Train Technology

SeanK — Sunday, March 19th, 2006 @ 3:21 pm
Filed under: Hacking

GPS on a train

While riding a train from Seattle down to Los Angeles, I was surprised to find a Windows desktop computer with a copy of Microsoft Streets and Trips connected to a GPS. You can’t really see the screen well in the photo, but it sure was nice to be able to show the kids where we were and how far we had left to go. The trip took almost 40 hours, so you can imagine how nice it was to be able to answer the “Are we there yet?” question. I found out later that this wasn’t provided by the railroad company but rather a conductor had seen the Microsoft Streets and Trips GPS bundle at Costco and bought it to install on an old home machine for the passengers. What a neat guy.


Here’s Proof

SeanK — Saturday, March 11th, 2006 @ 4:58 pm
Filed under: Family

Micah

Hannah

Abigail

Lydia

Most of my friends don’t believe me when I tell them that my kids favorite restaurant is Sushiland. They love the conveyor belt thing and they are willing to try stuff I won’t even eat. I didn’t start eating Sushi myself until I starting working in the Windows division at Microsoft. The only thing my co-workers would do together outside of work is eat Sushi, so I learned to enjoy it. Now the whole family get excited if I suggest going out for dinner.