Anti-Whining: Happy Moko Moments
lists.openmoko.org at wongs.net
Thu Jul 23 14:35:41 CEST 2009
I've got a simple success to share.
My nine year old niece and her family expressed an interest in
geocaching. I said, "Oh, my phone does GPS!" which led to this
series of Happy Moko Moments:
* Used Midori over GPRS to create an account on geocaching.com and to
look up the latitude and longitude of the closest cache to their home.
* Showed a map with TangoGPS.
* Downloaded the SimpleCaching application from opkg.org.
* As a family outing, we followed the arrow in SimpleCaching to a
park, to a statue named "Sensei", to a nearby tree, and finally to a
rock under the tree.
* Found the hidden treasure, put some items inside.
* My niece and her family had a lot of fun, all thanks to my neo.
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Warren
Baird<wjbaird at alumni.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> There seems to be a repeated theme of people posting how crappy the
> Freerunner is and how nothing works for them. Usually a number of people
> then jump on the thread and talk about how the FR works well for them.
> I like to try turning that around and start a thread for people to talk
> about their successes. Maybe if we get enough good ones we can push it
> onto the wiki.
> Here are a few of my own:
> - the GPS with tangogps has been really useful to me a number of times,
> especially on business trips
> - Pidgin over GPRS has come in quite handy several times, either when I
> didn't have my laptop with me, or didn't have wifi coverage
> - It's very useful as a PDF reader - with the high-res screen I've been
> able to read documents while walking or while standing on a metro or bus,
> when getting out a laptop wouldn't have worked well.
> - I was able to show off the client software from my 'day job' - a quite
> complex j2se application - running on a cell phone, which definitely
> impressed people.
> What are your successes with the Freerunner?
> Warren Baird - Photographer and Digital Artist
> Openmoko community mailing list
> community at lists.openmoko.org
More information about the community