ideas for a personal cluster with gta04

joakim at joakim at
Wed Jun 6 23:34:05 CEST 2012

Boudewijn <wankelwankel at> writes:

> On Wednesday 06 June 2012 00:23:39 joakim at wrote:
>> "" <mail at> writes:
>> > Hi Joakim
>> > 
>> > Your client/server ideas made for an interseting post
>> > 
>> > I wondered what software you had in mind for this:-
>> > 
>> >> *** mapping/location data
>> >> open streetmap maps.
>> >> A gpsd on the client feeds the cluster with location data.
>> > 
>> > Could you give a little more detail please
>> - your todo system(emacs org in my case) knows where you are and can
>>   remind you of things when you get off your commuter train or whatever.
> Add to that: real time updating of shared todo lists - I add an item to our 
> shopping list while my wife is on her way home, and she gets a notifier of it 
> when in the vicinity of a supermarket (or on the todo of my neighbour or 
> parents, whoever happens to get near a supermarket selling the particular 
> product - maybe I'll be there first)
> In case of supermarkets there's not so much to win, but some other products at 
> greater distances with friends happening to travel by it's even more useful.

This use-case is good because it illustrates why we want a private
system to perform this, and why it needs to be a cluster. 

> Anyway, I have to get my programming skills on par first...
> Boudewijn
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