My wife likes to listen to the radio at night. But Radio 4 is getting
increasingly annoying (even I notice this; I don't listen to the
speech, but I do pick up the vocal intonations, which over the last
couple of years have become increasingly aggressive even when the
subject is not one that would seem to deserve it) and the World
Service is preferred.
I don't like network-manager. It's too big and complicated and hard to
persuade to do the things I want. Fortunately it's not too hard to do
When I'm driving, I may get caught in traffic or have to divert round
roadworks. If that happens, I don't want to pull in to call whoever's
at my destination; that'll just make me even later, and on the
motorway there aren't many opportunities to stop. But the machinery
that I'm already using to log my trips knows my position anyway…
I have a checklist for setting up a Raspberry Pi, which I run through
before I do any task-specific customisation. It occurred to me that
people might find this useful.
I don't like being spied on. But I don't mind gathering my own data.
In July of 2012 I bought a USB GPS receiver (a GlobalSat BU-353, the
cheapest available device that had a good score on the gpsd
compatibility list) for use with a Raspberry Pi, and I have it running
for most car trips I make. (Images follow.)