TOO MUCH INFORMATION TO PUBLISH - I have a digital camera
and a make WebPages. I just realized after I learned how to connect my computer
to the internet inside an internet cafe. I was always worried about making too
much information. I was always worried about fixing too many page, taking too
many photos or other ways of creating a lot of data to publish. I have relaxed
now because I know that if I have a lot of information, I do not have to
transfer it all to 3.5 disk and take to the internet cafe. I was minimizing my
work because I was worried about the disk. I am now actively fixing hundreds of
page. January 10, 2004 Hampi, India.
HEAT - I worry that there is too much heat and will burn
up my computer cord transformer. I set the computer on pencils or books to allow
air underneath. I use clothes pins to hold the transformer up in the air.
VIRUS FROM INTERNET CAFE - I have trouble updating my
virus program and this causes me worry.
SALT WATER AIR - It will corrode or rust parts quickly.
VIBRATION - A bus will vibrate and the screw will fall out
of computer. I sit it on my lap when it is very bad.
TAXI - BUS - HOTEL STAFF - They try to pick up my bag
carrying the computer. Most traveler bags they can throw with no problem, but a
computer is not made to be thrown. So I always carry my bag, but sometimes they
get it before I have a chance.
ELECTRICAL ARCING - When I plug my computer in at the
outlets in a 220 country or here in India where I am writing this there is a
flash as the electricity jumps to create circuit before it is fully connected. I
have been trying to plug in faster, because I think the arc is a jolt to the
computer, sort of like static electricity. I can turn the switch off here most
of the time, and then switch it on. What started me really worrying about this
is when it arced on my one-cup electrical water cooker and fried the cord. It is
crisp or burned up. I have no idea why, other than maybe the mechanism inside
got wet from being dipped completely under.
THEFT - SOP- Standard Operating Procedure.
COFFEE - I worry about me spilling my coffee into the
keyboard, and idiots with beer walking around looking at my computer.
TRIPPING OVER CORD - I tie the cord to a leg or use Velcro
Straps to hold the cord to something strong and out of the way. I especially
keep myself from tripping over the cord that goes into the back of the machine.
I am overly aware about how much it cost to fix this connection since I had to
deal with the problem in Ecuador.
FALLING OFF BED or FALLING OFF BED IN TRAIN - Falling in
any way, shape, or form. I am putting little clips on the side of my bags to
clip to the train racks. I do not put the computer on the chair, or table unless
very big, and I am not using. I keep on floor for safety. Note that the computer
inside the backpack fall off of things faster. For instance if I am in a bus and
put on the seat the bus will stop quickly and the computer flies.
STOPPING QUICK IN TAXIS, BUSES, TRAINS, ETC. - Better to
have computer low.
BUS COMPARTMENTS - A bus in Mexico went through a river
and all the bags were soaked. I carry the bus with me at all times when
traveling as a carryon.