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First Saturday of 2011

Little break in my busy life as a tech today. I drove up to “the big city”, and fought the crowds in Golden Gate park to see an exhibition of paintings. The highlight of which was this…

And there were two Rousseau’s there.. which are always a treat..
(I liked Rousseau from the beginning as I could always get his work right in my Art History exams.. even back in the days when I didn’t know my Manet from my Monet.. His stuff is kind of.. distinct. Here’s a sample.. [not at exhibit].)

For those interested.. here is a link to the exhibit’s webpage.Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.

Okay. Back to the tech. I am currently fiddling around with applications for getting myself organized.. and “notetaking”. You know.. quick To Do List makers/organizers. I am looking at Evernote (again, as it’s been a while) and ActionOutline. I just started my evaluations, so I haven’t anything yet to say. But I will ask you – Dear Reader – if you have a favorite program for notes and lists and staying organized and on track.

(For example.. is anyone out there using Nozbe?)

If so, let me know, will you?
Thanks, and have a great weekend!

January 8, 2011 - Posted by | computers


  1. What a worth while visit to the big city…what a wonderful exhibit.

    …and Rousseau yes, I just today,unpacked some books and paintings/prints, I have that exact print…yes just the print, wish it was the original…oh well…

    until later


    Comment by Gaia | January 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      The exhibit is (mostly) sold out, and there were plenty of people there. Good to see such good public reception.

      Of course, Van Gogh seemed to draw the crowd. Which was fine with me.. as I was lingering at the Suerat’s.. though, of his, they had mostly portraits. (I have tried my hand at pointillism..)


      Comment by techpaul | January 8, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thanks for this Paul. I am aware of these systems of… Action Online, Ever Note, Getting Everything Done… often wondered about this way of keeping track of my stuff.

    I took a look at the above, it is not for me. While I am always looking for short cuts…a quicker way to do things, a quicker way to destinations… I feel to use this “tech-way of organizing my time” would take me much longer to accomplish anything. I like my “Day Timer, good old paper and pencil” to keep up with it all.
    Guess I am not that Tech Savvy!



    Comment by Gaia | January 9, 2011 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      My research so far leads me to believe that there’s yet a perfect substitute for a (paper) dayplanner and pencil.

      But we have to save trees and go paperless, or we won’t advance as a species, ‘cuz the planet will die.
      (never mind all the power we have to generate to push electrons around the wires, or that the machines themselves last 2 years and then are nothing more than toxic waste…)


      Comment by techpaul | January 9, 2011 | Reply

  3. Howdy Paul

    Times like this make me wish I had taken some art classes. I’m a big fan of Vincent’s but I know diddly about the finer points concerning the artists. All I know is I get a chill when I stand in the presence of a work of art that old… And, I do appreciate the beauty. Maybe that’s enough, for me…


    Comment by KsTinMan | January 9, 2011 | Reply

    • KsTinMan,
      I returned to school late in life, and they had changed graduation requirements so that I had to choose from several different “artsy” electives (for a “well-rounded education”) — I always chose “Art History”, as it sounded like an easy A.

      .. never was.

      I don’t know that being able to look at a painting, and be able to know who it was painted by, makes the painting itself (or the pleasure of looking at it) any ‘better’.


      Comment by techpaul | January 9, 2011 | Reply

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