Technology on the Go

Dateline Florence, Italy.

Most people were surprised that I wasn’t taking my computer with me, but the reality of the situation is that I don’t really need my tablet to check email, update my blog, check my RSS feeds, or chat online.

What I took with me:

Firefox Portable extracts straight to the thumbdrive.

You can install Skype straight to the thumbdrive too (or just copy Skype.exe from your existing installation), however you will also need to create a BAT file to make sure it loads your profile. On my thumbdrive, I have a folder called Phone with Skype.exe inside. I also have a BAT file called skype.BAT. In skype.BAT, copy and paste this code:

skype.exe /datapath:"Data" /removable

Then create a new directory in Phone called Data. Skype will now use that location to store your profile. This is very imp