Okay, the title of this post is a little misleading - this isn't really a guide or a how-to. Basically I'm just going to share my fabulous portable setup with you...but as to how it's all configured? Well, I'm very lucky to have IT Man to deal with all the messy details. :-)
So...basically, this is what I'm working with.
iPad (with nifty case which flips around so you can stand it up) and wireless keyboard. No, it's not one of the new-generation iPads (people keep asking me that) but it's doing a great job.
And what runs the whole shebang?
Wireless router and dongle (That's the long blue thing. Yeah I know, I think it's a funny name too, but IT Man uses fancy jargon like this all the time without the hint of a smile).
It's all very high-tech, especially IT Man's troubleshooting advice. If my internet connection is disrupted for some reason, I just turn the router off at the wall, wait thirty seconds, switch it on again. Even I can manage that!
All the photos I've used in this and the previous post, I took on my iPhone (are you sensing a theme here?) and emailed from my phone to Blogger (for those who use Blogger, to set this up just go to Settings, then the Email and Mobile tab). And I worked out how to do that without IT Man's help, as he may be expert on many things but he is NOT blog-savvy.
Before you ask, yes, IT Man is the type to always take his own portable wireless internet setup + computer with him on holidays. And despite the obvious inconvenience of me being hospitalized and all, I think he was kind of chuffed to get the chance to give me all his toys to use while I'm in here. Plus the hospital has an RCD protected power supply. Whatever that is.
I'm thinking of taking him somewhere remote on a camping trip one of these days. Somewhere without mobile telephone network coverage. Or would that be too cruel?
Note: I've scheduled this post for tomorrow, and I just got word I'm going to be discharged, so by the time you read this I'll be out of hospital. Yay! I'm going to miss that 24 hour call button though. Don't have one of those at home...