What is it?
Category Archive: Technology
Why are you carrying a dead body with you around the world?
– A fellow traveler attempting to carry one of our backpacks.
If you’ve run into us on this trip, you may have noticed something of a contradiction: we appear heavily laden even though we exhibit a knack for wearing the same clothes almost every day.
“What’s with that?” you might ask.
If our bags aren’t stuffed with spiffy duds for nights out on the back beach, then what on earth are we carrying? Continue Reading »
You have a virtual stack of geotagged photos. So now what?
Share them with the world, and share where in the world you’ve been.
This third (and final…save the tears) segment of our geotagging case study is intended to help you upload your geotagged photos and share them with the world by integrating them with websites that support Google Maps or Yahoo Maps. Continue Reading »
The title sounds like a daunting little geekfest, doesn’t it? Not at all – even Audrey has managed to figure it out. Continue Reading »
15 Months, 16 countries, and 1000s of photos taken on the road – from boats, trains and buses, and on horseback – all of them geotagged and many displayed with GoogleMaps. How do we do it all?
We’re going to tell you in a three-part series – starting now. Continue Reading »
We thought we were royally screwed yesterday. Our website shut us out. We couldn’t post comments, create new posts or access other back-end functionality that allows us to manage the site. We received messages that our website’s spam filter had “caught” us and was trying to protect the website…from us, its creators! Being blocked from sites and functionality is nothing new for us (this is a common problem in Central Asia and China), but being shut out by our own site is. Continue Reading »
Changes to our home page, our erratic publishing schedule, and varied topics have thrown some of our readers off. It’s time to come clean.
We’re not actually traveling. We’ve been updating this site from a beach in the Maldives. We’ve fabricated all of our stories and grabbed content and photos from around the web and Photoshopped ourselves in where possible. Isn’t technology amazing?
OK, the real story.
For those of you who believe everything you read, that last bit was a joke. All the experiences are ours. And so is the content. Continue Reading »
The challenge of internet access in Central Asia cannot be overstated – dial-up speeds, outages, power cuts, blocked sites, old computers at internet cafes, and limited opening hours to name just a few. Clicks can take an eternity to conclude, if they do at all. And Big Brother and his crew are watching (take your passport along to internet cafes in Turkmenistan). Continue Reading »