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Ramblings on the tech side, Twitter, software and other nonsense.

Posted Monday, July 19, 2010, at 7:42 AM

I can finally understand the attraction of Tweeter. Not that I can envision myself using it, but it is the concept I keep running around in my head about how great it would be if I could record my thoughts as I go through the day (not ALL of them) and then put them in a blog for my Ramblings post.

While I am in the garden, walking around the house, going in to Bell Buckle, etc. there are all kinds of ideas floating around. Kind of like what you get in the shower.

But alas, they escape before I get to the computer again. Here's an idea, I could use something called Paper and write on it with a pen! But I have gotten out of the habit of carrying both of those.

Twitter might help since I almost ALWAYS have the cell phone, but many of those thoughts need to be modified, so I can't just write it and post it. I hear that is how some folks get themselves in hot water with the PC (Politically Correct) police.

When I am fired up about something and feel the need to write about it, I have learned to ALWAYS write it and then let it sit a day or more before I come back to it. If I can't wait a day, I rant out loud fpr a while or go somewhere to do my ooooohms.

I have tried little hand-held records, but then I have to listen to myself for a day's worth of rambling and that ain't good. I have a note pad on this cell phone. Maybe I need to learn how to use it.

There are so many features on my phone and on the different software I use that could probably help me, if I knew it was there. Which means, if I learned all about it, but who uses good common sense?

I still use a calendar that came with my old Palm (not my hands) because it is easy to use and easy to load. The Palm went away 10 years ago. I am sure I have it with newer software but I am "comfortable" with this other.

Probably won't give it up until I FINALLY transfer to Windows 7 since much of my software chokes when I try to use it there. I know about the upgrade techies, it just does not work. Especially for my main CRM software, which has caused a royal pain since something in 7 will not let the software company download a Microsoft SQL, or something like that.

Anyway, I'll ramble about my gardening in another post, since most of my fellow gardeners have tuned out long ago.

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It sounds as if you write music? I could see where ideas like that will easily get mixed with others and quickly get lost if you don't record it somehow.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 6:36 AM

I always have song lyrics and beats that come up in my head, and could never remember the melody to the lyrics when I wanted to remember it but would end up remembering it a couple of days later as it pops back on my mind again.

So I bought me a RCA recorder to record my lyrics and the beats that were stuck in my head. It has a USB plug already attached to the recorder that you slide out and plug into your computer or laptop. You upload it onto the organizer and place it in a file. It has helped me alot. I can hear the lyrics, and write them on paper, and hear the beats to practice on my keyboard.

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 4:49 AM

I used to have one of these. Found that they grow wild in Southern LA when I was standing at a payphone years ago. I have found similar plants up here that close at night, but not by touching it.

You blog name is of particular interest. Are you working with children and gardens?

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 12:00 PM

To keep your mind on gardening try growing the only interactive plant that moves like an animal.You can see a video of the plant in action at ticklemeplant com

-- Posted by kidsgardener on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 10:47 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.