I had hoped to use CTA Bus Tracker in three ways. First, to figure out when the 60 is coming by so I can leave my office just in time to catch it. Second, to figure out when the 9 or 50 are going by so I can leave my house just in time to catch them. Third, to watch for fun, kind of like television for cats.
Only the final one has worked out. I always seem to have errands to run after work, and I haven't yet had cause to take the bus from home. What I really need to make CTA Bus Tracker work for me is some sort of portable device through which I can access the internet. So, here is where I turn to you: suggestions? K-S often feels able to justify our occasionally expensive dining habits by reminding herself that we don't buy gadgets like other people do, so it would have to be cheap. TimN, I particularly covet your thoughts on what would work with our wireless plan.
posted by weiss @ 8:16 PM0 comments
Monday, May 12, 2008
whoa! street art animation
By Blu, from Buenos Aires.
I am very excited about the new Bus Tracker expansion. If you had asked me to name my top three routes that I would like to see on Bus Tracker, I would have picked the 60, the 9 and the 21, and all of them are coming.
Also, Sarah S. of see-pee-tee fame is headed to Colombia soon, so I think next year's summer vacation should be a week in Bogota.
posted by weiss @ 10:12 PM0 comments
has anyone played with google maps lately??? ... yeah, that's what I got when I went looking for directions to the local Friends meeting in my area.... I can also see my apt too.... I cannot see my mom's house... nor Dam Straight back in Goshen... but still while this technology is sort of cool (I know what the building looks like, and the surrounding neighborhood)... there's some people who don't need to know what my apt looks like... (granted, they must have found my address somewhere.. so they could just as easily just go to my apt.)
posted by Erini CS @ 4:45 PM0 comments