Location: Guest Room
Input Device: Cyber Rig
Audio: Brainwave, set to "Creativity Boost"
Visual: nano editor
I have been surfing...err...burrowing around this afternoon
in the gopher tunnels (?) catching up on the back log of
writings that have been posted over the past week or so. I
am also testing out my "cyber rig" modifications. The
display is face mounted, the keyboard is the AlphaSmart
dana.wireless, the computing device is a Raspberry Pi Zero W,
running from battery, with a fresh Raspbian Lite
installation. I also took out my "zero-gravity" lawn chair
from Target that reclines back and has a head and foot rest.
Quite comfortable with the cyber rig.
Jynx had discussed in his phlog entry entitled, "On further
device segmentation (20181228)," about his new mp3 player and
using devices that do one thing well, like writing on the
dana or using the UX50 as his PDA. He also mentions how some
people scoff at carrying multiple devices.
There was a time before the turn of the century when I used
to carry a Nokia dumb phone, a big Motorola clamshell text
pager, and a Palm III PDA. All 3 of these were holstered to
my belt since I didn't like carrying them in my pockets. The
phone and pager were for work. It was like Batman's utility
belt. Some of my colleagues used to scoff, but I brushed it
off...we worked in IT so we should fit the part, right? At
one point, there was even a modular device harness system
that I used to use that looked like one of those gun shoulder
holsters. It was called eHolster and it worked pretty well,
but...looked ridiculous. It would not fly to wear one in
public these days, especially after 911.
Later on, devices started to become integrated. Text
messaging was combined with the phone, and the phone was
combined with the PDA, like the Treo 650/680. For awhile, I
was using my Palm device with a small Sony Ericsson dumb
phone (with data (GPRS, I think)) before integrating
everything in one device. The Treo 650 was my first
integrated device, until the antenna broke and I switched to
the 680. I think this was also around the time when
Bluetooth earpieces started to be common.
Fast forward to present day. I've been separating my devices
again and carrying even more. I've surrendered to carrying
around a "shoulder sling." Some people call it a "murse" or
a "manbag"...it's basically like a fanny pack, but designed
to be slung over the shoulder. I wear mine across my chest
with the bag in the back. I have outfitted the cross strap
with my personal "dumb"phone (Sonim XP5700, doubles as a
hotspot, runs crippled android) and work iPhone holstered to
the strap for easy access and my Gemini PDA, folding
keyboard, wired headphones, along with my other Every Day
Carry items in the bag. It's kinda like a bandolier. I
kinda look like a tourist with this rig. To most people, it
probably seems like overkill with how much I carry. I should
probably write more about that at a later date.
OK, I think I need to unplug and do something analog.
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