aurora Funds, rPath, Council for Entrepreneurial Development,
and Blogads for sponsoring the event.
The energy created by brining together such a group with common, yet diverse technology
interests is amazing. I hope that was discussed by a few, that we can find a
way to get together with more of those people on a regular basis. See you next time!
(Pictures of the event can be found here!)
I’ll be spending this weeked attending BarCampRDU (@RedHat
HQ, Raleigh, NC) I’m very much looking forward to meeting more of the local geek community,
and a few geek celebs that are making a trip out for it. The session list is pretty
cool, including (But not limited to):
Refactoring Your Wetware – Andy
Hunt of the Pragmatic Programmers likes to talk about how your brain works. Pole-bridging,
pragmatic learning, the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition, and even a little of Getting
Things Done are all fair game.
Social Networks – FredStutzman.
We’ll spend a session talking about Social Networking Websites, such as Myspace, Facebook
and Linked In. We’ll look at them, figure out why people use them, and share ideas
about how businesses can leverage social networks.
Open Source VOIP – Scott
Morningstar We will take a stock Linksys
WRT54GL and install OpenWRT Linux Firmware and Milkfish Open SER implementation.
We will set up an account with Junction
Networks for inbound and outbound PSTN calls. I will bring several SIP phones
ranging from the budgetone 101 to the Cisco 7970G as well as several 802.11 wireless
SIP phones. This is everything you need to replace your land line phone using hardware
you probably already have. If people bring routers we can flash them up as we go.
THis session will be a good dose of non-Microsoft focussed topics for change.
In honor of the re-branding of WinFX to .Net 3.0 (Or NetFX 3.0 as some are picking
up on) I thought I would share this excellent poster that was so graciously (Shamelessly?) given
out at Robert Ingebretsen‘s most excellent
WPF talk at Tech Ed.
There just wasn’t enough room in the suitcase to bring it home, so this image is all
I have, but I did proudly hang it in my suite in Boston before leaving!