I've taken a break from writing Java games for just a few weeks to create a web site (using Java Servlets and JSP in Tomcat, partly to help build skills a future employer may seek) that I dreamed up while travelling recently with my laptop.
I don't know how many people here take your laptops with you when you travel but I do because I can download photos off my camera as I go, and upload them to my web site for friends and family to see. I can also compose holiday emails if there is some "down" time. The only problem with wanting to send emails and photos is of course you must have an internet connection.
In New Zealand where I was recently travelling, and in my home country Australia - wireless access doesn't grow on trees, nor does broadband if you are sufficiently outside the cities (as I was in NZ). I found it hard, but not impossible to find good internet locations in NZ which were happy to let me hook up my laptop (and some amusing responses from ones which did not).
With this in mind, I decided to create a web site both which could list such internet cafe's (for the benefit of others and myself when I next travel) and sharpen my Servlet and JSP skills.
I have named the site "Geek Traveller" - and it is an open directory of internet cafe's and locations which cater for travellers with above-average access requirements (such as people traveling with laptops and camera's).
Why I am telling you all this is that I would really appreciate it if you know of an internet cafe in your area that lets you plug in laptops (or don't mind dropping in and asking), and would be willing to add it to the database. I'm also interested in wireless sites - however there do already exist listings of those (not that I have used them). Help is especially appreciated if you live in an area where getting internet access from a laptop is harder than usual (for example in the tiny town of Franz Josef, New Zealand).
The site is http://geektraveller.com/
(and I also got the domain with only one 'l' for people who prefer that spelling).
Thanks in advance for your help