Dangit - been busy. Got back from California this morning, leaving for Bulgaria day after tommorow, and then for Philadelphia and then for Colorado.
Hee are a few quick tips to make your travel less painful.
1. Airports with free Wifi.
2. Hotels with free Wifi. Most nicer hotels such as Hyatt, Marriott, W, etc. will charge a ghastly amount for WiFi.
3. Terminal Service to your desktop:
a) Change the port: Change the registry key (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp) from 0x00000D3D (3389) to a weird number that nobody will guess - and then punch a hole through your firewall.
b) Connect to IPAddress/Console on a Win2k3 system to practically sit on your desktop (attach to console session).
c) More terminal service tricks - http://blah.winsmarts.com/2006/05/29/remote-desktop-tricks.aspx
4. Foldershare (www.foldershare.com) : Awesome utility which keeps your life in sync. It tends to get confused though if your laptop and your other computers are in different timezones - but other than that it works quite nicely. This utility will mirror local folders on multiple computers, more or less seamlessly.
5. Access your entertainment on the road - http://www.orb.com/ or a slingbox.
6. Internet 2 Go using your smartphone (make sure you do this with a firewall enabled) - http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/03/how-to-use-your-ev-do-pocket-pc-phone-for-internet-access/
.. Best investment for the road? A Pocket PC based phone - one device with data + mp3 player + email + organize my life calendar.
Couldn't do without it.