Dan Benjamin of “Hivelogic”:http://www.hivelogic.com recently wrote about “his software setup”:http://hivelogic.com/articles/2006/04/17/setup_part_ii. Even though he uses a Mac and none of the software he mentioned would be of any use to me, I was intrigued by the idea and inspired to write a similar post of my own. Actually, I’ve been working on this post for a while but I’ve decided to break it down into pieces so it looks like I actually do something around here.
Before I start to talk about individual programs, I’d like to say a little about my computer. For the past couple of months I’ve been using a company-issued “HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC“:http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/321957-304452-306995-304455-306995-457948.html. I was a bit skeptical at first about the whole tablet thing, but I must say it adds another layer of freedom to personal computing. I always have the option to flip the lid up and use it like a normal laptop, but it’s quite useful being able to take notes and refer to my documents or the web while I’m up walking around.