Thursday, November 19, 2009

Random Thought on GPS navigation using your phone

Ok, so one of the downsides about using your mobile phone for driving directions is that it can't have a comprehensive set of maps stored like a regular GPS unit would. How about some sort of external hard drive you can hook into? It would like you have extra movies, map data, whatever. That way you can pre-load a lot at home before you get on the road.

Personally, I'd want to be able to use my phone to download over Wi-Fi, but I have no desire to pay to download over the EDGE/3G/4G network.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Not that disk space is much of a premium any more, but one thing that bothers me is when software insists on installing translations for every locale. When I used gentoo, I frequently had to run localepurge after doing an installation so it would clean up the languages that I don't speak. Many installers, regardless of platform, just go ahead and fill up your hard drive with language packs. I don't know why they don't have a install-time option to pick in the first place.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Firefox in Cats

You know you've spent too long with your web browser when you see a picture of a cat and think of Firefox.