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How to get lost while knowing where you are

Started: 2010-07-25 21:44:55

Submitted: 2010-07-25 21:50:01

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I spoke for BLUG in June, and spent at least a few hours each week following my talk working on typing up my presentation notes and cleaning up my slides in preparation for making them available to the Internet at large. I am happy to present the fruits of my labors: How to get lost while knowing where you are: thirty-seven slides of my rambling about how I use my GPS receiver, and supporting artifacts and source code.

(There's a rumor that my talk was videoed, and could be available someday, but I know I have two years of BLUG tapes sitting in my basement, uncaptured and unnoticed, so I'm not going to blame the current videographer for falling behind. Though I might try asking to borrow the tapes myself, since I do know what to do with them.)

The point is that one should never assume that sucky, disgusting software
is written by first year comp sci majors. There are enough professional
programmers out there to cause a far bigger disaster.
- Randseed (132501) on Slashdot, 08 June 2003