A while ago, I had to give the Lenovo Thinkpad X41 Tablet PC that I received back, because a customer who was headed overseas needed it. So, he got mine, and I was to get the one that had been ordered for him. No big deal.
I got a call from the guy who was in charge of all this on Friday afternoon, asking me what I was doing this weekend. I said nothing, and he corrected me, saying that I’d be playing with my new tablet all weekend.
I don’t have everything completely set up on it for work stuff yet, but all I really use for blogging and non-work related stuff is Firefox (I always at least have tabs open for Bloglines, Flickr, Gmail, and TinyScreenfuls) and a few extensions (Bloglines Toolkit, LiveLines, Performancing, and ForecastFox). I’m trying an extension called GeckoTIP, which is getting raves from the Tablet PC community for finally allowing good pen usage for text input in Firefox. It basically does “scope guessing” – if you’re in the address field, it knows you’re trying to write a URL, and interprets pen input accordingly. Does the same for email and other fields. So far, so good.
Anyway, you’ll be hearing me talk a lot more about my new tablet as I get my work data migrated, and start using this as my main machine. Let me know if you have any cool tablet tips or suggestions!