Joshua Judson Rosen | 1 May 03:34 2010

Re: OpenStreetMap compatible GPS?

Benjamin Scott <dragonhawk <at> gmail.com> writes:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Joshua Judson Rosen
> <rozzin <at> geekspace.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Route finding and estimating is useful if you're already on
> > > the road and want to make an unexpected change.  Audible turn-by-turn
> > > directions are useful if you get confused on your way to a new-to-you
> > > location.
> >
> > See, these were the things that made me think `this whole GPS thing
> > is stupid'--it's so tempting to use features like that, but I've
> > invariably found that the `seat-of-the-pants technology' results
> > in `knowing where I'm going without really having any idea where
> > I *am* at any given point in time', which is just... perturbing.
>
>   I've actually had fairly good results using GPS units belonging to
> friends.  They were not perfect, but nothing is.  I've made mistakes
> plotting routes manually, too.
>
>   I do much prefer to plan my route ahead of time, but sometimes life
> doesn't work that way.  I'd rather have the option.  To me, it seems
> stupid to deliberately avoid a capability just because it does not
> work perfectly.
> 
>   In particular, real-time routefinding with turn-by-turn directions
> wins big in situations such "the road I was planning on using is
> closed" or "I just missed my turn".

Oh, "route-finding not working properly" was never my issue.
The feature worked perfectly fine as far as I used it.
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David Rysdam | 1 May 03:43 2010

Re: OpenStreetMap compatible GPS?

Joshua Judson Rosen wrote:
> People have different requirements around that, too: I was somewhat
> surprised, for example, to find that Nokia's N810 (GPS-enabled) tablet
> comes with a dashboard-mount... that *screws into* the dashboard.

*cough*
Tyson Sawyer | 1 May 03:58 2010

Re: OpenStreetMap compatible GPS?

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 9:34 PM, Joshua Judson Rosen
<rozzin@...> wrote:
> People have different requirements around that, too: I was somewhat
> surprised, for example, to find that Nokia's N810 (GPS-enabled) tablet
> comes with a dashboard-mount... that *screws into* the dashboard.

I'm not sure why they shipped the screw base portion of that.
However, the portion that fits the N810 is removable from the base and
the interface between the two is some standard that you can buy other
bases for.  We purchased a COTS, 3rd party suction cup base that
attached to the N810 adapter and pitched the screw base.  Worked
wonderfully.

"We" bought Droids a couple of weeks ago and now the N810 collects dust.

Cheers!
Ty

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Kevin D. Clark | 1 May 04:35 2010
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Re: du(1) for FTP sites


I wrote:

> [attached] gives a big skeleton of what you are looking for.  The code
> itself could definitely be improved.

Oh yeah, invoke it thusly:

  remote-du --url 'ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/old-gnu/Manuals/bfd-2.9.1/'

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Bill Ricker | 1 May 05:45 2010
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Re: Bluetooth telephone interfaces (was: Nokia N900 // & bluetooth)



On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Benjamin Scott <dragonhawk-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
 We tried a Jabra BT5020 for a desk application at work.  Audio
quality was mediocre.
 I don't like Jabra as much as I used to.

Yes, most wireless is crap. That's why I asked the Frys' guy if any Jabra BT had Plantronics-grade audio, and he said ONLY the BT850 had audio comparable to good wired or Plantronics wireless headset. I would stil trust any Jabra for wired.

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Joseph Smith | 1 May 07:16 2010

Re: OpenStreetMap compatible GPS?


> 
> "We" bought Droids a couple of weeks ago and now the N810 collects dust.
> 
Nice! I have always been a big Motorola fan, I will be getting a Droid in a
few months when the contract contract on my VE20 runs out. Can hardly wait
:-)

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Jeffry Smith | 1 May 13:08 2010
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Re: Bluetooth telephone interfaces (was: Nokia N900 // & bluetooth)

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Benjamin Scott <dragonhawk@...> wrote:

>  My biggest beef with Bluetooth headsets is that they almost never
> have user replaceable batteries.  It's hard to justify spending for
> quality with the device is guaranteed to die after a year or two or
> regular usage.  Granted, the small size makes this a challenge, but
> it's hardly an insurmountable problem.
>
I use a Motorola earpiece that uses AAA batteries - I bought it
because it has removable batteries.  For work with my phone, it's
pretty good (at least as good as the sound I get from the phone
itself).
Bruce Labitt | 1 May 23:56 2010
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Job Offering, but not Linux, at least yet

Can I post a job posting on the list, if it currently has nothing to do 
with Linux?  (Right now)

Hopefully, later this year some of the required tools will run under 
Linux.  Umm, does that count?

My company (i.e. where I work) is looking to hire two people with DSP 
skills.  I figured that in today's economy, that is a GOOD THINGtm.  Oh 
yeah, if the candidate has Linux skills ==> this is good, especially for 
me.  Eventually I'll be dragging "my" company into the modern era.

I won't be offended if the answer is no right now, but I thought it 
might be of interest to some of the list members, or their friends and 
associates.

Regards
Bruce
Benjamin Scott | 2 May 00:13 2010
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Re: Job Offering, but not Linux, at least yet

On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 5:56 PM, Bruce Labitt
<bruce.labitt@...> wrote:
> Can I post a job posting on the list, if it currently has nothing to do
> with Linux?  (Right now)

  Might as well.  A job posting takes up about as much room as
discussions about job postings.  Sometimes less.  :)  And it might be
Linux some day, so that's good.  We obviously need to infiltrate your
organization with more enlightened Linux users.  ;-)

  There's also a gnhlug-jobs list.  It was created out of a fear that
this list would be overrun with job postings.  That never happened.
We see maybe six a year.  But I suppose someone might be subscribed to
one list but not the other.

-- Ben
Benjamin Scott | 2 May 00:17 2010
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Re: du(1) for FTP sites

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Kevin D. Clark
<kevin_d_clark@...> wrote:
> [attached] gives a big skeleton of what you are looking for.  The code
> itself could definitely be improved.

  Wow, did you write that just for this request?  Thanks!

-- Ben

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