Daniel Kligerman

Walking the Earth

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Productivity on the go

Having switched from Blackberry to Android about six months ago, my mobile experience has become much richer and more extensive. But that only applies to consuming content; not to creating it. As much as you might argue that the mobile tools exist to produce written content, the limitations of a phone keyboard, and lack of things like drag and drop are too significant hurdles for me.

The wonderful Swiftkey keyboard predicts my next word quite well, which gets me to the point where I can write short emails, texts and tweets. But anything longer, such as a post like this, and my longing for a full 90 words per minute keyboard is too intense to keep writing.

The problem is that this limits my ability to write as much as I want to. I don’t carry my laptop with me everywhere. So I end up reading, listening and watching much more than writing. And I’d like to write more.

Solutions? Maybe a tablet with some sort of full external keyboard? Or a smaller laptop that I carry around more? I’m open to suggestions.

Own your on-line presence

I have always agreed that you should own and control your on-line presence, assuming you care about such things. So while there is no issue with using Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, you are giving up a significant amount of control and ownership if you use those sites as your only presence.

I have (sparsely) maintained a blog since 2001, and I just completed an update to it that includes moving it to my own domain name (kligerman.ca), and rejigging it to add links to all the other places I am active on-line. These changes make it feel much more like a real home for me on the web, and I think it will encourage me to share my thoughts more often. I also added a feed of the posts by others that I think are worth reading–oddly, I have been sharing such posts for years within Google Reader, but for some reason have never shared them elsewhere.

MediaLounge

New gadget report: We have added a D-Link MediaLounge to our home theater.

Cisco Symposium

Cisco holds an annual technical symposium in Toronto, and I attended yesterday

Furnace

Summer is officially over: last night we officially and momentously turned on the furnace. This morning the thermometer read a chilly six degrees (that

Wireless Camera

My newest gadget is a wireless IP camera from Linksys (the WVC11B). It is relatively inexpensive, and its most useful feature is that it is self-sufficient