Speakers as Portable as You Are

Have you discovered portable wireless speakers? They're wonderful! If you want to know why, read on.

If you're like me you love having audio that's as free to move around as you are. The portable audio player is one of my favourite 21st century innovations and my podcast player is the most used app on my cellphone. I listen while I'm on transit, out for a walk, or puttering in the apartment. But there's a problem with that portability. Earbuds or headphones aren't always the best listening option, especially in the apartment. My answer is wireless speakers!

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My wireless speakers on top of the fridge, with mug for size reference

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My job ended Easter Friday. I was laid-off. Or as the British say, made redundant. Made redundant is so much more evocative. Regardless of what you call it ... I'm happy! This is my fourth layoff. Three of the four layoffs -- including this one -- have been welcome. In each case I was ready for a change.

Photo by Marina Antunes The Whistler Film Festival is one of my much anticipated yearly events. It's a four day event that usually runs the first weekend of December. The After the Credits podcast crew and assorted friends get a lodge room in the village from Thursday to Sunday and geek out watching film and socializing.

DrupalCon is in full swing so the time for sightseeing is gone. Although there's a convention related activity happening for almost every waking moment last night and tonight I blew off the organized conference activities to do some things I wanted to do in Chicago. Being a pizza fan I just couldn't leave Chicago without trying deep dish pizza.

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It's the day before the conference starts, the day when everyone, myself included, are arriving and checking in for DrupalCon. After breakfast this morning my Wisconsin friend dropped me off at the Sheraton Chicago, which is both the conference hotel and where I'm staying for the conference. I love it when I can stay in the conference hotel!

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Yesterday I arrived in Chicago and met up with a friend who came down from Wisconsin. Ultimately I'm headed to DrupalCon but I came down a day early to visit and see a bit of Chicago.  Today we headed out to explore and I got to see Chicago and the surrounding area in the light. It's so flat here! We didn't get a chance to do a lot of exploring but did drive around a little and make it over to the Field Museum.

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