DLD 06

Digital Life Day 2006, presented by Burda Media, is underway at KF-1 in Munich.

“There is one segment, where Europe does not have to catch up: the internet and the online media. Although there are some challenges we have to meet”, described EU Commissioner Viviane Reding

Handling my Email etc

David Brunelle let’s us in on his digital life and covers off the way he handles his email, Calendar and contacts [here]
David’s not a smartphone user, but he is a GTD user, put’s his iPod to use for his Calendar and Contacts on the move.

Because I’m not using a smart phone, the iPod’s my method of choice for keeping my contacts and calendar with me at all times. 

Ethan’s Digital life part 2A & 2B

Ethan has post part 2A & 2B of his digital life series

I have been on the Mac platform for almost four years now, and in this amount of time have settled on a manner of working and a system that I think suits me. While I’m constantly trying new applications out, I have mostly stopped migrating from application to application. 

In these post he takes a look at how the applications he uses make his life digital.

5 Digital Airport Tips

These are 5 tips for making life easier when you arrive at the airport.

1. Beat the check in queues – check in at home or via a machine. Most can find you either with your booking ref or just your credit card and some can even scan your passport. You can even choose your own seat. Fly with BA and you can even check in online and print off your boarding pass at home and waltz straight through without having to check in at all.

2. Find the power supply – If you’ve not got a spare battery you’ll need to find a power supply. From my own experience the outlets are often located on columns towards the centre of the lounges. That’s where the vacuum cleaners can get the greatest coverage of the room from. Look out for other laptop users, see where they are sat as they might have found an outlet. Frequently it’s a double outlet so if you don’t mind sitting right next to another guy you’ve got your power.

3. Connect to the Network – A lot of European airports don’t provide free wireless. So you’ve got two options, just pay as you go which is about 6ukp for 60 mins or find a subscription services with the largest roaming agreements. Take a look at Boingo, T-mobile and BT Openzone.

4. Fire up the live airport data – Those screens aren’t that easy to read and you don’t want to have to get up and check the screen to see when you’re flight is boarding. Fire up the live data from your airport site and just check it from your own device from the comfort of your own seat.

5. Check the map – It’s worth checking out the map of the Airport you’re landing at. Most airports are huge places so check the map and figure out where the Taxi’s are and where the cash machines are. Anything that can help speed up your progress the other end is worth a few minutes.

Now you can surf over to your fave RSS reader and check in with the digital world.

Sharing ADSL

Startups propose broadband sharing to improve speed [via]

It relies on a considerable number of your neighbours having ADSL and also being willing to share. If the community had any sense they’d just get 1 decent pipe and just share that and save a load of cash.

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Scoble’s cause

Scoble has a cause and it’s a digital lifestyle

If I have a “cause” it’s the digital lifestyle

This is the post that made me think of what I’d been doing and how I’d been telling people that a digital lifestyle is one that’s helpfull not a hindrence. I guess it’s the post that gave me the kick to write this blog and pull together other peoples Digital life experieinces.