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Anger management

Recently I’ve started loading my MP3 player with podcasts that I listen to when I drive to and from work. This is an excellent replacement for mainstream radio; I can find podcasts discussing the topics I’m interested in, and use this ‘dead-time’ to learn something new. Also, the radio in my car doesn’t work. In addition, there is often a lot of traffic, so a quiet car can drive anyone mad.

So, if your radio doesn’t work, you’re in your car and you spend fourty minutes on something that should only take ten if it weren’t for all those other bastards who also decided to drive to work at EXACTLY 07:45 (who are these people??) – AND you’ve got an MP3 player – then this might be useful for you:

Here are some audio I enjoy listening to while angry and frustrated in my car:

  • Diggnation– they say: “a weekly tech/web culture show based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories.” I say: this is awesome. I mean, a concept where two guys are drinking beer, having fun and discussing tech just makes me happy.
  • ITConversations.com – Lots of IT stuff
  • JavaZone 2005 mp3’s – From JavaZone in Oslo
  • LearnOutLoud – Haven’t checked them out properly yet, but they might have something..

Enjoy!

Hipster PDA

I’m just flabbergasted! I’d never heard of teh Hipster PDA before today. Incidently, I came across the original introduction at 43Folders.

Merlin, over at 43Folders describe the Hipster PDA as:

The Hipster PDA (Parietal Disgorgement Aid) is a fully extensible system for coordinating incoming and outgoing data for any aspect of your life and work. It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and “beaming,” and is configurable to an unlimited number of options. Best of all, the Hipster PDA fits into your hip pocket and costs practically nothing to purchase and maintain.

In short; it’s nothing more than a fancy notebook. Or, just a notebook. That you can have in your back pocket. So, what’s the news?

Well, look at the community! Look at the services being provided, the idéas being exchanged, and last but not least – the name! It’s not a notebook, it’s a Hipster PDA!

Here are some links I collected to get you started:

That should be enough to keep you busy for a couple of hours.

I’m going to go Hipster PDA myself, and if you’re lucky I might even get around to post an image. Imagine that!

Oh, by the way, searching for “hipster” on urbandictionary I found this definition:

Someone who thinks that they are being “special” and “unique” for liking some underground bullshit no one else cares about. And they pointlessly look down on people who don’t know anything about indie culture, because that’s the only thing they know anything about. They’re quick to call the rest of the world conformists when in reality, they are the ones conforming by partaking in a “too cool for mainstream so i am going to reject it by looking and acting like a grungy asshole” way of life only to seem uber-fashionable. They just end up looking like idiots. 1) Hipster: I won’t drink at starbucks, it’s too corporate. 2)Non-Hipster: I want a Louis Vitton purse because they are cool Hipster: You’re such a conformist, haveing a Louis Vitton purse is so unoriginal. I like my purse I found in the gutter for $4 dollars. Non-hipster: but it’s fugly Hipster: yah, but no one else has it. It’s completely unique. Non-hipster: that bum over there has something pretty similar though. Hipster: You’re ignorant because you can’t see the real beauty in life. I don’t have time for this, I’m gonna go to my cave of an apartment and listen to some indie rock you’ve probably never heard of…. Non hipster: You need to see a therapist Hipster: I am my own therapist.

I guess this applies to the PDA as well, but wtf! Yes, it might be cheap, it might be fugly, it might look like something you saw on the back of a bum – but if it gets me organized, then by God I’m going Hipster!