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Big Brother

November 30th, 2004 (02:32 pm)

Shades of Big Brother in this, if you are concerned about such things, but:

This mildly interesting application can plot LJ friends on a map - If you're not particularly concerned about your location being stored in a database somewhere, please add it starting with this form, which will also create a map for you. I think it will try to figure out your location from your LJ details if it can.
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Responding to this on sharikkamur's page was the first time I've used the Rand McNally GPS that piggy-backs on my Palm III in years... Unlike more recent, discreet models, it makes my Palm look like an AWACS (NATO picture - 375k). I had to find the old program that does basic stuff like reporting latitude and longitude and reinstall it, but once I took a quick wander into the garden it picked up 7 satellites and a couple were still visible when I returned to my desk.

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Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: November 30th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)

But how do you fit an AWACS in your office? Or do you have a skylight for the mushroom?

That's seriously cool though, having GPS on your Palm. I think I can get one for my m105 but it too would develop an unsightly growth in order to pick up any signals. Maybe I just need to get a new souped-up Palm with built-in everything instead.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: December 1st, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
Rune

I'm still waiting for one with built-in WiFi (and without the silly built-in keyboard their only current WiFi model has) before replacing the Palm III.

Luckily the GPS mushroom is not built on an AWACS scale!

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