This is where I plan to be, I’ll put more details up here in a couple of days.

Sun 01-Oct Travel
Mon 02-Oct Tokyo
Tue 03-Oct Tokyo
Wed 04-Oct Fuji
Thu 05-Oct Kyoto
Fri 06-Oct Kyoto
Sat 07-Oct Kyoto
Sun 08-Oct Takayama
Mon 09-Oct Takayama
Tue 10-Oct Yunoshimakan in Gero Onsen
Wed 11-Oct Hiroshima
Thu 12-Oct Miyajima
Fri 13-Oct Tokyo
Sat 14-Oct Tokyo
Sun 15-Oct Travel


What’s It For

Why a blog? Well relax, I’m not about to start documenting my life in detail; I’m not aiming for a book deal and I’m not an emo (I’d need to be on myspace for that anyway).

The idea is that I’m going to use this to document my trip to Japan that starts on 1st October. Just in case anyone is interested in where I am and what I’m up to day by day.

With that in mind I’ve been trying to make sure I can post to here in a number of ways.

  1. Sitting at a PC using the standard admin page for when I can find a cyber cafe.
  2. Via email, I can do this for text only posts, so I can add news from anywhere I can mail, including via the moby.
  3. I wanted to use Picture Messaging as well, and there is supposed to be a plugin for that; but can I get my a message from O2 to the MMS server? Nope; so that out but…
  4. I can send a Picture Message to a flickr email address and get it published here on the blog.
  5. I have a wifi PDA that I’m taking with me so I can connect anywhere I can find an access point and there is a nifty little tool called Pocket SharpMT that will allow me to post easily (even if there are some issues with the paths used for uploading images).

One issue that I haven’t solved yet is how to get pictures from my camera (compact flash card) to the PDA (SD/MMC card) for re-sizing and uploading.

A Start

Well finally, after a lot of messing around I’ve decided that WordPress is the blogging tool to use. I did start with b2evolution which has some nice features but also fails to work properly in a few places and has a lack of response in the support forums.

WordPress has the advantage of being widely used so there is a whole raft of themes and plugins, many not compatible with the newest versions it would seem, but there is a lot of choice.