Toblog

1. v. The act of writing a weblog or 2. n. Toby’s weblog.

Adding context to getting lost

I have finally bought myself a GPS system. It is the Garmin Nuvi 660 which was very recently released in the UK. You can safely say that I am rather impressed, and that is before I try to use it to get me to places.

I had a discussion about the uses of GPS with Ben a while back whilst using an early GPS unit to find the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker (which was in the “local tourist attractions” list). Although, yes, they are useful in finding your way to places that you have not been before, there is much more interest in using them as a tool for adding context to where you are. The sense of freedom in having this context when travelling makes the whole process much more interesting and, hopefully, will encourage me to take diversions and discover more of my country.

Well, that’s the theory anyway. I think I need to discover a time machine first.

Published on 2006/10/12 at 19:13 by Toby, tags , , , ,

Adding context to getting lost

I have finally bought myself a GPS system. It is the Garmin Nuvi 660 which was very recently released in the UK. You can safely say that I am rather impressed, and that is before I try to use it to get me to places.

I had a discussion about the uses of GPS with Ben a while back whilst using an early GPS unit to find the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker (which was in the “local tourist attractions” list). Although, yes, they are useful in finding your way to places that you have not been before, there is much more interest in using them as a tool for adding context to where you are. The sense of freedom in having this context when travelling makes the whole process much more interesting and, hopefully, will encourage me to take diversions and discover more of my country.

Well, that’s the theory anyway. I think I need to discover a time machine first.

Published on 2006/10/12 at 19:13 by Toby, tags , , , ,

TCSOTD 2006-10-12

It has been a long time (for ‘long’ read at least two years) since I stopped doing this and since then there has been the occasional hint that people actually liked it and were wondering when I was going to start again. Since this appealed to my ego, here is the New and Improved, Blogged and Aggregatable, Cynical and Daily (yeah, I don’t believe that either) TCSOTD!

I’m going to experiment with updating it througout the day rather than posting the whole thing in one go, meaning that those of you with aggregators should get the updates. This may not last long – let me know what you think in the comments…

If you just want a TCSOTD feed rather than the whole of this blog then this is the link that you should use.

An art exhibition in Battersea Power Station

Got Nukes? Putting it into perspective

Make a font from your own handwriting

Reiser4 inventor arrested for murder

’World’s glaciers and ice caps are now in terminal decline’

IT@Intel Blog

YouTube videos of Stewart Lee’s take on Christian Fundmentalists and censorship

Tim quits blogging for a while, and leaves us with this (contains profanity)

‘Rockfish’: a great animated short

Published on 2006/10/12 at 08:06 by Toby, tags , , , , , ,

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