Timeshifting

So you say you want to TimeShift your life? It wasn’t enough to have a VCR and TiVO? What other ways can you do it? Slashdot explores the question.

I thought at first that the story was going to be another article on a TiVo Device For Radio, which I’ve discussed in this blog before. It turns out to be much more than that, though, once you sort through the comments.

My work schedule is now 7:30 to 4:00 out of the necessity to miss the worst of the traffic. I cut out about 15-20 minutes of traffic in my commute each way by getting to the roads earlier, and I ease a lot of the frustration that traffic gave me. I complain every day about waking up so dang early, but it’s worth it, overall.

Bonus: The New York Times (free registration required) has an article on a TiVo-like radio device. I’m tempted to give it a shot. Looks like an iPod in some ways. It has some frightful drawbacks, though, like poor reception, battery consumption, and cost/recording space. Eep!


 
 
 

3 Responses to “Timeshifting”

  1. John C.
    27. February 2004 at 10:25

    I think I’m in the same basic area as you – I take the train but for personal reasons will have to start driving for a month or two, from Northern Bergen county to Jersey City. ;( I feel your pain.

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    27. February 2004 at 14:23

    Eww. What do you take for that, the Parkway? I get on at the Garden State Plaza entrance and get off at 139 in the morning. So long as I get out by 7, I’m safe. But, man, Jersey City? Ick At least it’s not Camden.

    I’m in Passaic County, but right on the Bergen Country border, and it seems like I spent most of my childhood in Bergen sometimes. . .

  3. John C.
    27. February 2004 at 15:08

    17 to 80 to the Turnpike to Libery State Park and Ride to the Light Rail to my office. I’m in Jersey City, but right on the water, across from the Trade Center, or, now, Trade Center site.

    If memory serves, from a long-ago CBR post, we may be familiar with the same part of Bergen County – I grew up in the same town that used to have a Phillips stationary in the shopping center that you referenced in that piece.