My work life is organised with military precision; shared calendars, synchronised personal calendars, Gantt charts, and so on. But at home, I don’t even use a paper calendar. Which is why I’ve forgotten to go to gigs that I have tickets for, to put the garbage out, or to take the cats to the vet.
I shall stand for this no more! So it’s time to invest in some toys, just because it’s a good excuse. What I’m looking for is some kind of display that I can mount on a wall in my hallway, which is connected to a computer of sorts (Linux, Windows, OSX, I don’t care). This will be used to organise everything in my personal life; mainly calendar functions (entering repeat or one-off events), to-do lists, and more.
There are some ‘nice to haves’ too; ideally it should have internet connectivity (using the existing wireless network), and maybe the potential to hook it up to some kind of web-cam like device or telephony device, for VOIP or video messaging, etc.
It has to be ‘flat’ enough to not get easily knocked off the wall, robust enough to be able to continuously run day and night (maybe the display could re-awaken with movement in the webcam?), and have a simple input interface (ideally, a keyboard).
So, has anyone installed something similar? Any ideas for components? I’ve looked at touch-screen ‘all in one’ devices, wall-mountable TFTs, Mac minis, wireless keyboards. And all I’ve managed to do is confuse myself. Any suggestions for what to use (or not to use) gratefully accepted!