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There's really only one application that does this really well, and that is org-mode for emacs. It is incredibly powerful (the usual answer to "can you do...?" is yes. I'm not joking - I use it for everything from a writing and publishing app, simple spreadsheets, capturing notes as well as organising my life) and flexible, and you can basically customise it to your own needs. It even integrates with both Android and the iPhone through a couple of apps.

The downside is that its in Emacs, so the investment of time and energy is considerable.

org-mode in Emacs is very good for this kind of stuff (as for GTD stuff), so long as you're the kind of person who doesn't mind doing a bit of hacking/customisation.

I've been very pleasantly surprised by for the Asus EEE. Can't imagine making the switch from Windows, as I have too much invested in it, but Linux makes for a very nice netbook.

Living Room / Re: poor? Pay up!
« on: May 28, 2009, 04:08 AM »
Doesn't matter which one of them said it, it isn't particularly true (of either).
Some rich people have libraries to show off, but they don't actually read the books in it. They might mess up the leather binding.

I really don't get the moralism that says poor people have to suffer and have nothing fun (TV is cheap fun). And if you want to get moralistic about it, have you seen the crap that rich people spend their money on? Talk about tacky.

Living Room / Re: poor? Pay up!
« on: May 22, 2009, 11:03 AM »
<i>Just for example, using a "payday loan" is something poor people do. But do they do it because they're poor? Or are they poor because they make unwise financial decisions such as using a "payday loan" to buy things before they have the money?</i>

a) Its different when you have kids.
b) "By buying things before they have the money" - you're talking about stuff like getting the car you need to commute to your job repaired (can that wait?). Paying doctors bills. Paying for the emergency plumber. New school clothes. An unexpectedly large fuel bill. Poor people have no contingency funds for emergencies, or anything out of the ordinary.

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