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Conversations with my husband (from late last year)

08 Mar

Almost verbatim. But edited.

Me: You know how we can’t find our satnav? And I thought maybe we should get another one but you said OVER YOUR DEAD BODY? And we are driving to South Australia? Well there’s a TomTom app that runs on an iphone.

Fraser: Ah ha

me: so you would not crack the shits if I got it?

Fraser: No. But I might ban you from Ikea for 6 months

me: lol << (“as if”)
I’m going to buy this sucker so I can wear it in a bit

Several minutes later …

Me: omg

Fraser: wot?

me: you can buy a YODA VOICE
for the TomTom

Fraser: no

me: Turn left, you must.
A roundabout, there will be.

Fraser: NO

me: Follow the third path, you should
I am not going to
but I am cracking up thinking about it
there is a lot of fun to be had there for $6.49

and, as it turns out, there is a lot of fun to be had wondering about what else Yoda might say.

  • The urge to speed, resist, you must.
  • An accident, there has been.
  • USE the brakes.

etc.

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4 Comments

Posted by on March 8, 2013 in movies, shopping, travel

 

4 responses to “Conversations with my husband (from late last year)

  1. Jonathan O'Donnell

    March 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I’ve been using Waze on my iPhone. Everything, including the maps, is crowd-sourced from driving data. Because it is collecting driving data from other users in real time, it can automatically route you around traffic jams between you and your destination. How good is that!

    Of course, this only works in areas where enough people are using it. At the moment in Melbourne, this seems to be just Punt Road during peak hour. There are enough Melbourne users to manually give you useful information, but we haven’t quite made it to threshold level yet.

    On the other hand, I did get to map a bit of Swan Hill when I last visited my Mum. 🙂

     
  2. Melissa

    March 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    That’s pretty cool. I bought TomTom Live Traffic, which does the same, except in Yoda’s voice. Um, NOT in Yoda’s voice, because I did not buy the Yoda Voice Thingy. Except in my head.
    I love the idea of the Crowdsourced info, especially as TomTom gets this bit near my house quite quite wrong.

     
  3. racinghippo

    March 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    That routing-around-traffic-jams thing? The free Google nav app on Android has done that for 2-3 years. It also uses historical data that Google has been collecting over the years to be able to make accurate predictions of traveling time depending on the time of day – it knows how busy each road on the route will be at the time you’re likely to get to it and adjusts accordingly.
    And it’s free.
    How cool?

    ALMOST as cool as the Ozzy Osborne voice I used to have for TomTom (which I had on my iPaq PDA – remember them?). It was not usable with small children in the car: “Turn… left. No right. Fuck no, left.”

     

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