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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Up until today, I'd done 11 flights (and one boat trip) for Hand Luggage Only and only experienced a minor delay of 10 minutes on one journey. But that pretty impressive record got blown out the window when my Sydney-Perth flight was an hour late boarding because of "technical requirements".
If you're trying to travel light (which is what the Hand Luggage Only project is all about), keeping your washbag trim is a key strategy. But how can you do that effectively and still stay clean, healthy and presentable?
Battery life is crucial, but there's an equally important test for any notebook that's going to get regularly used on a plane: is it small enough to fit on the tray, allow typing when there's someone sitting next to you and not end up half-closed when the person in front reclines their seat?
When I wrote up Lifehacker's guide to capital city airport transfer options earlier this week, I deliberately avoided door-to-door shuttle services when there was a regularly scheduled public transport option. Today I remembered one reason why: because sometimes they just don't show up.
I can guarantee that Hand Luggage Only isn't going to see a more outlandish or enjoyable mode of transport than a hot air balloon, but drifting on the breeze does pose some organisational challenges for the compact traveller.
My recent roundup of the many and varied trials of 3G broadband software established pretty clearly that every piece of client software I've tried has major issues, but didn't cover one crucial player in the market: Optus.
NOTE: This guide has been superseded. Click here for the most recent version. There's something really stupid about paying $80 for a flight and then paying another $80 for a taxi when you land. Lifehacker rounds up the public transport options from Australia's capital city airports.
Even obsessive travellers get downtime. Having spent the weekend near Coffs Harbour, helping my mother out with the odd domestic task, there's not terribly much to report on the travel learnings front, apart from the obvious: having access to a washing machine and some sunshine makes life much easier.
I've been in Sydney this week for CEBIT and associated press events, which means I've been running into a lot of my fellow writers. And wherever I go, the first question is nearly always the same: "Where's the bag?" As far as the Hand Luggage Only project goes, it seems my trusty blue carry-on case is of more interest than anything else.
After a flood of entries, the judging is over, and three lucky Lifehacker readers will each receive an iTunes card purchased directly, and in a single day, from one of the three Apple Stores that were open for business last Thursday. Read on to find out who won -- and why their suggestions for five essential iTunes purchases stood out.