[FoRK] Project Glass
wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 6 14:20:57 PDT 2012
On 4/6/2012 3:21 PM, Tom Higgins wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Eugen Leitl<eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> You don't have problems with lugging extra batteries around?
If the device doesn't have a screen backlight that cuts down on power
consumption, quite a lot.
> In recent years I have shifted my way of mobility. A decade or so back
> Before moving from Portland OR to the Denver CO Area this summer I did
> not see the problem of 3G dropouts. Here in CO though it is a such a
> screwed up situation. Some areas are fine, some are gulags of
> deadness...often the boundry between the two is a block.
I get around this kind of nonsense by putting a higher powered setup,
with a better antenna, in the vehicle. In my case, that's a boat out on
the Chesapeake. Then just hit it locally via Wifi. I believe there are
similar setups for cars now too. I had to roll my own 3 years ago when
I got it set up.
> Decentralized matrices with multiple vectors of interconectedness
> makes much more sense in real world application than some walled
> garden single source iCloudyness. Local is still a playa.
> After a long parade of naked emperors you
> might start wondering if there is something better to do with your
Amen to that. Nowadays I start by assuming the product won't suit my
needs and beat the hell out of it trying to prove myself wrong. Hit all
the known incompatibility/pressure points. All too often my assumptions
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