Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Digital Diva

I'm creeping into the high tech world. It's been happening slowly over the past year or two. We got a faster computer, a better digital camera, and then I started blogging. Most of my friends don't even know what a blog is.

Daniel even convinced me to get rid of our home phone last year and switch to having just two cell phones instead. Yes, we're that couple wandering around Target saying, "Where are you? Oh! I see you!" as we wave at each other across the aisles.

Now I've ventured out into the final frontier. We bought a lap top to take on this trip. It has "Wi-fi" which just seems to mean that at certain places you can use the internet without plugging into it or even paying for it. So far, I like that I can download my pictures onto the laptop and edit them all while riding in the van. That way they are ready to be uploaded to my blog as soon as I find a place that has wi-fi access. This hotel, for instance.

Yes, I'm officially a full fledged member of the digital age I live in. Now I guess I'll just need to upgrade to one of those camera phones.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

naw, bad quality of pics. I'm glad you have your lap top. I love reading up on you guys! Hope you are having fun!!!! Love you, Jennie

Anonymous said...

We bought a lap top to take on this trip. It has "Wi-fi" which just seems to mean that at certain places you can use the internet without plugging into it or even paying for it.

Unless you have permission to use someone's wi-fi access, you are stealing. That is something that they pay for and you are using it without permission, especially if you are using it on the road.

It is pretty shameful.

Ex 20:15 -
Thou shalt not steal.

Le 19:11 -
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

De 5:19 - Neither shalt thou steal.

Eph 4:28 -
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Jess Elliott said...

Maybe I didn't make it clear that I'm not using the internet on the road. I'm using my laptop's software to edit my photos. I've been able to use the "wi-fi" internet access only through my hotel as a bonus for choosing to stay there. I've heard that some cafes and restaurants offer free wi-fi access to their customers. I'm not wandering the roads looking to see if I can find a place to sit outside and illegally use their wireless internet access. I can see I must have worded my blog entry badly. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Anonymous said...

No problem! We have had some issues with neighborhood kids using other peoples' wi-fi access. It seems like some people think that it is fair game.

There are lots of places that offer free wi-fi - glad you found them! Just be careful to make sure that your information is secure. We use a firewall.

God Bless.

your little sister said...

it's about time!!!! yes jessica the camera phone is your friend. you never know when you are going to need a camera! instead of keeping one in your purse all the time. your cell phone will take great pictures!!!