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August 14, 2006

Blogging Notes

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

"Blogging Notes" is a totally self-centered mini-topic that I'll be tossing into 2Blowhards from time to time.

Okay, I often (usually?) use myself as a "peg" for posts, but that's just a sly trick of the writer's trade. "Blogging Notes" is intended to be for posting information dealing with absences, technical problems and that sort of thing.

Today I need to let you know that my posting will be erratic (not erotic -- sorry) twixt now and early October.

I'll be retiring from my day job at the end of this month. Last week I moved most of my stuff from the apartment to my wife's Seattle house, and that dropped my posting pace. And then I went to California for the weekend to see my bride. Next week, we'll be in Los Cabos at the tip of Baja. I plan to bring my shiny new MacBook, but I don't know for sure if I'll be able to blog from Mexico: I'll try.

On August 25th, in conjunction with leaving the apartment, I lose my phone line. So I might have to rely on hotspots, etc. for getting on the web for a few weeks, further crippling blogging.

From 9 Sept until early October we'll be in Europe. I still haven't decided whether to bring the computer, but the added weight plus a likely lack of time and spare energy has me tending to think that I won't even try to blog.

Once we're back from Europe I'll be getting back to my normal four-ish posts per week pace.

Quick bleg: Has anyone in the last couple of years tried to blog from decent hotels or other places in cities including Munich, Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna or Prague? Easy? Problems?

That's about it. I'll post another reminder before flying to Frankfurt.



posted by Donald at August 14, 2006


Searchie -- Oops!! You had duplicate comments up so I tried to delete one and both got zapped!! Sorry about that -- but I did skim it and got the gist that blogging from over there was doable but possibly hazardous in smoke-filled coffee houses.

Posted by: Donald Pittenger on August 14, 2006 10:33 PM

The business-floors lounge at the Inter-Continental in Athens had a modern computer with a very fast connection. I posted some comments on other people's blogs from there with no problem.

I suspect you'll have no trouble at medium- to high-end hotels, although it might cost you.

Posted by: Rick Darby on August 15, 2006 11:50 AM

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