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Going on a long bike tour, want to make a website

I am going on a long bike tour and I intend to blog about it, take photos etc. I will take a tablet pc or netbook with me, and try to use wifi rather than internet cafes. What software do you recommend for organising photos, backing up photos, blogging, editing for pod-casts and videos, protecting against viruses, and prevention against theft of the device?

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marked as duplicate by mindcorrosive, RoflcoptrException, Mark Mayo Jan 23 '13 at 8:17

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Not sure if this is the best place to ask this question. Blogging while on a bike trip wouldn't be significantly different from blogging on a hiking trip or blogging in your living room. Same goes for virus protection, photo/video editing. You might be able to get some useful information pertaining to theft prevention and the type of computer to bring on a bike trip, but the rest of the question doesn't really fit well on this site. – Kibbee Jan 21 '13 at 17:08
I've read a couple blogs like this on Crazy Guy on a Bike ( Seems to be a popular place for what you describe... – user5955 Jan 21 '13 at 17:20
Yeah, but I'm asking the question in context of a bike forum, hence its related to a bike trip. – Andrew Welch Jan 21 '13 at 17:39
I've written an iPhone/iPad app for lightweight blogging while on a bike tour called TrackMyTour. Updates (with optional photo) are posted to a map for your friends and family to follow along. Check it out at – chris Jan 21 '13 at 21:06
I think this might belong better on The Great Outdoors. – gerrit Jan 22 '13 at 14:00
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I would recommend using Prey for security. It's open-source and covers any sort of device you would possibly be using.

I use a mac and android tablet for my technology needs and don't worry too much about antivirus programs. It really depends on what OS you end up with. For windows I can recommend AVG Free.

I'm a big fan of wordpress for blogging. It is a little work to set up, but afterwards is highly customizable and controllable.

For organizing photos, I have found Picasa to be a nice program, though a bit heavy for my taste. The Open Project is a new, free way to organize, upload, and publish photos all on the cloud. It does use dropbox, so size might be a problem.

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Prey is good, it is open source 'spy on your own device' software. The opens source is a major plus for any spy software, as I can at least confirm that it only spies on the device when I command it to. – Jacco Jan 22 '13 at 21:39

I wrote an answer where I recommended for keeping a website/blogging, but then I saw your other question and I moved my answer to there.

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