Hein (fub) wrote,
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Navigational equipment

Some people at TNJ are often on the road to clients -- consultants, sales people, etc. Some time ago, a mail was sent to all those types, to ask if they wanted a GPS navigation system for in their cars. It would be the property of TNJ, but it would be loaned for the employee to use.

I replied to that mail, suggesting that it might be more cost-effective to buy only one or two, and let people borrow those when they had to go somewhere they hadn't been before -- but that idea was struck down as being too impractical and giving too much administrative overhead. Fair enough.
Apparently, my mail had been interpreted as "yes, I want one", even though I hadn't intended it to be -- in a bind, the GPSMAP 60CSx serves that purpose quite nicely. So last monday I got a mail saying that my TomTom One XL Europe had arrived and that I should come collect it...

Now I have to figure out how the thing works, and how to mount it in the car. One has to be careful -- thieves notice the holder (or even the mark left by the suction cup of the holder) and break into your car anyway, on the off chance that you left the machine in your dashboard cupboard or under your chair!
Also, I have to get used to driving around with Bram giving me directions -- from driving around under the guidance of babarage's Bram, I know it does take some getting used to. And yes, I did select Bram as the voice -- Eva isn't to my taste, and I don't want Flemish voices. The female Catalan voice is deliciously sensual, but I don't understand spoken Catalan, alas!
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