...dudes and dudettes. Headin' away for a few days R&R to the roaring metropolis of Hastings, an 8 hour drive from where I live. Won't be going near a computer, so my lifeline will be cut off. Woah; can I handle it?<br><br>Look after each other and no posting about me when I'm gone or I'll be telling my Mum on you.<br><br>Cheers, 'ears,<br>MachOne. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>We'll all be here when you get back<p><hr></blockquote><p>All? Even @#%*+!^ and that *^&%$#@!, what's his name, %$^*#@! ? Well, that's it then!<br><br>*SLAM! Storms off in a huff, while simultaneously throwing a grade one hissy-fit*<br><br>
I did a 6 week, cross country, 6000 mile roundtripper with an iBook. I had AOL and plugged into every Super 8 I could. Most allowed me to, although they went to great lengths to hide the jack, or make it inconvenient.<br><br>My recommendations are as follows:<br><br>1. Bring a long phoneline cord, and a long extension cord. Trust me.<br><br>2. It's awesome. With the advent of laptops and the internet, you can stay in vacation style contact with anyone you need to. For instance, if you have a catsitter, they can email you with updates or whatever. If you're coming close to a nearby friend, you can email them and say you'll be in town. Phones do this too, but phones are what most of us need vacations from.<br><br>3. If your iBook has a DVD player and you can bring external speakers, you have a movie cinema on those nights where you have nothing to do. (Typically not an issue on a short vaca, but on that monster trip in the middle of nowhere it came in handy twice. Although I recommend having DVD's that offer you the pan and scan option for the tiny iBook screen. Similarly, you have a room 'radio', thanks to iTunes.<br><br>4. It sounds silly, but if you love your computer, it is your home. So if you need something, it's with you. Also, it's a great place to store digital photographs. With decent RAM in your cam, you can snap your brains out and then upload it all each night. I took HUNDREDS of pictures this way on that trip.<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
Yep, I always take mine along if we go for a weekend of skiing or whatever. I just use my AOL dialup test account from work and bingo. AOL for OS X is not bad at all as much as I don't like AOL. But hey, on the road and away from home, it does the job. It's no speed demon being on a dialup, but not too bad really. Just waiting for the day that the wireless internet is everywhere, then I can surf the web as the boat is surfing down a wave. Yehaw!<br><br>
Not really man. It is very cool to take along your digital camera or camcorder. Then you can share your vacation pictures with friends and family as it happens by email or by posting to your homepage. Besides I like to keep in touch with what the crazy world is up to even if I am away for recreation or whatever.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>It sounds silly, but if you love your computer, it is your home.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Couldn't agree with you more. I always take one of the other of our laptops when we go away. Home is always with us <br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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