Tips for Stress Free Traveling with your Notebook

(Editor's note;  This is from our friends at Hewlett Packard, but these tips will work with virtually any notebook device.  Safe travels!)

As a frequent traveler, your notebook must be able to withstand the stresses of mobility. Bumps and bruises, minor spills and high reliance on battery power are all conditions that you’ll want your notebook to handle with ease. But it’s not all up to your notebook—there are a couple techniques, some helpful products and some buying advice that’ll help make your business travel more stress-free.

 

1. Stress-free screening: Make going through the x-ray machine less stressful by choosing a carrying case that enables airport officials to scan your notebook without you having to remove it from the bag. The HP Evolution Checkpoint Friendly Case zips down the middle to allow clear x-ray scanning by isolating the notebook to one side. Designed to accommodate notebooks with up to a 16-inch screen, the case also features the SafePort Air Cushion System for notebook protection.

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A trip across North America 2

In June 2011, Larry Baum, CEO of The Computing Center, his wife Trudy, and two close friends traveled across North America to Alaska and Canada in Larry's airplane.  This Blog of the trip was originally published on the East Hill Flying Club web site. It is divided into separate entries in reverse order.

Whitehorse, YT Tue June 14, 2011 @ 20:00PT:  The best laid plans Part 2 … Sometimes, mechanical devices just fail.  So it was with us today.  The left fuel boost pump on the Aerostar quit today as we were leaving from Prince George to Whitehorse.  Obviously a “no-go” item.  Most big engines have an electrical backup boost pump in case of failure of the engine driven fuel pump.  That pump is also used for starting and to boost fuel pressure if needed at higher altitudes.   It was most frustrating to watch the rest of the group depart for Watson Lake, our first a stop. Fortunately, there is a GREAT shop in Whitehorse.  Bobby did a fabulous job replacing the brushes in the pump.   We had brought an extra set along “just in case” thanks to Joel at Juliet Delta Aviation. So we were on a way in a record 1.5 hours.  Given the rest of the group was stopping for lunch and fuel, we thought we could catch-up. The route to Watson Lake from Prince George follows a river up to Williston Lake, then through a relatively narrow area called “The Trench”.

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A trip across North America 1

In June 2011, Larry Baum, CEO of The Computing Center, his wife Trudy, and two close friends traveled across North America to Alaska and Canada in Larry's airplane.  This Blog of the trip was originally published on the East Hill Flying Club web site. It is divided into separate entries in reverse order.

 Kalispel and Glacier Park, Mt: Sun June 12, 2011 @11:30am MT: I didn’t

 get a chance to post Saturday’s flights till Sunday.  We stayed at the Lake McDonald Lodge on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.  There is no Internet or cell service at this area – I needed to use a pay phone for the first time in what seems like forever to call the FBO with our fuel order!! How quaint!!! The trip from Green Bay (KGRB) to Glacier Park International Airport (KGPI) took almost exactly 6 hours with a stop in Bismark, ND (KBIS) for fuel and lunch.  It’s a long way with many changes in scenery.  We dodged some thunderstorms and heavy rain showers throughout eastern Montana and ended up at Flight Level 220 for the last part of the trip to be able to top some of the lower level rain showers and to see the cells clearly enough to fly around them.  The locals call these “popcorn” thunderstorms, single cells with not frontal association.  They also didn’t move much. KGPI is in a large valley and the only rain that we actually experienced on the way in was on the ILS into the airport.  Kind of a difference experience starting an ILS at 12,000ft, intercepting the localizer about 20 miles from the airport at 9,000ft, and intercepting the  glideslope at 7,800ft. Glacier Park  and Lake McDonald are nearly indescribable in their beauty. We didn’t have a lot of time there, but we were able to take a short hike Sunday morning.  In just three miles we saw a small lake (called a pond in the east) and a creek that’s the size of most rivers in the east.  The large snowpack this year has kept the rivers and creeks really high. I’ve uploaded a batch of photos (unedited) at: http://larry72.slickpic.com/a/GlacierPark

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