Search found 19 matches

by mwolczko
Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: changes to csv format for tracking data
Replies: 1
Views: 2847

changes to csv format for tracking data

Please, please, please don't change the format of the .csv tracking data without some kind of warning, or, at the very least, an announcement!
(I see it changed a few days ago.)
Best would be to have a mailing list for notifications of new software, data format changes, etc...
by mwolczko
Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Will it work high?
Replies: 11
Views: 3114

understand why your mountain example worked, but a aircraft at altitude would not work? Plausible, but not definitive. The figure is captioned as qualitative, not quantitative. Also, the simple experiments described used voice comms; it may be that repeated attempts at sending a short data packet s...
by mwolczko
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Blackberry's getting no fix or very slow fix.
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

See viewtopic.php?p=3398#3398 (problem already reported; thanks for confirming!)
by mwolczko
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: Will it work high?
Replies: 11
Views: 3114

re: legality. There are some relevant links collected at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phones_on_aircraft (see "Relevant Laws"). However, if you follow the link to reference 7 (http://www.house.gov/transportation/aviation/07-15-05/07-15-05memo.html) you will see that Nextel is listed in the 80...
by mwolczko
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Starter Kit Support & Discussion
Topic: i415 backlight remains on when charging: how to turn off?
Replies: 9
Views: 15580

The problem is actually worse than I indicated in my earlier message. An incoming call or text message -- apparently any kind of alert -- will also turn the light on, and leave it on, when there is an external supply. For example, the recent message Boost sent to all subscribers about the increase i...
by mwolczko
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Decouple sample and send intervals
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

ATSupport wrote:The hotGPS option on the iDEN version actually decouples the sampling and sending as you said. And hotGPS IS expressed in seconds.
Actually, I was thinking more of sampling at, say, every 5 mins, and sending every hour. Keeping the GPS hot wouldn't be appropriate.
by mwolczko
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Decouple sample and send intervals
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

The hotGPS option on the iDEN version actually decouples the sampling and sending as you said. And hotGPS IS expressed in seconds. OK, I never realised that. Actually driving the GPS chipset and sending are both power consuming operations. Right. But there's no need to be sending every minute or so...
by mwolczko
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Assorted improvments on the BlackBerry 7100i
Replies: 2
Views: 4361

Re: Assorted improvments on the BlackBerry 7100i

I don't think BlackBerry has such API telling battery or external power is attached. There's a Java app called BBLight that seems to be able to sense this. Unlike iDEN phones, I don't think BlackBerry can provide the satellite data. I might be wrong. If you see other applications have this info, pl...
by mwolczko
Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Decouple sample and send intervals
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Decouple sample and send intervals

I would like if the interval used for sampling the location could be different from the interval for sending data back from the phone, and for the former to be expressed in seconds rather than minutes. That way I could have the phone sample locations frequently, but send only intermittently to save ...
by mwolczko
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Assorted improvments on the BlackBerry 7100i
Replies: 2
Views: 4361

Assorted improvments on the BlackBerry 7100i

I've been using Accutracking on a 7100i and have a few requests for enhancements specific to that phone: 1. It sometimes takes a very long time to get the first fix (many, many minutes), even though I am out of doors and in the clear. In contrast, TeleNav always seems to get a fix super-fast (within...
by mwolczko
Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Cell tower report has GPS altitude data
Replies: 1
Views: 7522

Cell tower report has GPS altitude data

I'm not sure if this is a bug, but it's certainly odd: One of my units was left overnight on Mt Hamilton (elev 4200). I don't think there is any cell coverage up there, but this morning it managed to reach a cell tower in Morgan Hill and report in, with a single point. The strange thing is: the summ...
by mwolczko
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: True AccuTracking Stories
Topic: Art meets Accutracking
Replies: 4
Views: 5325

There is an external 6V sealed lead-acid battery, ~45Ah. Should last ~3 weeks.
Details, pictures, etc. at http://www.ylem.org/Hitchhikers/Credits.html
by mwolczko
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: True AccuTracking Stories
Topic: Art meets Accutracking
Replies: 4
Views: 5325

Art meets Accutracking

This is probably a first for Accutracking(?). I have been involved with a project that embeds cellphones, running Accutracking, into art objects. The project is part of the ZeroOne electronics art festival starting in San Jose, CA, this coming weekend. The objects are life-size cutouts depicting Sil...
by mwolczko
Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: BlackBerry: auto restart on exit?
Replies: 8
Views: 3303

Thanks!
by mwolczko
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Support & Discussion
Topic: BlackBerry: auto restart on exit?
Replies: 8
Views: 3303

BlackBerry: auto restart on exit?

What does the option "auto restart on exit" do? I can't find a mention of it anywhere.