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    Word Processing on the Go, Old School

    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

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    LOL

    I am an ETL programmer. Basically, data manipulation.
    Anyhow, when working on problematic jobs, I find that I resolve them in one of three places:
    1) The bike
    2) Toilet
    3) Shower or bath

    After a recent spate of discovering solutions while riding my bike, I have decided I need to mount my laptop to the handlebars.
    Mobile home office!

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    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmoline
    How do you mount/power the pictured air conditioner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    How do you mount/power the pictured air conditioner?
    Power is easy... a dc-ac inverter off of a hub generator, mounting could be accomplished with some electrical conduit and a few hand tools.

    Hmmm.... new project!
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    LOL

    I am an ETL programmer. Basically, data manipulation.
    Anyhow, when working on problematic jobs, I find that I resolve them in one of three places:
    1) The bike
    2) Toilet
    3) Shower or bath

    After a recent spate of discovering solutions while riding my bike, I have decided I need to mount my laptop to the handlebars.
    Mobile home office!
    Hah! Most of the time when I'm on my bike, I have the laptop in my pannier.... I could just pull over at the next park.

    Barring that, I bet you could rig up something from one of those laptop mounts that bolts into a truck... Could be fun. :-p

    Then again, a PDA and the one-handed keyboard that I saw the other day would probably work just as well, and be more cyclo-friendly.
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    ...or a pad and pen

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    ...or a pad and pen

    Hush you! a pad and PENCIL are what I use for a PDA!!! Works no matter what! you can erase the memory, expand the memory, dump the memory, store data unimagined!! (Just ask Leonardo.....)


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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtsmile
    Hush you! a pad and PENCIL are what I use for a PDA!!! ...
    I carry a pencil and one of these--
    the pages are waterproof tyvek blends.

    I also carry a palm pilot in a ziploc bag, in case of irresistable geek needs.

    Cheers,
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    I feel so old school: I took the coffee-maker, blender/food processor, electric shaver, portable television and boombox off the bike and I just use that bike to ride around on now...that's it, just ride.

    LOL
    The slow down is accelerating

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigManiac
    I feel so old school: I took the coffee-maker, blender/food processor, electric shaver, portable television and boombox off the bike and I just use that bike to ride around on now...that's it, just ride.

    LOL
    ....

    How do you keep yourself entertained? I mean, we all know that nobody has an imagination, anymore, it's been bored out of us by TV for all these years.

    I can't imagine a ride where I just enjoyed the scenery, listened to the birds, maybe actually TALKED to a few of the people I see... I mean, it's just not natural!
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Anyone else straining to make out what is typed on the page? Fortunately it doesn't look like, "All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy..."

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    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    LOL

    I am an ETL programmer. Basically, data manipulation.
    Anyhow, when working on problematic jobs, I find that I resolve them in one of three places:
    1) The bike
    2) Toilet
    3) Shower or bath


    Maybe it's a "guy" thing. I usually resolve problems:
    1) in the shower.
    2) while lying in bed and wide awake at 2:30 a.m.
    3) while riding the bike.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2011 Felt Z4

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    ^^^ I stand corrected ^^^ Thanks Cos.

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    Okay, I know this is really old, but I dig the red typewriter and wanted to say so. I have a pink one that's about as heavy as a house (electric) and a few manuals that I seem to keep collecting. I can't help it, they're sort of like puppies, they just follow me home.

    Also I saw that you're from Alaska, too, so I thought I'd say hi. I'm out in the Mat-Su Valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807
    Power is easy... a dc-ac inverter off of a hub generator, mounting could be accomplished with some electrical conduit and a few hand tools.

    Hmmm.... new project!
    And he never had a headwind again...

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    Life is short Ride hard
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    My favorite thing to do is when my mind is being bent by a question I will pack a lunch and blanket and take the GF on a picnic in the park

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    That's a nice typewriter you got there.
    HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



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    Life is short Ride hard
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    I like the sig as well as the pic both reall cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer23
    Okay, I know this is really old, but I dig the red typewriter and wanted to say so. I have a pink one that's about as heavy as a house (electric) and a few manuals that I seem to keep collecting. I can't help it, they're sort of like puppies, they just follow me home.

    Also I saw that you're from Alaska, too, so I thought I'd say hi. I'm out in the Mat-Su Valley.
    Yeah, I can't resist old manuals if they have any life left in them at all. Don't get drowned out there in the Valley. Is it ever going to stop raining?
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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