Today is my last day at work for a while. I have a busy weekend ahead of me, getting all my clothes and stuff together and packed, and doing my guitar practice; then on Tuesday next week, I fly out to San Francisco for a 3 week holiday.
I’m intending to travel with a minimum of tech – I’ve just been playing with my HTC Desire, and have decided that that is going to be my camera, email and blogging tool, MP3 player, and note-taker for the trip. Also as a GPS, if I can find a map client that will cache my local map tiles, and thus not need a permanent data connection.
Perversely, it is not going to be used as a phone, as the phone account isn’t mine, but work’s, and international roaming is a bitch. I do have a VOIP client installed, so if I have time I am going to see if I can register for a free US telephone number to route through to my SIP account.
Because I am turning off both voice and data plans for my phone, I am going to be reliant upon WiFi, but I think I should be fairly ok there – it is much easier to find than when I was last in the States in 2004.
Intrument wise, I am also travelling light. My tenor uke fits (just!) in my suitcase, and I am borrowing a guitar at the con.
Many thanks to everyone who has made this trip possible – I won’t list them here, but will namecheck them as I blog the trip.
I am really looking forward to this break!