The RainyDayLA office is in Manhattan Beach and it is very different from Boston. To us Bostonians, everyone appears unnatually happy and is just "wicked friendly": cars stopped for us when we were just standing on the curb, people we don't know said "hi" to us and didn't ask for any money, and apparently it IS sunny, dry, and in the mid-70s all the time.
We decided to walked around a bit before settling down to do some work. It was around 8:30AM and things have just started to stir. Some folks were already out boarding and surfing. Hard to imagine it was now close to lunch time back in Boston.
Clearly the pace here is more relaxed.
It may explain why everyone is so friggin' happy :-) We could definitely get used to "working" here!
In the land of perpetual sunshine, "working" anywhere really is possible. Our gear selection for this trip was made with this in mind.
We brought along the HyperMac battery because it meant we could leave home the laptop , the iPod , and the cell phone chargers. The Kata pack was chosen because it could handle the 15" MBP, a Nikon D90 w/18-200mm lens, and all of the various accessories.
Workng "anywhere" no longer just mean plunking down a laptop and working in isolation. It means having access to all our files, emails, and everything else the Web has to offer. Usually implied working at some place with free WiFi (Barnes & Noble's , Peet's, etc...). However, if one really wants to work "anywhere", then bring along your very own WiFi connection is the way to go. The Sprint portable WiFi hotspot lets us do just that. It is a pretty cool gadget: no bigger than a credit card, supports up to 5 connections at one time, and last for around 5 hours on a charge. The connection speed varies depending on the Sprint reception, but so far everywhere we tried in L.A. has been great.
We did not want to overdose on the sun on the first day, so after a few hours, we went in search of some shelter. Besides, one can only work for so long without coffee. Fortunately, the caffeine options in Manhattan Beach were extensive. We found a Peet's Coffee and will finish out our morning here :-) Oh yeah, we almost forogt, the Apple "next big thing" unveiling is about to start... [Permalink] -"Working" in L.A.