07 November 2008
Transport blogging in the wild
Brian Micklethwait

Yes!  As already reported at my personal blog, I can now post not just stuff but pictures, when out and about.  And that’s what I am now doing.  I’m in Maria’s Vietnamese cafe in Lower Marsh, and very nice it is too.  I have not once been home since taking this snap:


So, I can now transport blog while being transported.  And, my transport experience will be transformed for the better.  That’s if my dongle will work in buses, trains, etc.  We shall see.

That’s a picture of a bookshop that is also transport related, although they also stock books about war and various transport and war related toys and kits.  Sort of Old Nerd Heaven, you might say.  This shop is also in Lower Marsh, which is where I also get my second hand classical CDs.

I should report, however, that as of now it takes me about a quarter of an hour to post a photo, because it takes me ten minutes to load a picture up to Web Resizer dot com so that it can be resized.  My mini-laptop can’t seem to resize photos on its own.  Why not?  Search me.

  1. I am a bit surprised that your Linux system doesn’t have a store of downloadable applications one of which (probably several) will allow you to do this.

    Posted by Patrick Crozier on  07 November 2008 at 11:43 pm

  2. It’s probably the Eee PC easy interface which I’m not sure has an “install applications from the Internet or wherever” function.  It’s possible to do but might involve some fiddling around.

    Some Eee PCs have mtPaint or something like it under the “Learn” tab.

    Posted by Rob Fisher on  08 November 2008 at 12:18 am

  3. Rob

    Yes, I have mtPaint, as you say, under “Learn”, but nowhere can I find anything in it about resizing a picture.  There is something about resizing the “canvas”, whatever that means, and rescaling the canvas, ditto.  But neither makes the entire picture smaller.  Any suggestions?

    Posted by Brian Micklethwait on  08 November 2008 at 01:22 am

  4. Patrick

    Maybe it does.  You’re welcome to have a go with it when next we meet.  Okay?

    Posted by Brian Micklethwait on  08 November 2008 at 01:23 am

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