One of those ‘in case you’re Googling for it’ posts! This will probably be of little interest to anyone who doesn’t own both an iOS device and a BMW, but might be useful if you own both.
Also available on Vimeo if preferred.
Looking back through some old photos from a visit to Russia about 11 years ago, I came across one that I took as a guide to the pronunciation of all those unfamiliar characters…
From our ‘Things we could patent but probably won’t’ department…
Here’s something I’d like, which should not be too hard to create: a satellite navigation system that understood, when it gave you a direction, the consequences of your failing to do so.
If it’s telling me to take a motorway exit which, if I miss it, will involve driving 10 miles further on before I can even turn round, I’d like it to notify me of that in no uncertain terms. It can flash red and yell at me if necessary, especially if I don’t seem to be slowing down and changing lane. It can do so even if I normally have the audio turned off. And it can do so if the route it previously suggested is no longer appropriate, because there’s been an accident resulting in a three-mile tailback.
If, on the other hand, it wants me to turn left but there are several other left turns ahead, any of which will do, and none of which will add more than a minute or two to my journey, then it can inform me in a much more relaxed way.
What do you think? Am I on to something here?
Holkham Beach in Norfolk is an amazing place. It’s just vast.
Yesterday, the car park was packed, and the path from it to the beach a queue of people and dogs, yet when we got there and walked for just a few minutes, it looked like this:
A few more, and it looked like this:
(Yes, that’s Tilly – you can click for a bigger version.)
Looking away from the sea, you get this:
And I’m fond of that, admittedly less exciting, view, because it features in the memorable closing sequence of my favourite movie.
Tilly absolutely adored it, and seemed to keep running, flat out, for about an hour and a half.
All in all, a most enjoyable stroll.
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