Thanks to the 4th of July Weekend, I was able to have time to go places and do things instead of sit in front of the computer all day reading Engadget, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, and the lurk the Rage 3D and MacRumors Forums… Yes, geeks have lives too and we do go out and try to have somewhat of a social life away from the computer desk!
I was at Bob’s Big Boy in Pasadena for lunch which offered free WiFi making it a perfect opportunity to get some work done after I eat. I usually carry my MacBook Air 11″ with me almost everywhere I go so I can take advantage of the air conditioning and free refills on the ice tea on this hot summer day.
Picked up this rotating iPad stand at Office Depot for less than $4. It’s on clearance and it was so cheap I decided to try it out. I’m pleasantly surprised that it works pretty well with the iPad 2. Not only does it rotate to portrait and landscape, the viewing angle is adjustable as well. I also like the fact that it has a wrist rest to type with the touch screen. I might add a bluetooth keyboard and use a stylus to navigate through the OS. This is definitely much more with it than the other stands that go up to $70 plus!!! I’m thinking of buying the rest that are on stock!
For those that haven’t figured it out yet, I’m Asian and ramen is a comfort food that I just can’t live without. I live about 8 miles away from a decent noodle house that isn’t ridiculously over priced, or a place that doesn’t serve low quality instant ramen that I can buy for 10 cents a pack. I usually like to go to the highly asian populated communities (Alhambra, San Gabriel, etc where I live in the LA Metro Area). The challenge is transporting the take out ramen from there to Pasadena when I’m driving myself without spilling a drop or getting my crotch burned so I had to use my noodle (pun intended) to find a way!
One of my favorite workspaces is at Sizzler during the weekend. Unlike Starbucks, I get a big table, lots of space and decent food! I usually carry around my MacBook Air with a 3G USB Wireless card when I go there. Working out of Sizzler is MUCH more productive than out of any coffee house.
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