IBM ThinkPad A20m Computer
An ancient (in computer years) machine
running Windows 98. It allows us to store
our photos, compose our tales and update
our web site with little fanfare. It is
everything we need and nothing we don't
A new battery sniped on eBay and a wifi
card were added just before leaving on the
This web site and our book were both
created using internet cafes in Latin
America, Africa and the U.S. while on the
road. We've never had internet access at
home. Never. With the new wifi card we can
access the web for free from public libraries
and other hot spots.
We have managed our finances (not that
there is much to manage) from internet
cafes and kept in touch with family and
friends using email.
While a solar charger or hub generator are
technically possible options for charging the
batteries, we will stick with the plug-in
battery recharge method.
For image editing we use the free
OpenSource Gimp program that works
nearly as well as PhotoShop. Best of all, it's
We have toyed with the idea of an audio
blog and have downloaded the OpenSource
Program Audacity. It is easy to use and
perfect for the job. We will see if we have
the time and battery power to do it.
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If a product stinks,
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|Rich updating the website while wearing kimono
in Bang Saphon, Thailand.
much of our gear