updates

New Computer


Finally I have the new computer up and running – every so often I find I don’t have a program installed that I did on the other computer and set out to get it installed. It is fantastic though to have a very reliable computer again. All of the system updates, software updates, etc, are eating up my monthly bandwidth allowance though and I expect some Internet connectivity issues when I get shaped prior to the end of this bandwidth month. It’s going to be a very close thing and will probably impact on my posts yet again. Still, from the start of the next cycle all should be fairly regular again, which will be good.

Blog Changes


Hi all – just want to let you know of some changes to the Blog I’m working on. Firstly though, thank you to my small band of loyal followers and commenters – I appreciate all of the feedback I get from you. I also thank every visitor to the site (except the spammers – way too much of that and I don’t like it!). I appreciate everyone’s visit here and hope you get some joy out of the visit – at least don’t go away feeling worse than when you arrived. If you have a blog site, feel free to leave a link in your comment – I do try to visit the sites of those who visit my Blogs.

I have been Blogging now for a good number of years, not always as regularly as I would like due to Internet issues, health matters and the like – all of the usual suspects for falling behind in posts. Sometimes I just simply don’t feel like posting, being too tired or something like that. But I do try and post regularly. Now I feel like I need a little change – not too dramatic though. Just a little something to stop boredom, becoming stale, etc.

I am still going to try and post either a photo, a video, a link or a quotation per day – that’s one of those four options per day. I am working on changing that a little by way of post structure, content and variety (rather than just weeks of photos for instance). I have a bit of a plan which I hope will be useful. I have already tried out a few things in recent weeks – especially using Storify (which I’ll use more often in the future). So you can expect some quotes (don’t think I posted any before) for a change too.

The other real change to the site will be an additional post per day – so it will now be two posts a day. The second post will feature a story on some aspect and/or experience I have encountered (usually from the day of the post). So it will basically add something of a ‘365 Blog‘ feel to the Blog as well. I’ll probably try and tie my Foursquare and Foodspotting presence into these posts a little also.

So hopefully you’ll like the changes.

Generatus: A Status Update Tool


Today’s link is to a web application that allows you to come up with clever updates for your status on Facebook or other social networks such as Twitter. Probably not something you would use too often, but there it is:

http://www.generatus.com/

NSW Road Trip 2010: Website


It won’t be long and I’ll be heading off on my latest holiday – the first for several years actually. I’ll be off on a road trip around New South Wales, Australia. In total, I’ll be covering around 4000km in nine days of driving.

I’ll be covering the road trip on my kevinswilderness.com website, where you will be able to follow my progress on a Google Map that has my planned itinerary on it. There will be plenty of updates on the website – including Blog entries, photos, maybe a video or two, travel journal, etc.

Visit the website at:

http://www.kevinswilderness.com/NSW/nswRoadTrip2010.html