What I try to get from my Eee PC alone is quite silly. I try to use it like any non-netbook, opening too many windows and tabs, running too many applications simultaneously. The netbook is too good and I can't understand how they're not selling too many copies.
I'm trying to change this behavior—opening too many Firefox windows and tabs—and that's really very-funny, if you know how I feel about "try." [The world doesn't give a fuck about "try"—but that's a topic for another time, and another blog.]
I've been using my Backpack to store information and files... I really dig it. Lifehacker has show me some alternatives, but none better (for me) so far. I'm trying to plan out my (what looks like, now) 2009 Bradtastic re-release... and it's thrilling and intimidating. My hope is that, by listing as much as I can in Backpack, I'll get what I want from this change.
I've been looking at this Livescribe Pulse Pen... interested-enough to add the 2GB version to my Amazon Wishlist. It's not quite a slate tablet alternative, but it has its advantages, too. I've used OneNote on my Tablet with some success, but I've always felt limited by the tablet's battery-life or power-cord tether. It was never really a paper notebook replacement. I think that the Pulse pen (and paper... duh) could really add something... and I'd like to have the ability to sync drawings, writings, sketches, designs, doodles and notes with voice recordings, simultaneously—and from a single device (system).
I've asked about it around the microblogs and have received some feedback and I've read some of the reviews. It's not quite a Montblanc, but... maybe it'd help?
Now, back to what I've been doing: organizing and bookmarking (sometimes sharing) sites currently taking up way too many Firefox browsers and tabs... and reading! [Most of my recent "free" time has been spent reading blogs, news and books on my Kindle. I love the Kindle.]
Originally posted on bradtastic.vox.com