While I'm traveling, I will still be accessible by various means.
I may be away from communications for weeks at a time, but I will
respond to messages the next time I get access to a computer.
FAQs About Contacting Me
If you write me email, please try to avoid including the original message in your reply. I can only read the first 1500 characters with my pocketmail device. For urgent messages, please keep it short!
How do you read your urgent email?
I carry a Pocketmail®
device with me. This is a small electronic organizer, about 3"
x 7". It has a small keyboard on it from which I can compose
emails. It also contains an acoustic coupler which, when held up
to a phone, sends and receives email from a server. This way, I
can send and receive email whenever I'm near a phone. It uses special
technology to allow transmission across any phone line. I still
need to be near a phone, and I have to make an international call
to retrieve messages, but I hope to check messages at least once
a week. If you send messages to this address, please keep them short
and to the point. I don't really want to pay $3.00/min to read Mrs.
Fields' cookie recipe.
How do you read email from anywhere in the
I read my email using a web browser. It is almost identical to
various free web-based services such as yahoo, but is a private
service for my own domain. This service is hosted by
USA.net (which is unreliable and I don't recommend.)
I read mail by going to mail.adventureprone.com.
I am relying on internet cafes to read email. I am not bringing
How do you check voice mail?
I use a web-based voice mail system, which allows me to check voice
messages via the web without having to make a long distance phone
call! Each message is saved as an audio attachment to an email.
This is a great service provided free by onebox.com.
I recommend them highly for email, voice mail and fax services.
How to you get your faxes?
I get faxes the same way I get my voice mails. Using onebox.com,
I get an email with a .gif version of the fax sent to my email box.
This allows me to have a permanently active fax number, and I pick
up my faxes once I get to a computer.
Why do you have a separate billing address?
Since I am going to be away from home for a long time, I need a way
to deal with bills and other financial obligations while I'm gone.
To do this, I pay for an online bill paying service, called statusfactory.com.
Bills are sent directly to them; they then scan them and put the bills
up on a web site My account is electronically linked to my bank account,
so I can pay my bills the click of a button.
What is a vcard?
A vcard is an electronic business card. For applications which
read them, all you have to do is load the vcard, without typing
in all the details by hand. For more information, check out the
Internet Mail Consortium's Personal
Data Interchange site.