Evernote is a service that promises to help you “Remember Everything”, promising to:
allow you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
Evernote is basically a self-described “external brain” that allows you to store any idea, reminder, memory that you need to remember in a trusted system.
I have been using Evernote for a few months now, and I wanted to weigh in on the system, and share my setup and how it helps me remember things.
It’s Friday night, and I thought I would do a quick review of this week’s Worthless Genius articles, as well as some other things that piqued my interest. Sit back and prepare for a link fest…that sounds dirty. Continue reading
So, I ended up having quite a few problems with the original setup that weren’t expected. I am going to have to fundamentally change the way that I look at how I do work, and what exactly is needed while I am doing said work.
Here’s a fairly short explanation.
Originally I had planned to do this experiment using the 32-bit variants of Ubuntu and Windows XP. I have recently purchased 8GB of RAM, however, so I will need to use the 64-bit variants in order to take full advantage of this hardware.
What I need to know is which Windows version should I use?
- Windows XP 64-bit
- Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
- Windows 7 Beta 64-bit
If I stick with Windows XP 64-bit, will I have issues with Adobe CS4?
Will I hate myself for even thinking of installing Vista?
Should I bother with Windows 7, since the beta will run out in August?
Do you have any experience with any of these Operating Systems, or some insight that might help me make the right choice? Let me know in the comments.
In the last entry of this series, I discussed the true cost of owning a Windows-based computer. Although the one-time upfront fee may sound like a great deal, in order to keep your computer running for years to come, you must invest a large amount of time, money and effort.
In this entry, I would like to discuss an alternative to the Windows operating system: Linux.
When taking on a colossal effort such as this Workflow Experiment, it pays off immensely to do some preparation in order to save some time for you in the future.
Because I will end up doing 4 different Windows installations, there are a few things that I can do in order to save myself some time.
I probably talk way too much about how much I dislike Windows, and not offer enough solid critical feedback for anyone to take me seriously. I was messing around with my XP install, trying to find a way to clearly divide the two main workflows that I have, and automate switching between, making it as easy–and fast–as possible to get things done.
Now, I don’t know if these issues are unique to me, and the way that I do things on Windows, but I have a feeling there are other people out there who will agree with me.
The two main workflows that I encounter in Windows:
In today’s episode, I discuss Linux. I also touch on the polarization of the Linux community on the topic of embracing closed-source, proprietary software, and why it would be a good thing for the community as a whole.
Here are some links to what I talked about today:
This episode marks the first episode recorded in GarageBand, so you should see a drastic improvement in the audio quality. As always, send me some feedback, and let me know what you think, ways that I can improve, or if you think I should start putting music back into the episodes.
Thank you for listening, and feel free to discuss this episode here in the comments. You can also email me suggestions or comments at worthlessgenius [at] gmail.com, or hit me up on Twitter, @stroz. Also, check out my FriendFeed, with username strozykowski.
Or you can download it here: mp3 format
There has been a lot of controversy lately about the viability of commercial, closed source applications running on Linux as a platform. The purists believe that all closed source applications are inherently evil, and should not be allowed to run on Linux, as it spoils the world of freedom. The other side of the coin are the people thinking about the future of Linux as a viable platform for even our grandparents to use.
I subscribe to the latter point of view. I’d like to point out one amazingly awesome piece of closed source commercial software for Linux.