So I just discovered a really clever tool for people who still like to collect scraps of information- on a website, scribbled on paper, on a printed flyer- but want a way to store or index them digitally. It is called Evernote. In their own words “Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.” Best of all it’s free. This video below will surely make you want to download one ASAP. It’s like google notebook on roids.
I actually took it for a test drive last night. When I got home from Digital LA’s networking event, I had collected a stack of business cards that were waiting to be filed. I’m telling you Evernote was just so easy to use. It had a snapshot option in it’s drop down menu and in less than 15 minutes all my business cards were stored in my computer and synced to my online account (40mb allowance). I was also able to type down keywords to help me index or search for which note I want at any given time. Since everyone’s brain works differently you may or may not associate a give name of an object to the object itself. I still have to explore the mobile application but I’m sure it will come in handy when I take photos of let’s say a brand of a nice bottle of red wine that’s in French and very difficult to remember. So far it rates high in my grache-o-meter.
Technology meets Hollywood. That’s all I can say. I just came from Digital LA‘s event over at Area Night Club and it was definitely interesting. The crowd was a mixture of people from the digital media industry mostly online entrepreneurs and employees from the big entertainment companies. They had the place set-up like a movie premiere complete with a paparazzi over at the front door and a photo booth inside the club. The fact that this is a night club frequented by celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and, yes, Lauren Conrad should be enough of a statement. I must admit that I surprisingly had fun. Not the usual run of the mill networking event since it brands itself as an informal one. A lot of gen x and gen y demographic defining their own way of networking with a lot of the dynamics reminiscent of online social networking. I wouldn’t mind going to another one of these events. Since the organizer (who currently works for Myspace) is trying to hit up different segments of entertainment a Digital LA Music Band Jam is in the line up. That I am looking forward too since I love music! I will be posting links to tonight’s photos soon. For those interested to know more about this group click on this.
I woke up feeling it was Christmas day. Despite the night’s sudden anxiety attack I was up and about by 6 am with a silly grin on my face. I wanted to savor the first day of my 30th year. So I took my dog for a walk and I stopped to capture a view of the new day: diffused sunlight, cirrocumulus clouds, palm trees and the almost new moon.