Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tech, I need it

I <3 Tech

What an exciting day for me.  I love tech, and the more I use it the more I realize how much I enjoy using it.  Today my son had to meet some of his classmates to work on a project.  No problem, I have a bonus chapter for my video training title to script so I can record it.  I can work on it then.  We live in a place that has a high amount of traffic on the weekends, especially during spring break, and there is only one road in and out of our town.  That means that to get out of the house would take about 45 minutes to an hour, and to get back would take about just as long.  By the time I got back home from dropping my son off I would have to leave, just to sit in traffic.  Ah ha!  I have tech!  So I packed my Dell laptop, my Palm Pre, and my jump drive.  I also took along a notebook, not a real notebook, but actual notes written on paper.

I dropped my son off and went to find a "techy" type place to go, grab some coffee, a snack, and plug in.  Found it, Starbucks will do just fine.  The funny part, that once I started I quickly realized that my working file wasn't on my jump drive, but on my Windows Live account! It's there so I can get to it no matter where I am.  This Starbucks didn't have a wifi and I couldn't find one.  I quickly turned on the Mytether application on my Palm Pre.  Presto!  Instant wifi hot spot.  I was able to get several sections written and even started writing this post.  I did forget my USB cable so I wasn't able to charge my phone.  Let me tell you, tetherinf my Pre really drained the battery, fast.

So, with my tech I was able to work and have a productive afternoon.  How does your tech help you be more productive?

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