Trans Australia Trails - Share your GPS Tracks

Discussion in 'Australia' started by PeterWebtrax, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. UTB

    UTB Adventurer

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    Need a confirmed download to close the loop :lol3

    ... no pun intended btw.
  2. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    done and done.
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  3. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Brad has just about reached his destination overseas. It will be quite a few weeks before he is back, so don't expect fast updates to the new site yet. You'll have to make do with me until then.

    But, just in case you are into this sort of stuff, I thought I would show you the old and new versions of the server that Taut 1 has been run on and that Taut 2 is now being run on.

    This is the big old black box version, which has served me trouble-free for many years, as you can tell by the dust. Can't say the same for the software, but that's another story.

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    This is the new, more powerful white box version, that little white box just to the left of the mouse. More processors, more memory, more storage, vastly less power consumption. Doesn't even need a fan. And takes less than 10 minutes to get running.
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    Actually, I lie, the white box is the size it would be if it wasn't already embedded inside the keyboard you see here. I've been in IT for 45 years and new stuff like this still astounds me. That keyboard contains everything.

    And all of that, with extra storage space added in, cost a grand-total of less than $200.
    So don't say I don't look after you, no expense spared for you guys and gals;-)

    If you've got a kid who is interested in computing of any sort, buy them one of these for Christmas. It comes with a top quality 250 page beginners guide (printed on real paper), and there is an enormous amount of learning material online developed for this machine. Raspberry Pi 400, you rock!

    End of sales pitch!
    Cheers
    Pete
  4. Rtw1day

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    I just completed a loop near some of them tracks this week, how much of that loop was dirt? I’m always looking for more dirt!

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  5. UTB

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    About 80% dirt I'd say. Its all good but some of the riding to the west of the Bruce highway is really cool. A nice contrast from the state forest (which is also great).
  6. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Both my boys have humungous things with double VDU etc etc. and more software than they could possibly use.

    They can't connect a trickle charger. To my cost after 3 months os.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'd never have known diddly about it otherwise.
  7. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Hah, I thought you were about to tell us how well hung your sons were! Took me a while to decipher the VDU acronym, I haven't heard it in a long time. Thought at first it might be a Venereal Disease something, until the penny finally dropped!

    Cheers, Pete
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  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    ^:jack

    What? Am I showing my age? What are they called now?

    Reading the sentence, adding your first thoughts, it's quite pornographic. :bubba

    Anyway, back in the real world, one son already has a Raspberry and the other is thinking on it. :hmmmmm
  9. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Yes, I suspect we are similar ages, cos I haven't heard the acronym VDU for a looong time, most people call them monitors.

    But good to see that your well-hung sons have cottoned on to the Pi's. Well-hung and smart, what a combo.

    Cheers Pete
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  10. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Calling the Mark who can't reset his Taut password.

    I've just had an error message come through that someone with an email address starting with 'mark@log...' is trying to reset their password.

    It failed because either the email address is not correct, or your mail server is down.

    Can you PM me saying what happened, and I'll try to get it fixed.