Thursday, July 5, 2012

Issues and new location...

Greetings, my readers, the few hardy souls who haunt these pages.  I've been working with some new technology for the coming tour--a Samsung Galaxy 8.9" tablet.  The goal is to save weight and bulk and be able to update the blog, check email, etc. from towns and other wifi areas along the way.  I'll have more on the Galaxy soon, but the main issue here is that I'm finding it extremely difficult and cumbersome to draft in a word program and copy/paste to blogger.  Blogger eliminates basic formatting, so multiple paragraphs become one big, hard-to-read block.  Ugh.  There really seems to be no simple way around this.  One key consideration is that I be able to draft wherever I may be then quickly post once we get to a hotspot.  Not happening on blogger, it seems.

Soooo...for the duration of the tour, and for the coming weeks, too, I'll be developing a journal:

Divide by Three

Honestly, although I've been enjoying some aspects of learning how to use the tablet, if I'd known in advance what a hassle it would be for the job I want it to do, I would have probably skipped the purchase and just lugged one of the netbooks we have.  Still, I think we'll save about a pound, so that's something.   I need to look at importing a few posts from this blog to give the readers over there some background.

So let's say that An American Explorer is going on holiday over to  See you there!