Our Office-less Office

Not a Bad Place to Get Work Done

Why are you carrying a dead body with you around the world? -- A fellow traveler attempting to carry one of our backpacks.If you've run into us on this trip, you may have noticed something of a contradiction: we appear heavily laden even though we exhibit a knack for wearing the same clothes almost every day.“What's with that?” you might ask.If our bags … [Read more...]

Geotagging Your Photos, Part 3: Uploading and Displaying

Importing Images

You have a virtual stack of geotagged photos. So now what?Share them with the world, and share where in the world you've been.This third (and final...save the tears) segment of our geotagging case study is intended to help you upload your geotagged photos and share them with the world by integrating them with websites that support Google Maps or Yahoo Maps. … [Read more...]

Geotagging Your Photos, Part 2: Importing and Embedding GPS Data

GPS Device Showing Up on a PC

The title sounds like a daunting little geekfest, doesn't it? Not at all - even Audrey has managed to figure it out.Once you begin logging location data with your Sony GPS-CS1 (Sony GPS-CS1KA) GPS device, you'll need to import data from the device, convert it into something usable, and finally embed it into the EXIF data of the photograph. Although this may sound … [Read more...]

Bad Behavior Behaving Badly

We thought we were royally screwed yesterday. Our website shut us out. We couldn't post comments, create new posts or access other back-end functionality that allows us to manage the site. We received messages that our website's spam filter had "caught" us and was trying to protect the website...from us, its creators! Being blocked from sites and functionality is … [Read more...]

Twitter Me This

Big Brother Watching

The challenge of internet access in Central Asia cannot be overstated – dial-up speeds, outages, power cuts, blocked sites, old computers at internet cafes, and limited opening hours to name just a few. Clicks can take an eternity to conclude, if they do at all. And Big Brother and his crew are watching (take your passport along to internet cafes in Turkmenistan). … [Read more...]

Staying Connected on the Road: Southeast Asia

To the Rescue

We travel with laptops and we work on the road. For us, that means a constant search for internet connections, and when available, free wifi (wireless internet). Wifi is a much better alternative to being squished into an internet café, surrounded by hyper kids amped up with violent video games. Here are some of the wifi alternatives that we've stumbled upon while … [Read more...]