Thursday, 6 February 2014

Making the Most of your GPS Data

Making the Most of your GPS Data

As you’ve probably seen on my posts and statistics page, I like to keep an accurate log of where I’ve travelled. Part Excel Spreadsheet that logs all the necessary information such as End location, Food, Drink, Lodging, and Misc. costs, along with brief ride notes, the magic comes by means of recording data with  my Garmin Edge 705 GPS. It’s an older device that has been superseded by newer fancier models with touch screens such as the Garmin Edge 810. The GPS has multiple functions – 1) being that it […]

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New Bicycle Touring Resource–Bicycle Touring Hub

What seems like a couple hundred hours of work to get it to this state I’m finally at a point where I can put it out into the wild and even see if it gets any usage – Let me introduce you to my new project that I’ve been thinking about for the past year and a half – Bicycle Touring Hub – It’s hoped this can be a central resource for new and seasoned bicycle tourists alike. Bicycle Touring Books – When I first started coming up with the […]

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Optimizing your WordPress Website

Optimizing your WordPress Website

6 easy steps to make your Wordpress blog, travel site, or journal load faster with immediate results.

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Backing up your Data for Free in the Cloud

In the past I’ve taught you ways on how to protect yourself by creating a portable, encrypted desktop to run off of a USB stick, and went on at length on the perils of traveling with electronic components ensuring that your memories and personal information are safe. This time we’re going to kick it up a notch and take advantage of the services that are available to you on the internet to safely backup, and replicate your data so that in the event of hardware failure, theft, or inadvertently deleting […]

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Safer Computing in Internet Cafes

Safer Computing in Internet Cafes

In a previous post, I discussed potential issues when traveling with electronic components, and ensuring that your data was secure. But what if you don’t carry a laptop or netbook but instead rely on internet cafes during your travels? It saves on weight and minimizes your risk of becoming victim of theft or robbery, gives you the opportunity to interact with locals, with a trade off of reduced privacy. Internet cafes computer’s are notorious for being infected with spyware or malware that record your personal information as you do various […]

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Data Protection while Traveling

Data Protection while Traveling

(A practical-on-the-verge-of-paranoia-they’re-out-to-get-me article on making sure your data remains secure) Do you carry electronic components while traveling, such as a laptop, phone, or mp3 player? What would you lose if one or all just stopped? What if a device was lost or stolen, ending up in the wrong hands? I’m won’t rehash the million articles that one can find about protecting yourself physically while traveling but instead focus on something just as valuable – your data. Data is a collection of facts, such as values or measurements. It can be […]

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