- in the bathroom
Now, the former isn't a problem as I'm normally out again soonish and back to some where where I can write down/note my ideas so that they don't get lost in the chaotic background noise which is my brain.
Walking however is another matter. If I'm walking somewhere it can be a good couple of hours before I get home and I'm able to make a decent set of notes of any ideas, at which point the moment is gone and my train of thought has derailed, often crashing through a load of innocent housing which was just sitting there minding its own bussiness.
The solution hit me last night shortly after this revalation; dictaphone!
However, being the child of technology that I am it would have to be a digital one, so I set about looking up stuff and this afternoon I wandered down the town to have a look. I found a few, however the ones in my price range either lacked PC intergration OR seemed to require software in order to get the stuff from the recorder, and given I run an x64 system I didn't want to chance the drivers.
In the end I've settled for an mp3 player which can record (making this my 4th mp3 player I own), it was about the same price but it doesn't suffer from software issues, just a matter of record and copy.
So, hopefully this good idea should mean that less of my good and/or insane ideas got lost... as to if this is a good or bad thing I'll leave for others to decide [grin]