Warning: this is a "happy rant"
Well, I've become accustomed to having big portions of my life tied to computers. I work in technology and have hobbies and side-businesses in technology.
What I refuse to do is let my workaholic self chain myself to the indoors and have been a die-hard mobile tech fan since early Palm days. Why should technology and work be a ball and chain?
Just this year I finally realized my mobile dreams with the Motorola Q, EVDO wireless access and a Ultra-mobile laptop (Toshiba Portege). I have spent the last week working in some of the most beautiful places on earth! No longer does work have to be indoors for me!
Here are the ingredients:
- Broadband wireless access. I've been waiting for this forever, and Verizon's EVDO network is the first in the US that serves my mobile broadband needs.
- Bluetooth. Screw cables. Working at the beach is no fun with a bunch of wires. I use bluetooth to wirelessly connect my laptop to my phone to use it as a broadband modem. I also use bluetooth to do all sorts of other things like making a personal area network to share files between my various devices or to stream music to my bluetooth headphones and speaker receiviers (this gives me the added benefit of mobile music, I have 2 GB of music in my phone and can stream it wirelessly to my headphones).
- Ultra-mobile laptop. I have one of those ridiculously small thin laptops with long battery life that are in the "ultra mobile" laptop category. It's about 3/4 inch thick and about 2 1/2 pounds. It's got no optical drive and is tailored for mobile professional use.
All together this finally set me free! Look at where I've been working this week:
Working at a La Jolla beach
My view from a bench by the beach
My "office" on the cliff over the ocean
My 'office' view
Looking down the cliff from the 'office'
Taking a walk outside my apartment to work in the park
I rarely got to spend time in this community till I finally became mobile free!
working from the park
I'm finally freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Gonna go work by the pool...