Tech Battles in Intl Mobile Blogging
We often battle the technology gods in our quest for connectivity and blogability - it's part of our journey. Sometimes the gods are on our side, sometimes not so much.
Here a snapshot of a battle waged this morning - the outcome is undecided at this moment...
Start up laptop computer, load pictures from yesterday.
Review and save recent blog entry, written in Word.
Plug in USB pen drive, move pictures and post onto pen drive.
Shutdown computer, realize that blog post never made it onto pen drive. Crikey!
Notice that laptop battery is low and there's no time to charge.
Put pen drive in pocket for use in Internet Cafe, sans blog post.
Must make mobile phone (Treo 650) work in Australia - look up closest Vodafone store to buy pre paid SIM card.
Find store, get $10 SIM card, load with $30 of credit and register credit card for easy refills.
Call ahead to make tonights hotel res amid worries of effects of big rugby match.
Feel relief that phone works and hotel near stadium has room.
Test email via Treo. Bugger! Cannot connect - data plan (GPRS) costs extra and cust service is closed today.
Feel tinge of pain from not being able to blog/upload pics easily using Treo.
Note that SMS will work with pictures and test the network by writing an entry called "Tech Battles in Intl Mobile Blogging" to be posted to TwinF via Flickr using SMS.
Hope that messaging will do the trick.
Live to fight another day - and note to charge laptop at next stop.