#geeklife: weBoost 4G-X OTR Review

Will a cellular booster help me stay connected on my epic working
road trip?

I’m a Linux geek, and I think I safely can assume everyone reading an article
in Linux Journal identifies themselves as Linux geeks as well.
Through
the years I’ve written about many of my geeky projects here in Linux
Journal
, such as my Linux-powered beer fermentation fridge or my 3D
printer that’s remotely controlled using a Raspberry Pi and Octoprint
software. The thing is, my interests don’t stop strictly at Linux,
and I doubt yours do either. While my homebrewing, 3D printing and
(more recently) RV interests sometimes involve Linux, often they don’t,
yet my background means I’ve taken a geek’s perspective and approach
to all of those interests. I imagine you take a similar approach to
your hobbies and side projects, and readers would find some of those
stories interesting, useful and inspirational.

We discussed this at Linux Journal and realized there should be a
space for Linux geeks to tell their geeky stories even if they don’t
directly involve Linux. This new series, #geeklife, aims to provide a
place where Linux geeks can talk about interests and projects even
if they might not be strictly Linux-related. We invite you to send proposals
for #geeklife articles to ljeditor@linuxjournal.com.

For this first #geeklife article, I’m telling the story of a geeky,
connected working road trip I just took in my RV, and within that context,
I also review a particular piece of hardware I hoped would make the trip possible,
the weBoost Drive
4G-X OTR
. In the interest of full disclosure, Wilson
Electronics provided me with this review unit, and I did not purchase
it independently.

Working Remotely

My job is 100% remote. It took me many years of braving multi-hour
California Bay Area commutes and turning down opportunities to
find a job where I finally could work completely from home. Smart
organizations are finally beginning to realize the many
advantages to having a remote workforce,
but I’ve found it works best if you have the right team,
the right tools and the bulk of the workforce is remote. When everyone is
distributed, everyone relies on the incredible modern collaboration tools
currently available, and you have focus and incredible productivity
when you need it while still being able to communicate with your peers.

My wife is a freelance writer and has worked from her home office long
before I also worked from home. Once I also landed a job where I was
completely remote, we posed the following question to ourselves: in
theory, we could work from anywhere with a decent internet connection,
but in practice, is that really something we could do? What would that
kind of working trip look like?

Source: Linux Journal