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upgrade complete.

We changed the speed limit table to now use Innodb engine.

Stackoverflow said it is better. I never fight the perceived future, and all indicators point to Innodb.

Also change from micro to medium on Amazon…

Hopefully it won’t raise the monthly bill too much…

-jim

 

Mirror with Speed Limits Database included

Hi all,

Please buy a mirror. Its an all or none campaign. You can backout and get your money back tomorrow, but I need you guys to buy  mirrors. Indiegogo says you have to get 25% from friends first, so I am begging, please buy a mirror.
You can get your money back any time in the next 45 days.
You will love the mirror. I haven’t updated the video yet because I am still developing the app. Its all good, just time consuming.
It’s really bad-ass looking at night. I put the Matrix screensaver on it.
You can sell it on ebay for a profit if you hate it. This 7inch screen is brand new. All others are 4inch toy quality!
The Mirror is solid. The bug I am fixing is sluggish gps update. I know its solveable because the iGo Nav app runs flawlessly. Its gps/sqlite3 related. No big deal, just digging in. I already fixed 4 other ANR bugs. I finally got the wifi ADB to work after 2 weeks of fighting with China. Its all good. Even without the Cruise-Assist app, its still really fun to play with and its only $135 delivered.
If you want specific pictures or anything, don’t hesitate to ask!
Anything social helps too.
-Jim

Monthly update.

  • I drove Route-66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. Took 4 months. I am making it into a video of pictures I took along the way. Did I mention I did it all on Google Street View. Stuff like this….

bottles

  • Sent $30 to guys in Venezuela who are logging. Thanks Alirio and Linus!
  • Russian guy is MIA. After a year of trial and error, the only interface that works is ioT. esp8266. These mirrors suck.
  • Jason and our anonymous donor is still funding us. Thank you, thank you!
  • Spoke to guy from commai. He put wikispeedia on his forum.

-Jim

 

 

 

 

Please consider a $1 donation to wikispeedia as your New Years Gift.

Hi,

Please consider a $1 donation to Wikispeedia.org.

Look at all the people who helped us since 2005.
Josh for udp forwarder, Beekay for SD help, EBo for group support and donation, Bruce Cannon for wisdom and donation, Magick help from Magic, Fred’s Scripts, esmi, Lorenzo Caum, Trish for WordPress Help, Riyad Kalla for simple xml parser., John Carr for providing max speed limits.,Andy Moore for location code., Royce Jordan for 5bucks, Brian Smith and Dr Glunz, Nick Fox for snipet, Ellen Shields at DOT for dialog, Simple Mysql REPLACE example generator, Scott Chamberlain for R interface to speed limit database, Onur Akgun for cron, Dave Smith for bash

We first funded everything with Android apps. They died as app prices headed to $0.
Then asafedrive gave us a logo for free. We still us the logo but never came to terms on sharing speedlimits.
Along the way, we sold a $500 snapshot to Gary from fleetanalytics, so we coasted on that money for a while.
Then Google started selling speed limits, so they are in the league with Navteq…
Then Jason Procknow and one other group gave us recurring paypal which let us sleep at night for the first time.
So now it is getting tough again, but we are still building a cruise control as a future fundraiser, perhaps in the summer.

Thanks Jason, and thanks everyone!

 

access restricted for now.

Hi,

We are broke, so we are limiting access to 10 queries per day. This will reduce our Amazon bill from $50/mo to $30/mo.

If you like the idea of Wikispeedia, perhaps now is the time to consider a donation. We run on $50 a month and any extra goes to paying contributors. No one at Wikispeedia (including me) has ever received a payment.

Here is the snapshot link if you missed it.

http://www.wikispeedia.org/wordpress/snapshot-available/

Jim