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Pirates of the Burley Griffin
A schedule bears the same relationship to reality as Astrology.
17th-Dec-2009 11:45 pm
On earthnative's recommendation I'm downloading a GPS app (Gaia Lite) for the iPhone.

I just got a mature content warning, as in minimum age of 17. For a GPS.

Confused now.
17th-Dec-2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Presumably because you could hook it up with other software to allow world+dog to track you in real time?
17th-Dec-2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Apparently it is because Wikipedia is considered evil by iTunes (see below).

I think my post title and mood are still valid now that I know this. :)
17th-Dec-2009 08:52 pm (UTC) - Thanks for writing about Gaia GPS
Hey there,

Thanks for downloading the lite version of our app. Apple actually rejected one of our updates because we link to wikipedia and in Apple's estimation wikipedia contains "Frequent mature content" or something along those lines. We were a little confused as well, but you can't argue with city hall :)

If you like the app we would appreciate a good review. You can review Gaia Lite here http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gaia-gps-lite/id333273242?mt=8#

Tim Bowen
17th-Dec-2009 11:52 pm (UTC) - Re: Thanks for writing about Gaia GPS
I haven't really had a chance to play with it yet, nor have I acquired the final piece that I'll need to make extensive use of it (yet).
17th-Dec-2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
yeah, I'm not sure what the deal with those are... I think they might be related to 'you can download stuff from the internet'. even if 'stuff' is only 'maps' in this case. (I think)

it is worth being aware of battery usage on gaia...

the guy who recommended it to me wrote a review on it (older version) here:
17th-Dec-2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
Apparently it is because they link to Wikipedia. See above.

I'm intending to dodge the battery issue by running the iPhone off a dynamo anyway. :)
18th-Dec-2009 01:35 am (UTC)
oooh makes sense then.

btw, I just updated my wiki with a few new apps I've installed (nothing special though I think)

18th-Dec-2009 03:17 am (UTC)
This is what I'm looking at: http://pedalpower.com.au/index.htm

I just spoke to the guy running the operation and apparently the iPhones are a bit finicky with their acceptable voltage ranges.

The workaround apparently is for the dynamo to charge a battery pack and then to charge the iPhone from the battery back.

Oh, and apparently there is another bit of kit in there somewhere that allows the dynamo to charge the battery pack AND run the lights at the same time.

I think that concept deserves an evil villain laugh so here is one: bwahahahahaha!
19th-Dec-2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
nice work! hehe. I am curious to hear how this pans out :D
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