Thursday, February 7, 2008

Electronics searches and traveling

It appears as if there is continued misconceptions about what the rules and regulations are about electronic devices. According to this article, there have been numerous accounts of laptops being confiscated for days, officials perusing the history of website browsing on said laptops, cell phone call analysis, etc.

I guess the lesson to be learned here is that if you are traveling (particularly out of the country) whether it be for personal vacation or on business you probably should investigate a way to backup critical data before going through customs. For instance, if they took all the electronic medium away and you had just finished a 10 day exotic fashion model shoot, you might be in a whole mess of trouble.

This poses a bit of a conundrum, just how exactly are you going to backup tens of gigs of data?
You could backup the data to an external hard drive that is in checked luggage or burn some DVD's, could be painfully slow depending on how much data you have.

Maybe we will expand on some options in a future post...personally I do like the idea of the external hard drive and encrypt the whole darn thing as a deterrent.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A touch of spring....

Although this picture looks more like "a touch of fall" it felt like spring with temperatures in the low 60's. This past Saturday we loaded up the family and decided to take a little hike around Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. This area is packed with history from the Civil War era. It was on Kennesaw Mountain that the confederate army made its last stand before the Union took Atlanta.