Archives - November 2011

New docking station for Samsung Series 7 Windows tablet

Yesterday, the docking station for the Samsung Series 7 tablet came in the mail. I hooked it up to the computer and set it up as the computer running our 50” plasma TV in the main room from which we do our stand-up meetings in the morning. Now we have Windows 8 running on the big screen. Take a...

Installing Windows 8 on the Samsung Series 7 tablet

Earlier this week, we received shipment of some Samsung Series 7 tablet computers from the Microsoft Store. Kurt Schindler volunteered to installed Windows 8 on the computer, so he made a rather large USB drive bootable with the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool ( how-to article here ). I briefly go over...

Could the app be the solution to the failed software project problem?

In Fred Brooks’ book, The Mythical Man-Month, Mr. Brooks provides several essays that share his experience in the software industry going back to 1959.  One of the common themes found through several essays is that the size of the project is directly related to the risk of failure. If the size of...