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Way too much for a first entry

I've been promising my friend Steven that I would start a gadget/tech blog for a while now, but haven't gotten around to it for various reasons. At this point, I have a backlog of toys to discuss, and I'm going to see how well I can stick to contributing something every few days as I use the products. Unfortunately, to get started I need a bunch of background.

First, a bit about me. I'm an enterprise architecture consultant. I won't bore you with what that means at this point, except to say that I travel quite a bit (4 days a week, more or less full time for the last 8 years) and my daily life is really focused around the technology I carry with me - my laptop(thinkpad for now), mobile phone (today a blackberry 7100t), and when I'm flying or trying to focus, my music (iPod).

Heart Rate Monitor

The more you work out, the more efficient you become, the less calories you burn. What to do, what to do?

I am a big fan of heart rate monitors. They help keep you honest when you exercise. They can help you make sure that your warmup is really a warmup, and know when you have cooled down enough.

One of the main reasons for getting a heart rate monitor is to watch the effort that you are producing. As you train, you become better at what you are doing, and you have to work harder to see results.

Digital Cameras Vs. Film - some thoughts

I have a dream about... authorized collaboration.

Knowledge management is more than just contributing, discovering and consuming content. Not only do I have to be able to store the right stuff, find the right stuff and learn from the right stuff, but what I am and am not authorized to see has to be managed. A platform like TechLore has to be intelligent enough to make sure that the right people see content and the wrong people don't. It's two halves of the same whole.

So, here's the vision... Imagine this platform as the solution to my company's knowledge management needs. Let's say my company is Widgets-R-Us, the leading maker of widgets in the fantasy of my own mind. Here at WRU, we know alot about widgets that we need to store and manage so that it can be effectively shared with the various makers and movers and shakers in our company. This is internal information. The TechLore platform can help with that.

I have a dream about... knowledge management.

MP3 player comparison

I was going to write about cameras today, but I have spent the last few days buying and playing with MP3 players.

Currently, each member of my familly (except Kitty and Eli - the dogs) has an MP3 player.

They are all different types and brands, so I thought I would do a comparison.

I currently am using an Ipod shuffle on loan from tech lore.

Yesterday my youngest son bought a Sony network walkman.(With his birthday money, he turned 13 on Thursday - happy birthday Matt :-)

Josh, my oldest (14) has my old player, a RIO sport.

Mike, my husband, uses his pocket PC, a dell axim.

I will be buying one in the next few weeks for myself, and probably will buy a Sony.



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