Living about 4 minutes from work is awesome, but the downside is that in the middle of the city there's a lot of people living above, below and next to - and it's amazing how inconsiderable and noisy some people can be.
Maybe I have a low tolerance for noise, or rather some peoples behavior, but no matter what, it was about to turn into a problem that required a solution.
The solution was this:
These noise canceling headphones, Bose Quiet Comfort, are fantastic. Putting them on is like stepping into another dimension. I also use them at work and it makes a big difference. They're quite expensive, but it's well worth the money in my opinion.
I rarely buy stuff I feel I really don't need, but I gave in and finally purchased my first Apple product ever - iPod Touch.
It's a pretty cool toy :)
To get some practical use out of it (other than playing music and videos), I got some nifty apps like FilMiC Pro, a video camera app that shoots in 24fps (or whatever frame rate I want), VideoPix, a videoplayer that can play video back at any framerate - as well as let me frame by frame thru videos and PhotoSync that let me transfer files to and from my tablet via Wi-Fi.
If anybody knows about other cool and useful apps for animators, please let me know :)
I gotta admit I'm hooked - iMac next!