John's CDT Journal for 2004
My journal this hike will be posting directly from email using Blogger. Details are below.
My journal system is simple and yet high-tech. There are two parts: How I write the journal and how the journal gets onto the Web.
have a Palm m125. It's no longer made, but it's the last model that has
replaceable AAA batteries. You
can still find the m125 on the Web, but if I were starting from scratch,
I'd develop a solar charging solution and get a newer Palm handheld.
Today (10/04). I'd get a Tungsten T5 with a wireless keyboard and solar charger. It's a Palm, expandable MP3 player, USB mass-storage device and more. Want to thank me for this advice? Contact me if you buy a Palm. Palm will give me a reward.
I use a Palm Folding Keyboard. The Ultra-thin is small and light, but a little delicate.
I carry the keyboard and Palm in a silnylon bag with closed-cell foam padding.
For PocketMail, I use the PocketMail BackFlip for Palm, which attaches to my Palm and has a coupling modem. Whenever I get to a phone, I attach the BackFlip to my Palm and send & receive email. I bought a Palm III to Palm Universal Connector Adaptor from PocketMail, and it works fine.
I have a PocketMail account to send email, and I'm using a new feature of Blogger, which allows me to post directly to my journal via email. I have a special email address at Blogger for automatic posts. Pretty cool, and, as of 10/04, it's free.
From Blogger, Andrea will spell check, edit, and correct my entries. When I'm at a computer with Web access, I can edit and add photos to make it a little more lively.