fantasai: Worthy Products
The following items/services are things I use and would recommend to anybody.
- Uniball Signo EX
and Signo 207
pens. Beautifully bold colors, delightfully smooth writing, and lots of
colors. If you're looking for sparkly ink, buy from
Sakura instead, but
for solid color writing you can't beat a Uniball Signo.
- Pentel Techniclick
side-advance automatic pencils. Great design, and they have never
gotten jammed on me. Pentel guarantees their pencils for life. When one of mine
broke, I sent it in to their QA dept and they sent me back a replacement!
- ECallChina Rechargeable
Pinless Speed Dial phone card. The quality is very good: I used it
to call New Zealand for years, and I used to use it every week to call in to the
CSS Working Group telecon over my cell phone. You can check out the rates
- Nokia phones, because they make quality stuff.
My Nokia phone (the cheapest unlocked model then available in Oslo) has lasted
since June 2004: it still works despite many drops, still charges properly because
Nokia's power plugs aren't wimpy bits of plastic, and still gets decent battery
life on its original battery. My mom's newer Nokia is comfortable to hold and
enjoyably easy to use. I'd buy Nokia again if I needed a new phone.
If you travel to the south of France for W3C meetings, you're likely to be stationed
either in Sophia-Antipolis or in Mandelieu-la-Napoule. If you don't want to spend
a fortune on your hotel room, I have a few recommendations.
Has a really slick interface for finding good flights.
The French train system. Note that if you're from the Americas, you must pick
France as your pickup location because they can't send to the Americas.
Software. Last because it's the most boring. :P
- Unicode because everyone should use it
- Firefox Need I say more?
- Crimson Editor for Windows
- screen, which lets me disconnect
from a server without interrupting the application I'm running within it
I would like to recommend a Linux text editor, but I haven't found any good ones.
I use Geany or Kate most of the time. I don't have a mail client I love,
either, but Thunderbird works well enough.