But, today, I want to help you get control of your digital world. It won’t hurt, I promise, and you’ll be feeling a lot better physically and mentally once you get rid of some things by combining them, upgrading or downgrading!
Archive for May, 2009
I am in the middle of moving to a new apartment. I used Craigslist to find my new home, but I wanted to know what other apartments were near my desired address.
PadMapper came so handy in my apartment search. I put in the address of a subway station I thought was desirable, and let PadMapper generate a map with all of the listings available on Craigslist!
Now, I can click on the red markers and look at information about specific listings and link back to the original ad on Cragislist.
*Disclaimer – I know some of you guys reading this aren’t in the States, but just take all these suggestions and apply for a normal weekend where ever you are! Love ya!
Memorial Day is QUICKLY approaching. I can’t wait for it to get here because I’m getting to go to NYC and spend that time with Ellie. Jealous? I know you are. (But before you get too jealous, realize I have to take a weeklong doctoral exam before I get there) Money is tight but you’re anxious to get out the house and do something. This entire recession is killing the social life/travel life for some folks – gas is high, food costs are high, entertainment costs are high. Well what can you do to rock it out? Check out these tips – the first three are typical things we think of when celebrating time off work, but the rest are ways that could probably better honor the holiday and those it is meant to remember.
Check out my photos and blog post about National Train Day 2009 at Living Car Free. I had a great time, it was definitely worth the long trip to Washington, DC!
Following the great post yesterday by HarriMac about her go-bag, I am posting mine. I carry a lot less stuff when I’m out adventuring around Manhattan, but I always have room for my favorite gadgets.
1. Timbuk2 Eula bag – customized for me with a PINK logo
2. 80 GB iPod Classic – full of great music and podcasts
3. Belkin Travel Charger
4. Tricked out Moleskine notebook – Read my post about 8 Great Uses for a Moleskine notebook
5. Eyeglasses case
6. Reading glasses, because even nerds need glasses sometimes
7. Keys and discount cards on large carbiner
8. Baby oil, because lotion doesn’t work for my skin
9. NJ Transit train schedule
10. Motorola Moto Q9c with extended battery
11. Pentel RSVP pen (Fine)
12. Fossil wallet
13. Bluetooth headset
I often talk about productivity and how to make life easier – so I decided to share what’s in my “go” bags with you! Ellie will follow up tomorrow with her go-bag!
The School Pack
2. Notebook for school and work
3. Med Center ID Badge
4. Stats Notebook (representing any books for any classes)
6. Power cord for laptop
7. 160 GB iPod Classic
8. Dell XPS 1530
9. Writing utensils and highlighters
11. Keys on a diamond carabiner
12. Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger (size M)
13. Belkin Travel Adapter
15. Travel Mouse
16. Flash Drive #1
17. Bluetooth headset
20. Flash Drive #2
21. Sticky stuff – post it tabs and post its
22. Tape recorder
23. iPod travel charger
24. Hand sanitizer
Moleskine notebooks are all the rage with geeks and nerds around the world, so you know the Geek Girl had to get one, too! I picked up a black hardcover Moleskine notebook a week ago, and I have found some great uses for my Moleskine in my daily life. You can use these tips with a regular spiral bound notebook, but there’s something really special about a more expensive, durable notebook that doesn’t catch on clothes or bags and never seems to age.