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May 22, 2006

Driving West

Stephen Baker

I'm packing up the rental car for a drive from New Jersey to Pittsburgh. The car has a CD player, so I'm busy burning podcasts--a slow and wasteful process. I'll be in Pittsburgh interviewing folks at Carnegie Mellon and Pitt for the next three days. One question for Mac users out there. You can mull it while I drive west: Have any of you found a cheap and easy program for keeping expenses? Should be a no-brainer, but I haven't had any luck yet. The OmniOutliner that came with this PowerBook looks way too slow and complicated.

01:55 PM

In the time you work through the burning of the CDs, you could run to your local Best Buy or Circuit City and pick up a Griffen iTrip Auto that combines a good FM transmitter and a charger for the iPod (assumption there). I use an oder iTrip for podcasts during my commute up and down Route 287 and to my shore house in Ocean City. 104.7 is a frequency that works through a wide swath of NJ.

Posted by: frank patrick at May 22, 2006 03:54 PM

As for the expense tracker... this may sound CRAZY, but you might want to consider something like this.

http://www.shoplet.com/DOM750_Office_Products_Dome_Expense_Logs.html

I know it sounds crazy, and it doesn't do any sums by category. But if you have a limited # of expenses, and you want a sense of nostalgia (and you want to be able to record expenses w/o having to open a file), this might be it.

Posted by: hcpark at May 22, 2006 05:04 PM

Check out "TimeEqualsMoney" over at www.stone.com

Found it by doing a search on dogpile, might be what you're looking for. I included the term widget in my initial search but no one appears to have made an expense tracking widget, at least that I've been able to find.

Posted by: TxBubba at May 24, 2006 01:33 PM


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