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Netbooks, iPads and Slate Thingies, sheesh

Is it me, or is anybody else slightly annoyed at the current round of "innovation" for ultraportable computers ?

There was this big hype about iPad, and when it finally came out, it lacked the absolutely critical things I need as a technology professional: 1) Flash support (duh!), 2) A camera for video conferencing, and 3) any way to use external storage, be it USB or SD, or micro SD.

I myself was intrigued by the hype of tablet computing, and tried out the Lenovo S10-3t convertible tablet PC. I found it a little flimsy and clumsy, and my hope was that I could run Mac OSX on it, which failed (note: technically it does run, but none of the good hardware is supported). I was quite disappointed when I found out that Lenovo decided to install Windows 7 Starter edition on their already expensive netbook. Windows 7 has great support for tablet computers, but not in the Starter edition. So, somebody there thought "lets release a cool netbook, but lets distribute a crippled…

Post Fail Documentation on Lenovo S10-3t w/Snow Leopard

A few people have asked me how I managed to get snow leopard installed on the lenovo. I did in fact get the OS running, and if you were happy with no video acceleration, no sound, and no wifi/ethernet and no touchscreen support, then this is a viable solution for you (ha). If I could get the wifi to work, that would at least be something useful, but as my previous post outlined, I was unable to get any of the above hardware to work. This doesn't mean that it can't be done -- it just means that I lost interest.

Ok, so to get Snow Leo running on your lenovo S10-3, heres how it goes:

1. Make sure you have a backup of your factory config, or a proper win7 dvd to install from when you get sick of non-working devices. Even better is to swap in a difference 2.5" sata drive to experiment on.

2. Get a retail version of snow leopard from Apple. Its cheap, so don't pir8 it.

3. Go get "GA-EP45-DS3L BootCD" from here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showto…

I've been invited to speak at NCDevCon 2010!

Following the success of the CFinNC conference last October, the Triangle Area ColdFusion User Group (TACFUG) is proud to announce NCDevCon 2010.

This conference is planned for May 22-23, 2010 and will be held at the College of Textiles on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Did we mention that the cost for this conference is the same as last year? That's right. It's free!

I will be presenting on building Facebook applications with ColdFusion, and going "beyond the basics" including some of Facebook's new APIs for 2010.

Check it out online at http://ncdevcon.com/