Photo Blogging with the Treo 650 on a GeekLog Site

I had some challenges determining how to blog from my Treo 650 to this site, my other blog sites and I had particular headaches trying to determine how to add photos to my blog from the road.

I just got in my second Treo 650 last night, and I’ll be busy getting it “tricked out” tonight, after business hours have ended.

In the meantime, I have determined how to overcome logon conflicts between the GeekLog system and the Treo 650.

First step is to update the Geeklog to the most recent version. On my old Geeklog version of www.WickedBlog.com, I couldn’t log in. I could submit stories as “anonymous” but not as “Angela” and it made me nuts.

Updating the Geeklog just fixed that problem. The next problem was determining how to do an upload of a photo from my Treo without a photo manipulation (resizing) program on the Treo that would work on the media photos I take on the road.

During the recent trip to Colorado, I took quite a few photos (especially before dropping and damaging my Treo). I would have loved to have been able to immediately upload those photos when I did my mobile blogging about the trip.

Jodi Diehl, helps me to customize and keep my Geeklog sites working and looking like I want them to look. When I asked her about this issue, she said she could change the default limit on the photo size from within GeekLog so I could upload the photos the size that I take them.

We played with the options and I decided to limit the size to the largest Treo Camera Size, 640×480. Since some of my photos will be taken portrait, and some will be landscape, she recommended that I set the Geeklog to a maximum of 640×640 to cover all my bases.

Then, I immediately uploaded some of my Treo photos that I’d transferred over to my computer — and I didn’t have to resize any of them. You can view the results on www.WickedBlog.com.

As things are now, I’ve not been out with a properly functioning Treo to test uploading directly from the Treo to the blog, but plan to do that soon.

One of the disadvantages to being high-tech in the Kentucky wilderness, is that you don’t have the option of testing wireless cellular devices until you can access a cellular signal. I get “zero bars” here in the office — which is why I forward all my 800 calls to the office when I’m here, and to the cell when I’m gone.

As soon as I test the wireless photo uploads, I’ll let you know how that goes — if it’s easy or if it’s a headache.

Until next time… Happy Mobility!

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