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Geek, Untethered How to live the hacker life… without a power cord. Mel Chua Barcamp NYC 2006.

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1 Geek, Untethered How to live the hacker life… without a power cord. Mel Chua Barcamp NYC 2006

2 Why go untethered? Travel light. Geek incognito. (more) crashproof. From $$$$ to ¢ Slow down, look around.

3 Why I went untethered My laptop died.

4 Replacing your notebook computer …with a notebook

5 Laptop to Notebook conversion Notes, sketches, catchall. Inventors Notebook. Also doubles as a folder, sort of. Indicate action items. Use what youll carry. (mine is a Moleskine Cahier) Stick your pen in it. Nightly download to digital.

6 Notebook: where to get things Moleskine – (Mine is a Cahier) Staples, Walgreens, CVS… Used printer paper Above all, use what youll carry.

7 Replacing your PDA …with a pocket.

8 PDA to pocket conversion To-do tickler for the day Schedule Nightly upload from digital

9 Pocket: where to get things Hipster PDA 43folders ducing-the-hipster-pda/ ducing-the-hipster-pda/ Full Contact Geek UPN UPN.html UPN.html Pocketmod

10 Other things you dont need a cord for

11 Non-notebook discussion Paper prototypes Chat with actual conversations Gobby with whiteboards Your inbox with folders Hiveminder, GTDGmail, and KinklessGTD AIM bots Phone cameras Sentimental but spacehogging? Take a picture, toss it out. Back up your stuff. Digital == less to pack. Camera for notetaking. Lifehacker. SWITCH TO FIREFOX! Greasemonkey rocks. Freemind & mind mapping. Put shades on your whiteboard

12 Notebook discussion Label notebook pages with a date to force yourself to use them Notebooks – organize by linear time, or by project (one section of notebook per project) Cornell method printout on paper Sign & date (and have a friend sign) pages for copyright ammo later on scanR – automatically text-recognize your pages

13 Pencils vs pens PENS ARE NOT HUMAN! –says Ben Architectural pencils


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