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I am currently a GIS Analyst for Alsea Geospatial, Inc in Corvallis, Oregon.
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== Who are you? ==
  
17-July-2008 -- I have had my Freerunner for 24 hours now.
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* I live and work in Corvallis, Oregon.
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* I work as a GIS Analyst for Alsea Geospatial, Inc.
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* I am a bicyclist and human power fan.
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* I have enjoyed working with Linux systems since the kernel was at .9 something, around 1992.
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== How long have you had your Freerunner? ==
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Since 16-July-2008; I have had my Freerunner for 24 hours now.
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== Why did you want to get one? ==
  
 
I am interested in GPS technology, so my primary interest in the FR is to experiment with building a versatile GPS data collector. One of the other teams at AGI builds applications on Windows Mobile devices like the TDS Recon and TDS Nomad. These are expensive ruggedized PDA's.  
 
I am interested in GPS technology, so my primary interest in the FR is to experiment with building a versatile GPS data collector. One of the other teams at AGI builds applications on Windows Mobile devices like the TDS Recon and TDS Nomad. These are expensive ruggedized PDA's.  
  
I am not put off by the recent issue with GPS and the SD card. I had intended to use an external antenna or a bluetooth GPS anyway. I assumed I was buying a bag of parts when I ordered my Freerunner, that it won't do anything without my help and that some problems with its hardware would crop up. That's just how things are.
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I was not put off by the recent issue with GPS and the SD card, I figured it would either be solved by the time I switch on the GPS receiver in my FR or that I'd just use an external antenna or a bluetooth GPS anyway. I assumed I was buying a bag of parts when I ordered my Freerunner, that it won't do anything without my help and that some problems with its hardware would crop up.  
  
 
I had a Dell Axim X50V and I did a bit of programming on it. (actually I still have it but it broke! It's not ruggedized!) I don't really like the Windows Mobile environment. I want to see what I can do with Linux.
 
I had a Dell Axim X50V and I did a bit of programming on it. (actually I still have it but it broke! It's not ruggedized!) I don't really like the Windows Mobile environment. I want to see what I can do with Linux.
  
When I travel, I go light so I have never taken a laptop on a long trip. The Dell was handy for checking email and web sites on the road via WiFi. Hopefully the Freerunner will be able to do that.
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When I travel, I go light so I have never taken a laptop on a long trip. The Dell PDA was handy for checking email and web sites on the road via WiFi. Hopefully the Freerunner will be able to do that for me soon. I have not decided if I will even use it as a phone yet.  
I have not decided if I will even use it as a phone yet.  
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I'd also like to play with the accelerometers in the Freerunner. They seem interesting.
 
I'd also like to play with the accelerometers in the Freerunner. They seem interesting.

Revision as of 22:53, 17 July 2008

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Who are you?

  • I live and work in Corvallis, Oregon.
  • I work as a GIS Analyst for Alsea Geospatial, Inc.
  • I am a bicyclist and human power fan.
  • I have enjoyed working with Linux systems since the kernel was at .9 something, around 1992.

How long have you had your Freerunner?

Since 16-July-2008; I have had my Freerunner for 24 hours now.

Why did you want to get one?

I am interested in GPS technology, so my primary interest in the FR is to experiment with building a versatile GPS data collector. One of the other teams at AGI builds applications on Windows Mobile devices like the TDS Recon and TDS Nomad. These are expensive ruggedized PDA's.

I was not put off by the recent issue with GPS and the SD card, I figured it would either be solved by the time I switch on the GPS receiver in my FR or that I'd just use an external antenna or a bluetooth GPS anyway. I assumed I was buying a bag of parts when I ordered my Freerunner, that it won't do anything without my help and that some problems with its hardware would crop up.

I had a Dell Axim X50V and I did a bit of programming on it. (actually I still have it but it broke! It's not ruggedized!) I don't really like the Windows Mobile environment. I want to see what I can do with Linux.

When I travel, I go light so I have never taken a laptop on a long trip. The Dell PDA was handy for checking email and web sites on the road via WiFi. Hopefully the Freerunner will be able to do that for me soon. I have not decided if I will even use it as a phone yet.

I'd also like to play with the accelerometers in the Freerunner. They seem interesting.

In my day job I do a fair bit of python programming and I intend to try python on the FR.

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I am currently a GIS Analyst for Alsea Geospatial, Inc in Corvallis, Oregon.

17-July-2008 -- I have had my Freerunner for 24 hours now.

I am interested in GPS technology, so my primary interest in the FR is to experiment with building a versatile GPS data collector. One of the other teams at AGI builds applications on Windows Mobile devices like the TDS Recon and TDS Nomad. These are expensive ruggedized PDA's.

I am not put off by the recent issue with GPS and the SD card. I had intended to use an external antenna or a bluetooth GPS anyway. I assumed I was buying a bag of parts when I ordered my Freerunner, that it won't do anything without my help and that some problems with its hardware would crop up. That's just how things are.

I had a Dell Axim X50V and I did a bit of programming on it. (actually I still have it but it broke! It's not ruggedized!) I don't really like the Windows Mobile environment. I want to see what I can do with Linux.

When I travel, I go light so I have never taken a laptop on a long trip. The Dell was handy for checking email and web sites on the road via WiFi. Hopefully the Freerunner will be able to do that. I have not decided if I will even use it as a phone yet.

I'd also like to play with the accelerometers in the Freerunner. They seem interesting.

In my day job I do a fair bit of python programming and I intend to try python on the FR.

External Links