Tuesday, July 15, 2008

WiFi

We would not be able to blog as much without having WiFi Internet
access in some harbors. Normally, I write a bit on my Treo 650
smartphone and mail it to Blogger.com as a post. These posts rely on
T-Mobile or a roaming agent of theirs. Posts are limited to a few
paragraphs by the browser's text field. The browser cannot post or
edit a post using Blogger directly.

Beth has an iPhone that can post and edit on Blogger, but it takes
some getting used to. When editing, only three lines of text are
visible because the keyboard takes most of the screen.

The Powerbook is used as a chartplotter and editor when WiFi is
available. For about $50 Air2Access.com will provide WiFi access in
some marinas at some harbors. We were covered in Waukegan, South
Haven, and Pentwater. Grand Haven has a municipal WiFi system, but no
Air2Access.com.

--
Mark Gillingham
Harbor-To-Harbor Blog: www.loftnet.com
Speakeasy Photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/mark.gillingham

"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes
and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000
vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons." - Popular Mechanics,
March 1949

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