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portalgod
post May 15 2007, 08:40 PM
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For reasons outside of vacation, I had to reflash my Z lately and wipe it clean. In a week I'm heading on a European Vacation for a month. Thus far I've got my GPS software installed (GPSDrive), my voip software installed (Kphone/SI), Firefox, and an email client.

Other suggestions?

What are YOUR necessity software when you're on vacation?
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adf
post May 15 2007, 09:31 PM
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ALL of the wireless snifferl/locator software you can run (ethereal in particular)-hotel wireless can be a pain

a complete backup/flash installation + ipks (somehow I find I tinker with the Z late at night in hotels--not being able to restore really sucks)

some kind of cheap backup power supply (there are good usb based things for the psp)

Battery extender (psp stuff, again)

((battery)powered) usb hub

load games, music and ebooks --I generally make a folder on my workstation, fill it with ebooks, video, music, then squash it down and loop mount the squash

A good pair of headphones (I like the sony earbuds, personally)

you might consider an extra stylus

I realize I included peripherals--they are lifesavers

The Z is a great travelling companion, enjoy your trip:)
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mikew
post May 15 2007, 11:45 PM
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I would add a memory card reader so you can download pictures from your camera to release space as well as viewing on a decent sized screen, you can also take copies of pictures taken by others.

Mike
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freizugheit
post May 16 2007, 12:30 AM
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Do not forget a universal plug and Swiss knife.
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portalgod
post May 16 2007, 11:26 AM
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I've got my Universal plug and my USB host cable to connect peripherals. I forgot about mem card readers tho smile.gif

I'll have to look into the power extender. That would be pretty nice to have.
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Capn_Fish
post May 16 2007, 06:06 PM
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I just keep all of the IPKs I've installed on my microdrive, so if I want them, they're there.

As for standard stuff to bring on a trip (for the Z):

Hardware:
-The Z
-Wireless card
-USB host cable
-Adapter

Software:
-Kismet (a MUST)
-Links2
-Sylpheed
-Nano
-MEdit or SciTE
-ZGCC

That gets me just about anywhere I need to go and lets me do just about anything I need to.
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Da_Blitz
post May 18 2007, 04:22 AM
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vnc and ssh

you just never know, in fact i would dump the windows versions (putty and tightvnc?) on a flashdisk if you cant get free wifi but find a net cafe, get what you need and leave it one the flash drive and copy it to the Z with a host cable

works best if you have an always on PC or server
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Capn_Fish
post May 18 2007, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ May 18 2007, 07:22 AM)
vnc and ssh

you just never know, in fact i would dump the windows versions (putty and tightvnc?) on a flashdisk if you cant get free wifi but find a net cafe, get what you need and leave it one the flash drive and copy it to the Z with a host cable

works best if you have an always on PC or server
*

Forgot about those.
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portalgod
post May 18 2007, 10:28 AM
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Good stuff Good stuff! I think i've got all of those on my Z now. The only thing I'm missing now is e-books (I have to download a few) and some MP3s.

Gimme more gimme more!
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Capn_Fish
post May 21 2007, 09:40 AM
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Aleph One/Marathon is always fun.

EDIT: Especially with a USB mouse
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Da_Blitz
post May 22 2007, 01:22 AM
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dont know if it will run but i have gotten addigted to doomrl latley, its doom in rouge like fassion (nethack)
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jfv
post May 22 2007, 06:47 AM
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I always take a CF modem and a CF ethernet card in addition to the CF wifi card. I've been in several situations in which only one of the three was available to connect to the internet.
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Capn_Fish
post May 23 2007, 04:05 AM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ May 22 2007, 04:22 AM)
dont know if it will run but i have gotten addigted to doomrl latley, its doom in rouge like fassion (nethack)
*

That may be built for pdaXrom very soon. smile.gif

EDIT: No source code. sad.gif
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post May 23 2007, 10:20 AM
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Off topic: (can't resist because it's about roguelike again smile.gif )
Indeed i did try to compile Kornel's "RL" series, but without success because of FreePascal fails to make (pdaX). A few days ago in rgrd he announces the source code for Linux finally!!! I will give it a go under OBSD.

So, back to the topic: for Z travelers, the roguelikes are a great companion! These games can easily make you forget about the time waiting in the freaky departure hall (but be careful dun miss the flight/train!)
I highly recommend Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.2.5 (latest!). It has a very cool feature that (almost) all roguelikes lack: an interactive tutorial! Now you can kick off being a Minotaur Berserker, Deep Elf Conjurer or Centaur Hunter and begin the endless journey of "hacking away" (in the "deep" sense of RL of course).
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post May 24 2007, 04:28 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ May 16 2007, 07:31 AM)
ALL of the wireless snifferl/locator software you can run (ethereal in particular)-hotel wireless can be a pain

a complete backup/flash installation + ipks  (somehow I find I tinker with the Z late at night in hotels--not being able to restore really sucks)

some kind of cheap backup power supply (there are good usb based things for the psp)

Battery extender (psp stuff, again)

((battery)powered) usb hub

load games, music and ebooks  --I generally make a folder on my workstation, fill it with ebooks, video, music, then squash it down and loop mount the squash

A good pair of headphones (I like the sony earbuds, personally)

you might consider an extra stylus

I realize I included peripherals--they are lifesavers

The Z is a great travelling companion, enjoy your trip:)
*



it's a pity i didn't read this topic before going on holidays smile.gif
well, +1 for almost all you said, moreover i've also have a psp so the psp and the Z shares the same power devices wink.gif


about hardware:
-cf bluetooth with nokia gsm as internet device
-nokia usb cable to save power wink.gif (works great under openbsd but i could not have it work out of the box under pdaxii13)
-battery powered usb harddrive helps a lot too
-headphones: i tried the shure e2c but gave them back because i found them too complicated smile.gif my koss sportapro is definitely the best headphone ever made wink.gif
-512mb sd card with openbsd, pdaxii13 and angstrom install files (in case of...)


about softwares:
-rss reader (snownews...)
-light browser (dillo, links, for reading oesf of course wink.gif
-light email reader (mutt)

all this under openbsd, in console mode and x started for some web pages needing firefox (2) wink.gif
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