Backup of David's Livejournal

Scrap of paper: NetGear WNDR3700 + WD TV Live

 I've got a scrap of paper on my desk I need to clear away.  So I'm filing it here.  Eventually, I'm going to replace my Home WDS (made from a couple of WRT-54Gs with DD-WRT installed).

Somebody on a podcast (Maybe NPR's Science Friday) around Christmas time recommended looking into the Netgear WNDR 3700 and the Western Digital WD TV Live.  But then again, the TWiT folks at CES just mentioned the Boxee Box and one other product they really liked.  (Note to self: It'll probably be transcribed here when the transcription is eventually done.)

Of course, in a couple of weeks, I'll probably be fawning over a certain slate computer.  We'll see.  But for now:

Scrap of paper? Discarded.
Information that was on it? Much more retrievable and actionable.
Tags: geek, web


 pupziik on Jan 13th 2010 at 11:23 PM

 sjonsvenson on Jan 14th 2010 at 9:53 PM
I still have to set up wireless here.

 davidd on Jan 16th 2010 at 8:27 AM
"Much more retrievable and actionable." You really think in terms like that, don't you? Upon finding such a slip of paper, I would have exclaimed, "oh, there it is!" and then "filed" it someplace where I could "find it again." In other words, it would be lost until I accidentally ran across it again... eventually... maybe. I think it's extremely clever of you to use LJ as a "virtual bulletin board" for important notes. I also find it surprising that you don't have a custom app designed and privately hosted on one of your own sites for such things. Did you put it here so it will pop up in your LifeStream and nudge you into action? Two coworkers (one of them my boss, actually) keep asking me why I use little notebooks as pocket calendars rather than an iPod Touch or a Palm. Maybe I'm incurably old school, but I still find it quicker to jot notes on paper with a pen or pencil than to navigate to a notepad app and type on a phone. As long as I don't tear the notes out of the notebook I'm usually in pretty good shape as far as keeping track of things goes. Okay... gotta go look up some acronyms now.

 dblume on Jan 17th 2010 at 5:36 AM
There are already pretty amazing tools out there for online notes, like Evernote. But I haven't found Evernote to be just right for me. I do use Google Notes, but I really wanted something to show up in my lifestream. You hit the nail on the head. I put this here so it'd show up in my lifestream. (That's why I had to put searchable terms in the title, too.)