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13 May 2009

HP Touchsmart TX2 Tablet PCMicrosoft Windows 7I've been having lots of fun since last night installing and playing with Windows 7 using my HP Touchsmart TX2 tablet PC. Considering the general bad feedback Vista got, Windows 7 is like a complete breathe of fresh air.

Installing it on the tablet PC was a breeze, and instead of the gazillion applications and drivers that I required to install for Vista, Windows 7 only required the graphics driver (which would come on windows update but I chose to install the one from the ATI site), the new n-trig Windows 7 RC drivers from here, and the finger print drivers which appeared on windows update after trying to find and install the ones from the Authentic site.

What this now means is that I have all the glory of multi-touch tablet PC fully working! I can use up to 5 fingers at a time based on the n-trig RC drivers, and I've not found a single fault yet.

The new start bar for Windows 7 is far nicer than I thought it would be, especially to use with fingers, and the onscreen keyboard seems much more clear and accurate. Even the finger print software was built into Windows 7.. There simply isn't anything extra you need, making the whole system more stable and far less cluttered.

I've installed Office 2007 SP2 back on the laptop, and Microsoft OneNote is even more of a godsend that it was before. With multi-touch I can scroll pages down without accidentally scribbling on the page, and pan in and out with the common pinching gesture.

Finally, the PERFECT tablet PC. If only sold state drives were cheaper (all in time)! That would be the icing on the enormous cake!

13 May 2009 10:15 GMT+01:00    Posted By: Adam Saunders
10 May 2009

I was doing my usual glancing at the BBC iPlayer today and spotted two things I love very much. Firstly my passion for modern classical music, and secondly my admiration for the humour of Bill Bailey. Bill is a very very talented muscian, and the way he can just take the most serious piece of music and turn it into something histerical is no easy feat. So seeing the opportunity to see him use the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Albert Hall to portray his wild thoughts and musically brilliant ideas was a no brainer.

What can I say.. Everything I expected and more... If you have access to the iPlayer, it won't be there for very long, so watch it as soon as you can!

Click here to view it.

10 May 2009 16:30 GMT+01:00    Posted By: Adam Saunders
08 May 2009

After a nice meal with a few friends we decided to go for a last minute, late night preview of the new Star Trek movie.

I have to say, I went there with great expectations, and those were completely fulfilled and some. Although I have no reservations to admit that I did watch the TV and previous films of Star Trek when it was airing, this did help understand some of the underlying decisions in the plot of the new movie, and certainly some of the "trekky" humour, however what I really wanted the movie to do was to be enjoyable by those friends that don't know the difference between a scotty and a spock. Those that had never seen a single episode of Start Trek still very much loved the film. Perfect.

So that's two great films out now. Wolverine (which was simply brilliant), and now Star Trek. Both that would seem a geeks dream, but I certainly haven't heard a single piece of cynicism from "regular" folks.

On a related, but different note however.. Cinema prices.. come on guys. You were taking the piss before, and now you are really stepping over the lines.

08 May 2009 08:12 GMT+01:00    Posted By: Adam Saunders
07 May 2009

Another year, another birthday although I could say that I felt like I was 30 for quite some time.. may be because there has been so much going on in the last year. Well, I'm finally hitting 31 which puts me on the fast track of my 30's as everyone keeps saying. These years are meant to move very quickly.

Haven't got much planned this year yet, apart from my new business and the usual bits of work I do around that. They are the things I love doing... I've also been invited to take a 2 or 3 weeks in Kazakstan walking through the mountains on the southern border. Very tempting, but the cost seems a little OTT at the moment. Let's see if the power of negotiation prevails!

07 May 2009 10:00 GMT+01:00    Posted By: Adam Saunders
01 May 2009

I've been putting off having yet another social network to add myself too. I get so many requests from different friends to different sites, but decided to finally add myself to twitter as its simple and can integrate with facebook which I already use as my primary "social network".

So now I can be "followed" at http://twitter.com/_AdamSaunders

The twitter site has been skinned to fit with the rest of my personal sites, so everything should follow through without seeming to feel like bits and pieces everywhere.

I've even put my twitter updates on to the sidebar of this site through Neetrix CMS. Which means that I don't have to update this site as often, unless I want to put something more substantial up and get small updates out in between the gaps whilst keeping this site active.

It's something I might apply to the business site as well at some point.

01 May 2009 08:20 GMT+01:00    Posted By: Adam Saunders
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