Tablet Update

The good news is that my boss, Steve has told me I can continue to use his tablet indefinitely since I am getting so much use of it. Personally I think he is afraid to try and pry it out of my hands. Just kidding. Thanks Steve!

I have spent the last 2 days in a couple of design sessions with our lead architect for a new project we have coming down the pipe. The tablet is proving quite useful for us since when connected to the projector it is far more powerful that a whiteboard or standard projection could ever be. I can bring up documents, websites, or diagrams. Write directly on them, scratching down ideas and then save to our project’s Sharepoint site so that everyone can have access to all the diagrams, flowcharts, and concepts we discussed. These files also prove very helpful when I start writing more finalized documents since by converting a lot of my handwriting to text, I can cut down on a lot of needless rework.

I am still on the fence with OneNote. I like it. But I don’t love it yet. I want to love it but I need more time I guess. In the meantime, I find myself switching between it and Journal for most of my tablet use these days.

The next thing I want to do is start getting as much of my reading material as possible as ebooks. Traditionally I disliked ebooks because I never found my desk the most comfortable place to do any significant amount of reading. These days I find it a pain to use a real book. I know I know it sounds like a lot of bull. But it?s very true. Between lighting, comfort, and the lack of pages to turn, the tablet an excellent tool for catching up on many of my favorite subjects online.

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