The iPad… the answer for the Tablet market?

Well, Apple has decided that they shall put out a tablet PC that they think will work. Obviously the Mac crazies will go for it, those wanting in on the next trendy piece of kit will go for it. Then you have people like me who will wait, and wait, and wait until we’re sure it will do what we need. Frankly after taking some time to play with the iPod touch i can see how apple may think scaling it up and switching the OS to something closer to their main computer systems might fly. Frankly i don’t mind the design, or the applicable form factor. I’m not sure I’d use it for real work though. I still dislike software keyboards, though to be fair I never used a software keyboard on a device bigger then 3 inches for the screen.

The iPad vs the iPod Touch

As you can see from the image here the device is rather comfortable for those of us who have issues with the smaller devices. One of the things that stop me from enjoying the iPod touch when I see it and play with it is that I can’t read the text in safari. It’s just too small. However, with a screen this size on the iPad I might actually be able to enjoy the net on a tablet. Now, we shouldn’t forget that the iPad is just the latest, and quiet possibly most effective, attempt at a tablet device. Several companies tried back a few years ago. Lenovo has some thinkpads that can do this. HP has a notebook as well that at 12 inches is rather interesting to consider. My personal dislike of paying for Apple lock in would drive me to the HP offering first obviously.

Hopefully when it does become available to the general public we’ll be able to get a better bead on where things will progress. Obviously Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s eReader, and other such devices are going to be the ones that are really in for a problem due to their form factors. It’s not an e-ink screen, but it’s a nice look and as all you have to do is install Amazon’s Kindle software for mac to use their ebooks, well that’s up in the air.

I’ll take a wait and see, and then maybe something will push me to get one, but not for the time being.

GoodBye Conan O’Brien

Last night was the last night for Conan O’Brien on The Tonight Show. He’s now off the air and stuck until September. I’m hoping he lands on his feet and can get a new deal with a new company at some point. frankly I think he got screwed out of everything in this debacle. Leno already had his shot at that time, and NBC should NOT have tried to accommodate him.

Imperium Nocturna Quotes.

Here are some character Quotes from Imperium Nocturna.

“The first rule of fighting a war, is to realize that you are at war.”
-Vlad Dracula Tepes, First High Councilor of the Imperium Nocturna 2030

The hard part isn’t drinking the blood of a human you just killed. It’s being able to look yourself in the mirror everyday after the first drop passes your lips.”
-Leon Drake, to the Rev’d Marcus Shaw at the Holy Cathedral of Heavenly Grace, Chicago Illinois 2032

“A warrior doesn’t care about the honor of others. They are only concerned with their own.”
Hassan Mosaddegh to Mary, 2037

“The infinite potential of man has been expressed in a myriad of ways over the centuries. But from that potential that brought us the most breathtaking, soul touching artwork also came the nightmare of the Wrath.”
–Then Bishop Andreas Giovanni before the College of Cardinals during Conclave, 2026

“We do the work of Allah, to cleanse to world of the infidels. Little did we know that the touch of Allah would bring out their true darkness.”
– Supreme Ayatollah Musadda to the Council of Clerics After Wrath Spread, 2027

“I would not still be alive, had I not come to terms with the price of immortality.”
– Vlad Dracula to Leon Drake prior to the Battle of Paris 2035

“All that matters is the pack. We fight with our brothers and sisters, and if needed die with them. But no matter what, we fight and die so our pack may live.”
– Captain Cyrus Grey to Captain Leon Drake during the Berlin Seige, 2036

“Even though these children have seen the worst the world has to offer, they will be the ones to build the new world and bring it from the darkness.”
– Father Shaw
Thought

Thought I’d share these little tiddbits with everyone as I came up with them a while ago.

Extending my reach.

Well, I’ve spent some time actually putting some stuff on Facebook and some interconnections here on Dhampirdreams.com. It’s been very interesting and intriguing to find ways to make everything I use connect to eachother. I’ve got the blog here setup so I can post links from posts here to facebook, a link here that takes a digest of my daily twitter posts to post it all here. it’s all very interesting as you look at the possibilities. The thing that really made me want to avoid using twitter or Facebook at either time was that I didn’t know how I was going to keep adding information to everything while not forgetting I had an account somewhere.

It’s great when someone takes these problems and provides a solution for them. Right now I’ve got it all as I want for the most part. We’ll see what goes from there. If someone could explain hashtags from twitter to me though I would appreciate that.